Virginia & Truckee Railroad Right of Way

Virginia & Truckee Railroad Right of Way (HM1EKC)

Location: Reno, NV 89501 Washoe County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 31.01', W 119° 48.419'

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Soon after the Chinese laborers graded this section during the summer of 1871, track gangs commenced laying rail south, reaching Steamboat Springs by late October. To celebrate the occasion numerous residents rode an excursion train to Steamboat on November 7. Nine months later Superintendent Henry M. Yerington drove the last spike a mile west of Carson City on August 24, 1872, connecting Virginia City with Reno by rail. Although regularly scheduled passenger service didn't begin until October 1, the first through train traversed the 52 mile route on September 1, 1872 - the last steamed by here on May 31, 1950.
Marker Number248
Placed ByDivision of Historic Preservation & Archeology; City of Reno
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 8th, 2014 at 10:41pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 258698 N 4377895
Decimal Degrees39.51683333, -119.80698333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 31.01', W 119° 48.419'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 31' 0.60" N, 119° 48' 25.14" W
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Area Code(s)775
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 901-951 Holcomb Ave, Reno NV 89501, US
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