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Guide to the Virginia & Truckee Railroad Company records, 1872-1950
BANC MSS P-G 231  
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Description
The records consist of correspondence, 1872-1950; six letterpress copybooks supplementary to those in the Yerington Papers, 1880-1924; account books, 1876-1895; receipts, 1877-1879; check receipts, 1873-1891; station accounts, 1874-1929; invoices, 1876-1919; waybills, 1874-1916; and maintenance records, inventories, time books, and financial and operating records.
Background
The Virginia & Truckee Railroad Company was incorporated in Nevada on March 5, 1868, by principals of the Union Mill & Mining Company and the Bank of California. The standard gauge railroad was conceived to provide more efficient and economical transportation between Comstock ore-producing mines around Virginia City, Nevada, quartz reduction mills along the Carson River below Dayton and lumber yards located near Carson City. The initial 21-mile track between Carson and Virginia City was completed in January 1870 and the remaining 31-mile line was finished late in 1872 between Carson City and Central Pacific Railroad tracks at Reno, Nevada.
Extent
Number of containers: 17 cartons, 26 packages and 8 vol.
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.
Availability
Collection is open for research.