SP 84 Boxcar Renovation

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An 1888 Southern Pacific narrow gauge boxcar is brought to life

On September 21, 2011, the Historical Society of Dayton Valley brought a narrow gauge boxcar “home” to complement our rebuilt 1881 Carson & Colorado depot.

In the winter of 2021, local volunteers, Gene Kinney, Gary and Lisa Myers, John Crowley and  Stony Tennant, sheltered the burnt side of the boxcar with a heavy-duty vinyl cover to avoid further damage recently. The job was finished just when it began to snow!

We would LOVE to have you join us to work on railroad projects. Please attend one of our monthly meetings, email Railroad Working Group Member, or call 775-246-9419 or 775-246-0505. Interested parties of all ages welcome. No experience necessary!

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