1872-11-30 In the News November 30, 1872 - Daily Territorial Enterprise

The New Locomotives. - The two new locomotives, lately arrived from the East, have been thoroughly overhauled by Mr. Bowker, Master Mechanic of the Virginia and Truckee Railroad. They will commence making the regular trips on Monday next.

Hogs. - A cargo of hogs, numbering 360, arrived in Virginia yesterday, by way of the Virginia and Truckee Railroad. Teh swine were purchased in Iowa, and were consigned to the Butchers' Association of this city.

Scarcity of Cars. - The pressure of business is so great on the Central Pacific Railroad that they are unwilling to furnish platform cars for the transportation of wood and lumber over the Virginia and Truckee Railroad to this city.

Railroad Freight. - Thrty-three cars laden with general merchandise arrived in this city since last report.

Map of the Sutro Tunnel. - The last number of the Mining and Scientific Press contains a well-executed topographical map showing the locations of the Sutro Tunnel and the Comstock lode. Two other lodes besides the Comstock are represented on the map, namely, the Monte Christo and the Great Flowery, both being situated to the eastward of and running parallel with the Comstock.

New Sidewalk. - A new and substantial sidewalk was completed yesterday on Sutton avenue, between C and D streets.


November 30, 1872 - Virginia Evening Chronicle

Disabled. - The Virginia and Truckee locomotive Washoe, running between Gold Hill and the blockaded tunnel, was yesterday disabled and was towed up to the machine shop in this city by the locomotive Story.

Freight. Received by 11 o'clock this forenoon eleven cars of general merchandise and four loaded with lumber to the Consolidated Virginia arrived over The Virginia and Truckee Railroad.

Names Changed. We understand that the names of the two new locomotives of the Virginia and Truckee Railroad are to be changed from Ralston and Sharon to Empire and Esmeralda.


November 30, 1872 - Gold Hill News

Railroad Smash-up. - Nine cars loaded with Crown Point ore, on their way to Carson river, about 2 p.m. to-day got away from the brakeman and ran a mile or so very lively, till they flew the track and smashed all into one pile together. Nobody hurt.


November 30, 1872 - EC

Names Changed. - We understand that the names of the two locomotives of the Virginia and Truckee Railroad are to be changed from Ralstone and Sharon to Empire and Esmeralda.

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