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Date of photo: May 31, 1950
Photographer: Ted Wurm

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Tags: vt27, vtrailroad, washoecanyon,

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Engine #27 pulls the last Virginia and Truckee scheduled train ever. The train was heading south through Washoe Canyon, on the last morning run from Reno to Carson City. Photographers swarmed the steep hills of the canyon, and the engine crew put on a fine display of black smoke for the cameras.


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Date Uploaded: September 9, 2010

Source: Virginia and Truckee Railroad 2010 Calendar


on Thursday, May 17, 2012 at 04:15 PM

Wouldn't it be heading towards Carson City if it was going South through the canyon?

on Thursday, May 17, 2012 at 04:33 PM

Of course you're right. The tractor gives it away. That was the trip from Reno to Carson.

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