V&T Car No. 13
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member brwhiz
N 39° 18.540 W 119° 39.004
11S E 271510 N 4354416
This historical marker is one of two mounted on the north end of this historical railroad car at the south end of Virginia City's main thoroughfare.
Waymark Code: WMJ30W
Location: Nevada, United States
Date Posted: 09/14/2013
Published By:Groundspeak Charter Member Uncle Alaska
Views: 3

V&T Car No. 13

The only railroad car ever designed expressly for transportation of precious metals. Mail-Bullion car No. 13 was built by the Oxford Car Company in 1874 to the order of the fabulous Virginia & Truckee Railroad. Until 1939 she transported her precious cargoes, totallin value millions of dollars. from Virginia City to the mint at Carson City and to the S. P. connection in Reno.

Donated to Virginia City by
George L. Gary

This plaque erected by
The Virginia City Businessmen's Association


Marker Title (required): V&T Car No. 13

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Marker Type (required): Metal Plaque

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Marker Number (If official State Marker from NV SHPO website above, otherwise leave blank): Not Listed

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