It is with regret we inform you of the passing of Janet Ayres who helped found the Northern Nevada Railway Foundation and has been the president for many years. Her services are June 7 2013 at 11 am. at the Presbyterian Church in Carson City, Nevada There will be a reception at Adel's restaurant at 2 pm.
The Foundation is closing its web store and start selling it items on eBay. The web site will take you to our eBay page when you click on the Store icon. This will allow us to streamline our operation. Please check out the items listed on eBay. Thank you
THE DVD TITLED: "THE V&T LIVES, A DOCUMENTARY OF THE RECONSTRUCTION PROCESS", IS AWESOME. TO VIEW PORTIONS OF THE DVD WHICH ARE ON YOUTUBE BY CLICKING ON THIS LINK:
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You can purchase a copy of this fabulous DVD which is out now and available through our store, or you can call 775-885-6833.
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Why was the V & T built? Who built it? What did it cost? There were no other railroads in the area so how do you get steam engines to Virginia City in 1869? Why do we want to rebuild it now? Who will benefit from the reconstruction?
There are lots of questions and lots of history too. Apparently the question of “Is it possible?” never came up, or maybe it was just ignored. Virginia City had a problem to solve, they listed all the obstacles, and then they built a railroad; in less than a year!
See the new DVD on sale in our store and get the answer. And don't forget to check the "Newsletter" page for current construction updates.
* "V & T Railroad", "Virginia and Truckee Railroad", and "Queen of the Short Lines", are Trademarks of the Virginia and Truckee Railroad Company, used by permission.