The Merci Car & the Gratitude train

Many American soldiers who served in France during World Wars I and II will recognize and have “fond” memories of riding in cars like this French box car, called a 40 et 8 (40 and 8) car because the French military had rated the cars to carry 40 soldiers or

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Boulder City, NV, NV State Railroad Museum, Hoover Dam, Union Pacific, Nv Southern Railway, Baldwin, narrow gauge, steam locomotive, Eureka, Eureka and Palisade Railroad

Eureka at the Nevada Southern

Eureka, an 1875 Baldwin 4-4-0 narrow gauge steam engine

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Boulder City, NV, NV State Railroad Museum, Hoover Dam, Union Pacific, Nv Southern Railway

Davenport

Between 1931 and 1962, the United States Bureau of Reclamation maintained a ten mile railroad from Boulder City to the rim of Black Canyon overlooking Hoover Dam. It was used periodically to haul supplies and material to the dam site. In 1936 this 30-ton. 250 H.P. gas-mechanical Davenport Locomotive was purchased and remained in

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