Virginia & Truckee @ Sacramento, CA.
Wooden combination car No. 16 was built in late 1874 for the Virginia & Truckee Railroad by the Detroit Car Works. In the two years since the Virginia & Truckee's line between Reno and Virginia City was completed, the railroad acquired fourteen passenger cars: every one was in constant operation in two or more of the railroad's twenty daily passenger and mixed trains. With the rise of Comstock prosperity, these small wooden coaches were crammed beyond capacity and passengers frequently had to stand during the three-hour trip from Virginia City to the Central Pacific Railroad connection at Reno.
Photographed by Bruce Macdonald, May 4, 1981.
Added to the photo archive by Bruce Macdonald, September 14, 2021.
Railroad: Southern Pacific.
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