← Previous Photo
Last Day of Service
Next Photo →
Dayton Saloon

V&T Enginehouse

Date of photo: 1948
Photographer: Unknown

Permanent Link: http://wnhpc.com/details/photo0315
Shortlink: http://wnhpc.com/d/1280
Tags: vt26 vtenginehouse vtrailroad vtshops

Available Sizes: 800x511 | 1024x654 | 2048x1309 | 3263x2087

Daun Bohall Collection

Description

By the 1940s, the once-great "old Stone Fort" of the Virginia and Truckee Railroad was in rough shape. For over 70 years these shops housed the engines of the V&T. Built with 11 stalls, when it was new it was a hub of activity. But as the years went on the V&T took many of its engines out of services, either selling them off or keeping them in storage behind these doors. By the time of this photo, there were only 3 engines left on the roster. One of the, #265, peeks out of an open door in this picture. The yards are overgrown with weeds, some of the tracks probably haven't been used in decades, the bricks are stained with soot, and some of the chimneys have collapsed.

The railroad stopped operations in 1950, and the building was used for a while as an automotive shop. Then it sat empty and crumbled even further. Against the wishes of preservationists, it was torn down in 1991. Now only one of the giant stone blocks that made up its walls remains on the site.

Actions

⇓ Download This Photo

To download this photo, choose a size below, then right-click and select "Save As".

200x127 | 250x159 | 500x319 | 800x511 | 1024x654 | 2048x1309 | 3263x2087

⇓ Embed This Photo

To embed this photo in a blog or web page, choose a size below, then copy and paste the HTML or wiki code from the box.

200x127 | 250x159 | 500x319 | 800x511

HTML code

Wiki markup

Other Data

Date Uploaded: September 9, 2010

Source: Virginia and Truckee Railroad 2010 Calendar


Post A Comment