Thursday, April 14, 2016

Virginia & Truckee motor car No. 24, a Model T Ford touring car, sits astride the rails in front of the V&T engine house in Carson City.

the No. 24, a five-seat, four-door, four-cylinder 1923 Ford Model T touring car used for track inspections. The Virginia & Truckee converted the $302 rubber-tired, green-and-yellow automobile for rail service by means of a $145 kit from the Kalamazoo Railway Supply Company of Kalamazoo, Michigan. Unfortunately, the car’s operating career was limited to three years. After colliding with a truck near Browns station, it was retired January 10, 1927.

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