The Virginia and Truckee Railroad Company have recently completed a new side-track at the Santiago Mill, Carson River. The united length of the side tracks and switches between this city and Carson probably considerably exceeds that of the main line.
At the Hale & Norcross dump yesterday, when a train of ore cars was being loaded, the engine ran off the side track and striking the little office in which holds fourth the man who does the weighing of quartz wagons, knocked out its front. The man was, within at the time and was slightly bruised. When he came fourth from his shattered habitation he looked like a man who had just found a stray earthquake.
Side Track. The Virginia and Truckee Railroad Company Have recently completed a new side-track at the Santiago Mill, Carson River. The united length of the side tracks and switches between this city and Carson probably considerably exceeds that of the main line.
Track Repairs. - A gang of men under charge of Mr. Sullivan, track layer of the Virginia and Truckee Railroad, are still at work repairing the track in the vicinity of the Main street crossing. About two more days will be required to complete the job. Great pains are being taken in fixing the road bed. The old ties, which are were pretty well worn out, are being replaced with new ones, some of which are a foot square. Engineer Anderson was engaged this afternoon in taking observations on the line of the track with a view to straightening it as much as possible.
Ore Product. - The amount of ore furnished by the Hale and Norcross, Crown Point and Belcher mines, for transportation over the Virginia and Truckee railroad to Silver City and Carson river mills, at present, averages about 95 carloads per day, The ore product of the Crown Point mine has fallen off somewhat during the present week, owing to the fact that a portion of the hoisting machinery is undergoing repairs.
Freight. - The receipts of freight at the railroad depot, Gold Hill, since yesterday, were as follows: Nine car loads of Coal, five of pig iron and two of merchandise.
Pig Iron. - At present there seems to be quite a large demand for pig iron at the foundries, in Lower Gold Hill, and on the Divide. The railroad company are delivering the iron at the depot, in Gold Hill, at the rate of two carloads a day.
Repairing the Railroad. - A force of men is at work on that part of the V. & T. R. R. lying between the Roundhouse and the Reno switch, replacing the damaged rails with sound ones, ballasting, tightening the fish joints, etc etc.
The V. & T. R. R. - Seems to be doing a good business; the trains are running all day; the track runs through town to the Clear Creek flume. It is feared that the teaming business will be entirely done away with.