Virginia and Truckee Railway, Published 23 June 1937Out of the snow finally emerged Carson City. It is a quaint, old-fashioned place you heard me, I said a quaint, old-fashioned place and they tell me that until last summer, it hardly grew in half a century. But now the tourists are giving the place civic monkey glands, and it is growing lively and active again. I went over to the state capital, and while I missed the governor, the first thing I saw were Ontario and Quebec license plates. They have them for nearly all the provinces, and the whole 48 states, on exhibition right there in the hall. I also bumped into the librarian, a Cambridge University man.
I rode my 50th railway in the next few minutes but I did it in an unorthodox way. The Virginia and Truckee locomotive was stuck in the snow and ice right across the highway. The wheels whirled and whirled, and nothing happened. Finally, it just managed to get backed up, and it pushed the comlc-strip coaches with it. I climbed aboard, rode the whole length of the station platform, then hopped off before the coach I was on got out into the yards. I didn't travel far, but I did qualify on my 59th. The Virginia and Truckee Railway is among the numerous Nevada railroads you think would have folded up long ago and haven't.