Railroad History Series: Logging by Rail

On March 24th, the community is invited to the third in a series of Railroad History presentations featuring a fascinating era in local history when the thriving sawmills of Hobart Mills, Crystal Bay and Incline Village cut the mining timbers that were transported by flume and rail to provide the lumber for construction of the mines of the Comstock Lode. In addition, hundreds of steam engines carried more than 100,000 cords of four foot split pine and fir annually that provided firewood for use at the Comstock.

---Learn how silver mining was dependent on Truckee-Tahoe
---See amazing, historic, photos of families living here at that time
---And Don't Miss a rare showing of the 1898 Hobart Mills Time Capsule


hobart mills logging

Our expert presenter for the evening is Gene Rogers, Chief Conductor/Engineer at the Northern Nevada Railroad and Museum, a historic landmark in Ely, Nevada. Gene is also a former Truckee resident, who had a Glenshire Garden Railroad.

DATE: Tuesday, March 24, 2015
TIME: 6pm to 6:30 pm -- Special Showing of the Hobart Mills Time Capsule
7 pm -- Gene Rogers' "Logging By Rail" Presentation
PLACE: Truckee Veterans' Memorial Building, 10124 High St, Truckee

Brought to you by: Truckee Donner Historical Society, Truckee Donner Railroad Society, Friends of the Truckee Library, Friends of the Truckee Memorial Veterans' Building

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