150 Years of Railroad Snow Removal

Sierra snows are a continuing challenge to railroad transportation through our high mountains. This is a story of these efforts and the machines used.  Dozens...

Auto Travel to Donner Lake on the Lincoln Highway

Before there were cars and big-rig tractor-trailers speeding more than 65 mph on Interstate 80, the first transcontinental highway was the Lincoln Highway, commemorating...

Boca Brewing Company | California’s First Lager

By Dave DePuy  Truckee-Donner Summit Historical and Railroad Societies  Today, Boca Reservoir is known for being right off Interstate 80’s Hirschdale Exit, but the area was...

Gold Spike Cocktail | Homage to Truckee’s history

Picture two men, both passionate about Truckee history, surrounded by bottles of booze and mixers attempting to replicate a cocktail from the 1800s. That’s...

Transcontinental Railroad’s 150th anniversary | Part I

During the month of May, communities across the Western United States will be celebrating the sesquicentennial — 150th — anniversary of the completion of...

Train car part of 150th celebration

The Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City, Nev., is hosting “The Transcontinental Railroad: What a Difference it Made" exhibit as part of the...