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Nevada S Virginia Truckee Railroad

Author: Stephen E. Drew
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1467131059
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The Virginia & Truckee is the most famous short line railroad in American history. Brainchild of William Sharon and the Bank of California, the V&T hauled the silver and gold ore, the cordwood, and the mining timbers that made the 1870s "Big Bonanza" a reality. From the state capital at Carson City, V&T rails stretched 66 miles to Virginia City, Reno, and Minden, Nevada. Serving the transportation needs of the Comstock's nearly 40,000 inhabitants, the V&T remained in operation until 1950. The enormously successful railroad paid its early owners handsome dividends. The V&T's ornate locomotives and cars have starred in hundreds of Hollywood productions and are now preserved in US museums. Since 1976, fourteen miles of the railroad have been restored to operation. The Virginia & Truckee has become an enduring legend.

Lake Tahoe S Railroads

Author: Stephen E. Drew
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1439657688
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Lake Tahoe is the majestic mountain lake that spans the boundary line of California and Nevada. The lake’s clarity and scenic beauty are legendary. In the 1870s, the Nevada Comstock Lode created an insatiable appetite for Lake Tahoe’s virgin pine forests. The timbers would shore up underground mining and build communities approaching 40,000 inhabitants. Railroads on three shores delivered the logs lakeside, where they were towed by steam-powered tugs to sawmills, to lumber flumes, and again by rail to their final destinations. As the mines and giant lake pines subsided, railroads pushed farther north after 1898 into new timber stands in the Lake Tahoe and Truckee River basins. Other rail lines were sold, barged across the lake, and repurposed for the burgeoning new industry of tourism. For the next 40 years, railroads marketed Lake Tahoe as their unique scenic destination.

Wasser F R Die Elefanten

Author: Sara Gruen
Publisher: Dumont Buchverlag
ISBN: 3832185658
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Gegen alle Widerstände - die märchenhafte Liebesgeschichte von Jacob und Marlena Amerika, 1931, die Wirtschaftskrise hat das Land fest im Griff. Der junge Tierarzt Jacob steht nach dem Unfalltod seiner Eltern vor dem Nichts. Verzweifelt springt er auf irgendeinen Zug auf – und landet bei Benzinis spektakulärster Show der Welt, einem drittklassigen Wanderzirkus. Unter Artisten, menschlichen Kuriositäten, den überall hinter den Kulissen schuftenden Arbeitern und den wunderbaren Tieren der Menagerie findet Jacob rasch Freunde. Und bald verliert er auch sein Herz: an die zauberhafte Dressurreiterin Marlena – und fast gleichermaßen an Rosie, eine reizende, verfressene Elefantendame, die hartnäckig jedes Kunststück verweigert. Leider ist Rosies Sturheit in den Hungerzeiten der Großen Depression ein echtes Problem – wenn auch kein so großes wie Marlenas gefährlich eifersüchtiger Ehemann. «Eine großartige Geschichte – spannend, unterhaltend, bewegend, komisch, traurig, wie eine richtig gute Vorstellung in einem Weltklassezirkus.» CHRISTINE WESTERMANN, WDR

Railroads Of Nevada And Eastern California The Northern Roads

Author: David F. Myrick
Publisher: University of Nevada Press
ISBN: 9780874171938
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Part of a two-volume set first published in 1962/63, this book offers a history of the railroads of Nevada and Eastern California, as well as the sites and personalities encountered along the routes. This volume covers the sprawling network of railroads in the northern areas.

Hollywood S Railroads

Author: Larry Jensen
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ISBN: 9780692487693
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The first book in a series about railroads and locomotives used by Hollywood in motion pictures and television shows. This volume covers the four locomotives from Nevada's Virginia & Truckee Railroad that were purchased by Hollywood studios between 1937 and 1947. Collectively, the were used in more than 150 motion pictures and television shows between 1937 and the present. Three of those locomotives are now at the Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City. The fourth is a prized possession of Old Tucson Studios in Arizona. While it no longer operates, it is still used as a background in motion pictures. The book is 8.5 by 11 inches, 72 pages, softcover, and printed on enameled stock. It includes 117 photographs - 15 in color - showing various trains and film companies in action. Some of the films included in this book are "Wells Fargo" 1937, "Union Pacific" (1939), "Young Tom Edison" (1940), "Go West" (1940), "The Harvey Girls" (1946), "The Virginian" (1946), "Duel in the Sun" (1946), "Red River" (1948), "Whispering Smith" (1948), "Annie Get Your Gun" (1950), "Rails into Laramie" (1954), "The Great Locomotive Chase" (1956), "The Last Train from Gun Hill" (1959), "The Horse Soldiers" (1959), "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance" (1962), "How the West Was Won" (1962), "McLintock!" (1963), "The Wild Wild West" (1965), "Joe Kidd" (1972), "The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean" (1972), "Tombstone" (1993), and many more. The stars that worked with these trains include James Arness, Johnny Cash, Montgomery Clift, Gary Cooper, Robert Conrad, Kirk Douglas, Clint Eastwood, Henry Fonda, Glenn Ford, Clark Gable, Judy Garland, James Garner, Katharine Hepburn, Charlton Heston, William Holden, Alan Ladd, Burt Lancaster, Jack Lemmon, the Marx Brothers, Joel McCrea, Shirley MacLaine, Paul Newman, Maureen O'Hara, Gregory Peck, Elvis Presley, Robert Preston, Burt Reynolds, Debbie Reynolds, Roy Rogers, Mickey Rooney, Kurt Russell, Randolph Scott, Barbara Stanwyck, James Stewart, Elizabeth Taylor, Spencer Tracy, and John Wayne. Many are pictured at work around the trains.

Railroads Of Nevada And Eastern California The Southern Roads

Author: David F. Myrick
Publisher: University of Nevada Press
ISBN: 9780874171945
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Part of a two-volume set first published in 1962/63, this book offers a history of the railroads of Nevada and Eastern California, as well as the sites and personalities encountered along the routes. This volume covers the varied and spectacular geography of Southern Nevada and Eastern California.

Early Reno

Author: Nevada Historical Society Docent Council
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1439625425
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In 1868, Reno was a rough railroad town located on the new Central Pacific railroad line and quickly became the transportation hub for the greatest silver strike in the world, the Comstock Lode in Virginia City. By the early 1900s, Reno was the state’s financial and industrial center. The automobile and the arrival of the Lincoln and Victory Highways made Reno a convenient place for a quick divorce, and between 1910 and 1970, it was known as the divorce capital of the world. Gaming thrived in Reno’s back rooms and alleys since its earliest days, and became the state’s major economic force after it was legalized in 1931. Known as the “Biggest Little City,” Reno was famous as a place where one could do things that were difficult to do anywhere else.