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California - Nevada Circle Tour
Northbound 


This leg of the tour tales us from Yosemite, via Tioga Pass and Mono Lake, to Carson City, Virginia City, Reno/Sparks, and on to Donner Pass back into California.

Nevada State Railroad Museum, Carson City, NV
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tandard gauge steam train ride and tour of facilities. The grounds and museum are impeccable, but poor lighting inside the museum doesn't allow good photos. Most interesting feature is a gallows style turntable and the beautifully restored locomotives inside.
http://museums.nevadaculture.org/

  

   

   

   

   

 

Virginia and Truckee Railroad, Virginia City, NV
Standard gauge diesel train ride (2-8-0 steamer was being rebuilt) and tour of old-west buildings and mining operations. Short ride through 4 tunnels, past several abandoned Comstock silver mines, on the right of way first cleared in 1868. Virginia City is a tourist trap of the first kind and has no other purpose today. http://onlinenevada.org/virginia_and_truckee_railroad


 

    
 

         
 

 

Southern Pacific Railroad, Reno / Sparks / Reno Junction, NV
Photo Op at standard gauge display, Sparks City Park en route to Reno Junction, Hawley, and Portola.

 

   

   
 


 


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