The Nevada State Railroad Museum will hold a special showing of famous Virginia & Truckee locomotive No. 22, the Inyo, in conjunction with the Annual Nevada Railroad History Symposium.
This is the only time this year the Inyo will be brought out of the
museum building for viewing and photographing.
Visitors will see the Inyo in motion when volunteers operate the
locomotive on the museum's tracks on October 21 from 10:00 to 4:00 p.m.
"The Inyo is usually only run over the Fourth of July weekend each year
in celebration of Independence Day," said Frank Ackerman, Curator of
Education. "However, this year the special operation of the locomotive
will coincide with the Nevada Railroad History Symposium."
The public is invited to come watch the operation of the Inyo. Train
rides also will be offered, using Nevada State Railroad Museum
locomotive No. 8. Fares for steam-ups are $5.00 for adults; $4.00 for
seniors 65 up; $3.00 for children 6 to 11, and children 5 and under ride
The 130-year-old Inyo has been working in Nevada since April of 1875.
Nicknamed the BRASS BETSY, locomotive No. 22 gained the admiration of many railroad veterans because it came furnished with an extensive
amount of highly polished brass work.
The Inyo also caught the eye of Hollywood, becoming the first of many
V&T cars and locomotives acquired by Paramount Pictures.
Old No. 22 starred in several movies, including Disney's The Great Locomotive Chase, and was featured in the Wild, Wild West television series.
The ex-V&T locomotive was purchased by the State of Nevada and later returned home to Carson City.
After more than a year of restoration work, the Inyo made her museum debut on May 29, 1983.
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