Drawing of V&T Locomotive No. 26 on a bridgef by Richard (Dick) C. Datin from the Stephen Drew Collection. All rights reserved.

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

Spring 2015 Issue Mailing

The Spring 2015 issue of our newsletter, the V&T Telegraph, was mailed out in the last week of February.  If you have not received your copy, please contact the Secretary at or drop her a line at V&TRRHS, P.O. Box 143, Carson City, NV 897012-0143.



 Sixth Annual

V&T Railroad History


Friday, October 9 &

Saturday, October 10

 Field Trip Sunday October 11

Gold Dust West Casino-Hotel

On Route 50, Carson City

* The joint V&TRRHS and SPNG conference has been postponed to 2016 due to a scheduling conflict.

Donate to Future Research Projects



V&TRRHS Publication Number 6, The Virginia & Truckee Lightning Express 1876-1881, by Stephen Drew & Mike Collins is now available online and by mail.


Its 36 pages contain 85 illustrations, including a dozen fine scale drawings by Mike Collins.