21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest The American Experience
Engine 29

Tom & his father Robert Gray rebuilt the V&T train tracks & the 1907 steam engine by hand. They built the tunnel thru the mountain with their hands. Now this train sounds all year thru these desert hills. During covid, it was the only town Christmas activity that remained, with spaced seating, giving children an experience of magic in the darkest of times.

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Date Taken: 12.2022
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: Virginia City, Nevada, United States of America
Copyright: © Valery Lyman