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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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