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The Glenbrook

Date of photo: 1949
Photographer: Joe Polson

Source: Nevada Appeal, September 8, 2010

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

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Joe Polson


The Glenbrook was a historic steam locomotive that worked hauling lumber at Spooner Summit. Trees that were cut down at various points around Lake Tahoe would be floated to Glenbrook, then they would either be cut into lumber at one of the sawmills there, or loaded onto the railroad whole. The Glenbrook and other engines of the Carson Tahoe Lumber and Fluming Company would then take the wood up to the top of Spooner Summit, where a log flume was waiting to whisk them down Clear Creek Canyon to Carson City.

The engine was later sent around to other logging railroads, then taken out of service. It was on the verge of being scrapped when it was bought back by the Bliss family, the original owners, and donated to the Nevada State Museum. It was parked outside the museum in downtown Carson City for decades, until it was moved to the Nevada State Railroad Museum. It's there now, dismantled, waiting for a full restoration.

This picture from 1949 shows it on display next to the museum, a playground for generations of children in Carson City.


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Date Uploaded: September 12, 2010

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Source: Nevada Appeal, September 8, 2010

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