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V&T Motorcar #99

Date of photo: June, 1938
Photographer: Unknown

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Tags: carsoncity vtmotorcar99 vtrailroad

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In the early 20th century this little motorcar ran on the Virginia & Truckee Railroad as a way of saving the cost of running an entire steam locomotive. It mostly ran weekday trips to the Comstock, saving the steam engine for the weekends only. This car, #99, came from the Tonopah and Goldfield Railroad. Fireman Grover Russell, who normally worked on the steam locomotives, is loading a package into the car.

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Date Uploaded: January 22, 2019

Source: Carson City: The Early Years


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