Drawing by Richard C. Datin from the Stephen Drew Collection.
Established in 2009, the Virginia and Truckee Railroad Historical Society is dedicated to the promotion of research and presentation of the history of the Virginia and Truckee Railroad, 1869 -1905, the Virginia and Truckee Railway 1905-1950, and the affiliates, the connecting rail lines and the Comstock area in general, as well as aiding in the preservation of artifacts of this period including Virginia & Truckee locomotives, rolling stock, equipment, buildings, and documentary materials. Join now!
News of the Day
The Special Collections Department of the University of Nevada, Reno announced the experimental expansion of its service hours. Called Second Saturdays in Special Collections, starting February 8, The University of Nevada, Reno Special Collections Department is now open to researchers on Saturday afternoons
on the second Saturday of each month during the spring semester. Saturdays include Feb. 8, March 8, April 12 and May 10. Parking is free on weekends on floors 2-5 in the Brian J. Whalen Parking Complex.
For more information, contact Donnie Curtis at 775-682-5668.
MARCH 2014 - PUBLICATION OF
NEVADA'S VIRGINIA & TRUCKEE
BY STEPHEN E. DREW
Arcadia Publishing announced that the newest volume in their Images of Rail Series, Nevada's Virginia & Truckee by Stephen E Drew, will be published on or around March 31, 2014.
You may pre-order your copy from the California State Railroad Museum store by going to the store's website or by calling the store at (916) 324-4950 or from the Nevada State Railroad Museum store by going to their store's website or called the store at (775) 687-6953 Ext. 231 (Thursday through Monday).
Stephen will be the guest speaker and sign his book at 7 p.m. May 28 at the regular meeting of the Historic Reno Preservation Society in Reno. The event, which is at the Laxalt Theater in the Nelson Building, 401 W. Second St., is free.
Donate to Future Research Projects
V&T Railroad History
Friday, October 10 &
Saturday, October 11
Field Trip Sunday October 12
To be held at the
Gold Dust West Casino-Hotel
On Route 50, Carson City