Hammering uphill at Scales. The former McCloud Railway #18 hammers uphill on the reconstructed Virginia City Line, passing the historic location of the station known as "Scales."... (more)
Comstock: MP 46.6. A V&T Freight traverses the wide, sweeping horseshoe curve at American Flat on a chilly winter afternoon, en route to its destination at Virginia City, roughly 5 rail mil... (more)
First light at Scales. The first rays of sunlight filter through some morning clouds and snow showers as a short V&T freight makes the climb from Carson City to Virginia City on the "C... (more)
V&T #29 approaches Hayward's Siding, an 875 ft. long passing siding in Silver City, NV, with a short freight bound for Virginia City.
V&T #29 proceeds northbound with a short freight heading west around one of the many horseshoes curves spanning the line. They say the shortest point between two locations is a straight line, tho... (more)
It is possible that amusement park rides such as "The Whip" of 1914 and the "Wild Mouse" of the 1960's were inspired by the V&T - a line proclaimed to be the "crookedest shortline in America". Th... (more)
A V&T freight led by McCloud River #18 progresses north at American Flat around one of several horseshoe curves along the line. It's easy to lose your way along the the V&T, a line proclaimed to ... (more)
V&T Bay-Window Caboose No. 50
Built in 1916, this Ex-Western Pacific Railroad bay-window caboose was acquired by the "new" V&T in 1977 and sees regular service on the line's tourist tra... (more)
V&T #29 leads a freight out of the west portal of Tunnel Number 2. The tunnel was originally constructed in 1869 and at 568', it is the longest of 6 tunnels on the V&T between Carson City and Vi... (more)
Steamscape: American Flat. Just north of American Flat Tunnel, a V&T Freight passes through a rock cut and begins to traverse the wide, sweeping horseshoe curve at American Flat. Known as ... (more)
Steamscape - Hayward's Siding. V&T #29 claws her way past the south switch at Hayward's Siding, with a short freight bound for Gold Hill and Virginia City. Historically, Hayward's Siding ... (more)
First light over Scales. Morning cloud cover filters the mid-winter sunrise over Scales as the former McCloud River Railroad Mikado #18 hauls a cut of freight cars north toward Gold Hill an... (more)
Sunrise over Scales. Pre-dawn snow showers give way to clearing skies over Nevada's Comstock Region, as a V&T Freight winds its way north over the "crookedest shortline in America."
The ... (more)
McCloud River Railway #18, now in tourist service on the Virginia & Truckee crosses a fill in the hills above Silver City.
Lotsa Curves? You bet! To borrow a line from Curt Massey's Petticoat Junction Theme, the V&T Virginia City Line does indeed have lots of curves. In fact, back in the day, it was known as t... (more)