Turntables



Virginia City

Wood and Cast Iron turntables.

SEPTEMBER 27, 1874 - Daily Territorial Enterprise
The new turn-table at the round house of the Virginia & Truckee Railroad Company is completed and went into use yesterday morning. The addition to the round house has been completed but the tracks are not yet connected except the first one laid. The building supporting the water tanks is being doubled in size and two more tanks will soon be in place. (Four tanks in all).

NOVEMBER 21, 1876 - Daily Territorial Enterprise
A new turntable is being put in at the round house of the V&TRR in this city. The addition to the round house has been completed but the tracks are not yet connected except the first one laid. The building supporting the water tanks is being doubled in size and two more tanks will soon be in place. (Four tanks in all).

Virginia City had probably 4 turntables over time. The first turntable was "A" frame.
The second turntable installed in September 1974 ...
The third turntable installed in November 1976 after the new four stall roundhouse was in place.
The forth turntable installed ... this was an Iron turntable.
Probaly all of the Wood Turntables was 50'.  


Silver City

MARCH 26, 1875 - Daily Territorial Enterprise
Railroad Improvments. - The Virginia and Truckee Railroad Company are building a new turn-table and side-track at the Silver City switch.

 


Carson City

Gold Hill Daily News of Feb 15, 1870 says: A short distance above the engine house is the turn-table, also a substantial, well constructed affair.

Cast Iron turntable. Dated July 1, 1870.

April 1950
54-foot iron turntable built 1877.

Long dis-used with solid track in place.
3 tracks routed around troublesome table in 1925.

Detrucked boxcar 1015 ready to be hauled away.

Begin scrapping entire Minden-Reno line after September 1950.
Working through Franktown ...
November Carson table scrapped.

Photo: Dale Darney collection.

Steamboat

Gold Hill Daily News of Oct 24, 1871 says (Steamboat): A substantial bridge is being built across the creek, by the Railroad Company, also a turn-table.

Daily Territorial Enterprise of Oct 24, 1871 says (Steamboat): The railroad company are building a substantial bridge over Steamboat creek and ner the town a large turntable.

Wood and Iron turntable. Dated 1904.


Moundhouse

Wood and Iron turntable. Dated August 30, 1904.


Reno

Wood and Iron turntable. Dated March 1905.



Source of information: Research made by Dale Darney.