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Comstock & Other Nevada Railroad Ephemera

Currency:USD Category:Western Americana / Collectibles - Railroad Start Price:50.00 USD Estimated At:100.00 - 300.00 USD
Comstock & Other Nevada Railroad Ephemera
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Lot of 6 items from three different Nevada railroads: Nevada & California; Carson & Colorado; and Virginia & Truckee. 1) Rare letterhead from the General Office of the Nevada and California Railroad. Dateline Reno, Nev., June 18, 1889. Addressed to Virginia & Truckee Railroad in Carson regarding a check received. Signed by the Nevada & California RR auditor and paymaster. Operated from Reno, Nevada, then northwest to the California state line near present-day Hallelujah Junction before reaching Oneida, California in 1882. A portion of the route is part of today's Union Pacific Railroad branch connecting their Feather River mainline with Reno. The Nevada and Oregon was incorporated on June 5, 1880, and was headquartered at Reno. It was sold to the Moran Brothers, a group of New York investors, at foreclosure in 1884 and operated unofficially as the Nevada and California Railroad. In 1893 the Moran Brothers sold the railroad and it was reorganized as the Nevada–California–Oregon Railway. 2) Carson & Colorado Railway Company Time-roll, November 1898. Lists 4 engineers and one machinists. Folds with one large separation along a fold, and some toning. The Carson & Colorado began construction in 1880 with the first train arriving in Keeler in 1883. Ran from Mound House to Keeler, accessing portions of Eastern California and Western Nevada. A daughter company of the Virginia & Truckee, with many of the same investors. 3) Virginia & Truckee Railroad. Four documents. Pictorial 1886 San Francisco billhead for the order of Virginia & Truckee lantern globes! Two Central Pacific Railroad / Virginia & Truckee documents: CPRR Baggage Dept. letterhead 1887 to DA Bender re: package from CT Townsend in Hawthorne; and 1878 Virginia & Truckee billhead for funds advanced to Bender (agent for V&T to CPRR). Lastly, an 1876 V&T voucher for rebate on lumber shipped for the Savage Mining Company. Date: 1876-1898 Location: Virginia City, Nevada HWAC# 60372