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    Posted September 27, 2014 by
    dinalee
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    Virginia City, Nevada
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    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    The romance of trains

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    The Virginia & Truckee Railroad: In the Wild West!

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     dinalee was entranced by this railroad while visiting Virginia City, Nevada back in August. She loves the number 29 Robert Gray locomotive, which is 98 years old and still transports tourists along the line. 'There is still gold in the hills or ground, and there is currently a gold mine in operation there.'
    - hhanks, CNN iReport producer

    In the small gold rush era town called Virginia City, Nevada, there is one of the oldest and most historic train system's in the West. That system is called the Virginia & Truckee railroad, and although it is a short line railroad it still has done a lot of work, and continues to work until this day.
    It is open to tourists or visitors, almost, year round, and they have holiday trains for Halloween and Christmas.
    I have watched the train from a jeep trail, and often, wild horses can be seen in the area, along side the train tracks.

    They have both diesel and steam locomotives, and steam locomotive #29 named the Robert Gray is older than me, and is one of my favorites. I highly recommend this railroad to anyone who loves trains, gold mines, and the Wild West. You can find more information at their website; www.virginiatruckee.com

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