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Nevada Day Double-Header

Date of photo: October 31, 1938
Photographer: Unknown

Source: Nevada Appeal, August 16, 2008

Tags: carsoncity, downtowncc, vt26, vtrailroad, washingtonstreet,

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The Virginia and Truckee Railroad steams down Washington Street on its way to the Carson City depot. This double-header train ran on October 31, 1938, pulling passengers from Reno to Carson for Nevada Day. Engine #26 is at the head of the train, and it looks like #27 is behind. Bringing up the rear are a reported 10 cars full of revelers.

Notice the cars parked along the road on the left, and Ash Canyon Creek running above ground on the left. This creek now runs underground in storm drains until it reaches Mills Park.


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Date Uploaded: August 23, 2008

Permanent Link: http://wnhpc.com/details/photo0021

Source: Nevada Appeal, August 16, 2008

Source Caption: The No. 26 engine of the V&T Railroad leads a double header, two engines, pulling passengers into Carson City for the 1938 Nevada Day celebration, the first in the capital city. The photo says there were 10 cars on this train.

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