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The Glenbrook

Date of photo: 1949
Photographer: Joe Polson

Source: Nevada Appeal, January 14, 2010

Tags: carsoncity, downtowncc, nevadastatemuseum, theglenbrook, usmint,

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Joe Polson


For decades the locomotive "Glenbrook" was on display next to the Nevada State Museum in Carson City. This locomotive had worked on the logging railroads at Lake Tahoe, hauling cut logs from the sawmills at Glenbrook up to Spooner Summit, where they could be placed in a flume and sent rocketing down to Carson City.

In the 1980s the locomotive was moved to the Nevada State Railroad Museum, where it was dismantled and put into storage, awaiting its turn for restoration. Parts of the engine can still be seen if you go there.

As a boy, Joe Polson stopped at the museum while the family was moving from Hawthorne to the Bay Area. He took this picture while visiting the Glenbrook.


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Date Uploaded: January 24, 2010

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Source: Nevada Appeal, January 14, 2010


on Wednesday, April 28, 2010 at 10:20 AM

I remember this locomotive being outside the mint when I visited C.C. some time ago then on my last visit it was gone. I found out it was in the process of being restored at the Nevada State Railroad Museum. The Glenbrook's sister locomotive "Tahoe" is at the Nevada County Narrow Gauge Museum and boy it would be amazing to see at least one of these beauties in operation in C.C. Very few people seem to be aware of the logging history of C.C. and it truly is an industrial marvel the logging heritage abounds in the Carson Range.

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