Conference Program

All Events in the PiƱon Room of the Gold Dust West  Hotel & Casino except where specified


Friday, October 7, 2016 - Day One Sessions 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Operations on the Silver City Branch

Charlie Siebenthal

V&T Stations: The Last Decade of Operation

Paul Hopkins

Great V&T Train Robbery of 1894

Phillip Earl


The Comstock Lumber Industry & D. L. Bliss

Jack Harpster

Registration 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Vendor Room (Juniper Room at the Gold Dust West) open 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Friday, October 7, 2016 - Banquet

 (Extra Ticket Required)


V&TRRHS Banquet

No Host Cocktail Hour 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Buffet Dinner


Keynote Address

"Firefighting on the  Comstock: The Great Virginia City Fire of 1875"

Silent Auction bidding noon to end of Banquet

Joseph L. Curtis

Saturday, October 8, 2016 - Day Two Sessions 9 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The Circus Comes to the Comstock

Don Ball

V&T's Carson City Yards, 1869-1950

Curtis Reid


Backdating an MEW Model of the V&T "Tahoe"

Heather Clark

Valuation  Sketches of the Carson City Yards, 1916

Mike Collins


Registration 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Vendor Room open 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Silent Auction bidding 8:30 a.m. to noon

Winning Bid Announcement & Posting 3 p.m.

Pay and Pick Up Items after General Meeting

Saturday, October 8, 2016 - V&TRR Excursion Train to Eureka Siding

(Extra Ticket Required)

V&T Toast of the Canyon Wine Tasting Train

5:00 p.m. Meet at V&TRR Station

4650 Eastgate Siding Road, Carson City, NV

Saturday, October 8, 2016, 7:00 p.m. - V&T Modeler's Workshop


Dave Connery

Building the Dayton Depot

Dave Connery

Making Decals for Baldwin Paint Style No. 1

Andrew Brandon

3-D Printing

Ryan Blake

Scratch Building V&T Passenger Cars using 3-D Printing & Laser Cutting

Daniel Botten

Modeling the Union Iron Works Moguls

Don Ball

Modeling V&T MW Flanger No. 52

Cliff Jennings

Sunday, October 9, 2016 - Field Trip 9:30 a.m. to noon

Dayton Depot Field Trip

9:30 a.m. Arrive at Dayton Depot for Tour

Main Street & Highway 50, Dayton NV

Hosted by Linda Clements, Historical Society of Dayton Valley

Depot built  late 1879 as V&T's Second Mound House Depot, sold 1881 to Carson & Colorado RR and moved to Dayton