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Carson City's Old Enginehouse

Photographer: Dave Welch

Source: The Silver Short Line

Tags: carsoncity, vtoldenginehouse, vtrailroad,

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This photo shows the Virginia and Truckee's secondary enginehouse in Carson City. This wooden barn sat at the west end of town, near the corner of Mountain and Caroline. It was used to store locomotives or passenger cars, whatever equipment needed to be kept out of the weather. Here, in its later years, you can see the three-way stub switch poking through the weeds. It was torn down shortly after the line was abandoned in 1950.


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Date Uploaded: January 12, 2009

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Source: The Silver Short Line

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on Saturday, April 10, 2010 at 06:52 PM

This actually was the original Carson City engine house of the V&T in use as such from early 1870 to 1873. There was a turntable and several shop building located here as well. When the large stone engine house and shops were opened in central Carson in 1873, this building was surplus and eventually used for storage of out of service rolling stock.

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