Drag to rotate the Inyo on its turntable. Click the “i” button in the toolbar to hide/show the info hotspots.
The locomotive Inyo was built in 1875 by the Baldwin Locomotive Works of Philadelphia for the Virginia & Truckee Railroad. It is one of the oldest original locomotives in North America still in operable condition. The pride of the collection at the Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City, the Inyo is fired up for jaunts around the museum’s tracks generally twice each year. The locomotive was photographed at the museum, then composited into the foundation of the V&T turntable in Virginia City. The text blocks linked within the Virtual Inyo, as well as the captions found in the gallery below, were written by Wendell Huffman (Nevada State Railroad Museum).


Click and drag to rotate the Inyo on its turntable. Click the “i” button in the toolbar to hide/show the info hotspots.
Touch here for the phone/tablet version.

Click here to see the Virginia City location in Google Maps; here to see the Carson City location.
Click here to see the remains of the V&T turntable in Virginia City.

Listen to the sound of the Inyo starting to move:

Listen to the sound of the Inyo’s bell:

Listen to the sound of the Inyo’s whistle:

 

 
The photographs above are used courtesy of:
The Special Collections Department, University of Nevada, Reno Library
The Nevada Historical Society
The Nevada State Railroad Museum

 

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