VIRGINIA & TRUCKEE RAILROAD HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Silent Auction

The Silent Auction at the V&TRRHS Annual Conference is the major fund-raising event for the organization.  The proceeds are used to pay for the expenses of the Conference that are not covered by registration fees.  This allows us to keep the registration rates affordable for all attendees.

 

Once the Conference expenses are cleared, the remainder is used for donations to worthy V&T related projects such as the restoration of the Gold Hill Depot, the Virginia City Freight Depot, the Comstock Historic District, and to the preservation of V&T Mail and Baggage Car 13 in Virginia City.

Donate Items Now!

 

It's time for you to help the V&TRRHS and allow other Members to fulfill their dreams of ownership.

 

Start your Spring cleaning now, this minute.  After deciding what treasures you can part with, either email a description of the items to the Auction Diva at vtauctiondiva@gmail.com or download this form, fill it out and mail it to her at the address shown on the form. She will be accepting donations until September 15, 2016.

 

No need to send the physical item if you are going to the conference. Just bring it with you.  If you're not attending the conference (and why not?), she will make special arrangements to get it there. Rest assured that whatever you donate will delight and amaze our bidders who will then spend a small fortune for the opportunity to own such an item with such distinguished provenance (that's the fancy word for previous owner, namely you!).

 

And For You Prospective Bidders . . .

Start saving your money now and keeping checking back to this page after September 15 to see what treasures we have in store for you.

 

Document: Darney, Dale. Virginia & Truckee Railroad Co. Rolling Stock Inventory, 1870-1902, With Later Additions

 

Document: Morgan Railcar Company, Inc. Virginia & Truckee Railroad Equipment Restoration Feasibility Investigation.

 

Document: Short Line Enterprises, Inc. Restoration Feasibility Investigation on Virginia & Truckee Railroad Locomotives Nos 18 "Dayton" and 22 "Inyo"

 

Publication: Drew, Stephen E. Virginia & Truckee Inyo: Nevada's Brass Betsy.

Document: Drew, Stephen E. Virginia & Truckee Railway McKeen Motor Car No. 22: Restoration Feasibility Investigation

 

Document: Short Line Enterprises, Inc.,  Carson & Tahoe Lumber & Fluming Company's Lake Tahoe Narrow Gauge Railroad Locomotive No. 2 "Glenbrook" :Restoration Feasibility Investigation

 

Document: USDA Forest Service, Lake Tahoe Basic Management Unit. The Lake Tahoe Narrow Gauge Railroad Site Records F.S. Site 05-19-488

 

Plaques: Railroad memento (6 items)

 

Item: Brass Locomotive #27 from desk of Gordon Sampson

 

Items: Misc. V&T & Steam Train ephemera (7 items)

 

Item: Christmas Ornament

 

Kit:: V&T Jib Crane

 

Memorabilia:  Railroad Spike with Miniature Steam Train

 

Kit:: San Francisco Cable Car

 

Kit:: HOn3 D&RGW Idler Flat Kit

 

Kit:: HOn3 D&RGW Box Car Kit

 

Kit:: HOn3 D&RGW Stock Car Kit

 

Models: HO Overland Dispatch, Southern Express Co. (3)

 

Model: HOn3 Tiffany Reefer Car

 

Model: HO Gondola

 

Model: HO Die Cast Combine

 

Model: OO Old Time Coach

 

Kit: "Uncle Al's" United Grocery Store

 

Kit: Pine Grove Court House

 

Kit: "G" Classic Observation Car with Interior Light

 

Kit: Virginia & Truckee Passenger Car

 

Kit: Virginia & Truckee Combination Car

 

Kit: "G" Classic Combine with Interior Lights & Sliding Doors

 

Jewelry: Silver-tone Railroad 3-Piece Set

 

Jewelry: Gold-tone Railroad 3-Piece Set

 

Memorabilia: V&T Original $1000 10% Gold Bond No. 791

 

Memorabilia: V&T Time Table No. 21

 

Memorabilia: V&T Train Register for March 23, 1877

 

Memorabilia: V&T Payroll for Engines Nos. 10 Washoe, 11 Reno, and 12 Genoa, February 1878

 

Book: Dequille, Dan (William Wright). A History of the Comstock Mines : Mineral and Agricultural Resources of Silver Land

 

Book: Best, Gerald M. Nevada County Narrow Gauge.

 

Book: Pecotich, Robert A. Southern Pacific's Sacramento Shops : Incubator of Innovation.

 

Book: Davis, Sarah Ann and Mary Hill, Elisabeth L Egenhoff, and Elinor H Rhodes. Guide to Virginia City, Nevada and the Comstock Area.

 

Memorabilia: Special Train for the World Premiere of 'Virginia City.'

 

Photographs: Matthews, Fred. 5 (Five) Photographs of Southern Pacific narrow gauge.

 

Photographs: Watkins, Carleton E. 5 (Five) enlargements of October 1876 views of Virginia City, Gold Hill and Silver City, Nevada.

 

Memorabilia: Chollar Gold & Silver Mining Company, Virginia City, NV stock certificate & photograph

 

Memorabilia: Checks signed by Superintendent H.M. Yerington 3 (Three)

 

Memorabilia: Carson & Colorado Railway. Dayton, NV. Section Crew Time-Roll, Dec 1897. Agent's Cash Remittance, Oct. 13, 1893

 

Memorabilia: SP narrow gauge Locomotive No. 9. Monthly ICC Locomotive Inspection and Repair Reports, 1943-1949

 

Memorabilia: 8 (Eight) Original V&T Tickets

 

Memorabilia: V&T Lyon Engine Silhouettes - with steam

 

Memorabilia: V&T Lyon Engine Silhouettes - without steam