In the first part,shot by Arthur E LaSalle in 1949, the westbound Overland Limited arrives Reno behind a cab forward and The Virginia and Truckee daily mixed departs from the opposite side of the station for a three hour run the entire length of the line. Next, Wilbur C. Whittaker captures the highlights of an NRHS special: Reno to Carson City. Finally, from the Otto Perry collection, the last passenger train and the final official train, each from Reno to Minden in May 1950.
The V and T was built to serve:the Comstock lode. This is the railroad that carried more than the combined weight of all its rails and stock in pure glistening silver from the richest hill on earth.
It includes a visit to the 17 stall sandstone round house in Carson City, eyeball to eyeball pacing at a thunderous 45 MPH and lonely shots of a tiny train against the snow capped peaks that frame the desolate Washoe valley. Running time 44 minutes.
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Sunday River Productions
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The Virginia and Truckee The Final Years Sunday River Productions
jjusrailroader (Switzerland) on 2011-01-23 06:01:54.
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To whom who is interested in the Virginia & Truckee Railroad of the early years they won't be disappointed for sure.
For me as an American Standard 4-4-0 engine fan I would have like it to see more of this kind of engine. And I know Virginia & Truckee have had several of this beauty. Of course I also would like to see much more of Carson City and Virginia City of this time as well. Otherwise is this movie a good and valuable one.
Additional remarks by jjusrailroader: Narration:Just enough. Would kids enjoy this?I doubt it. Image quality:A little rough around the edges. DVD Value:Seemed a little high, but not too bad. Recommend to others?Not unless they REALLY were interested in the subject matter.