In Carson: V&T running out of steam

Construction of the 18-mile tourist railroad that will run from Virginia City to Carson City may stop in Mound House unless organizers can raise another $14 million.

The $54 million project is expected to be done in 2011 and the commission has raised about $40 million so far, including $21 million from Carson City. Workers have finished about a mile and a half of track from Gold Hill to the Overman Pit and have started on about 4.5 miles from American Flat in Storey County south to Mound House in Lyon County, which is expected to be done in August.

Railway representatives have said they will continue to lobby local, state and federal officials this year.


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