Historic ‘Dayton’ locomotive returns to Nevada State Railroad Museum

V&T locomotive Dayton

by Guy Clifton

It seems somehow appropriate that snow was falling in Virginia City on the morning of Monday, April 16, as crews from the Nevada State Railroad Museum and Comstock Historic Center prepared the Virginia & Truckee Railroad locomotive “Dayton” for its return trip to Carson City.

After all, in its days of operation ion the V&T in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the Dayton, locomotive No. 18, was the engine equipped with a snow plow to clear the route to and from the Comstock for all the V&T trains. Continue reading