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V&T Shops, Carson City

V&T Shops, Carson City

Date of photo: Early 1900s
Photographer: Unknown

Source: Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Tags: carsoncity, vtenginehouse, vtrailroad, vtshops,

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A view of the V&T Shops and turntable from good times on the railroad. In this early-morning photo, several of the locomotives are warming up for a long day ahead.


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Date Uploaded: June 18, 2007

Permanent Link: http://wnhpc.com/details/habs104071pu

Source: Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Source URL: https://www.loc.gov/item/nv0032/

Source Caption: Historic American Buildings Survey, Nevada Professional and Service Projects Taken 1939 HABS NEV,13-CARCI,6-3

View on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/scottschrantz/2192943582


on Saturday, March 14, 2009 at 03:44 PM

I think that 1939 date is wrong. Not enough going on on the railroad at that time for so many locomotives to be under steam. As well, too many wood burners active in the photo. By that time, it was oil for fuel for the 25, 26 and 27.

on Saturday, March 14, 2009 at 10:05 PM

I think you're right. I don't even think the V&T had that many engines in their possession in 1939. The Hollywood studios had already discovered the enginehouse as a prime picking ground by then and started buying all the iron that wasn't in active service.

I got the 1939 date directly from the HABS info, and just copied it over without thinking about it. "Taken 1939" the photo caption says. But maybe they meant this copy was made in 1939 from an older print.

Until I've found a firmer date I'll just change it to "Early 1900s".

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