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Tall Trees and the Virginia & Truckee (edtior's title)

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Tall trees and the Virginia & Truckee
The morning down train from Reno on the Carson City-Minden branch, Virginia & Truckee, passing an abandoned section house at Douglas, Nevada, and dwarfed by giant trees about five times as tall as the locomotive. A utility pole is on the right. The train consists of a locomotive and two cars, and a large plume of black smoke emanates horizontally from the stack.
Source California State Railroad Museum
Coverage Spatial, Douglas, Nevada; Temporal, c. 1946
Rights California State Railroad Museum
Date Created c1946
Resource Type
Extent Not available
Depicted Railroad
Location Douglas, Nevada
Creator Description Charles M. Clegg, Jr. (1916-79), an author, photographer, and railroad historian, is yoked with Lucius M. Beebe, his lifelong companion with whom he collaborated on 17 railroad books. Like Beebe, he came from an old American family. He is known to have taken photography classes at the Brooklyn YMCA with famous photographer J. Ghislain Lootens. Clegg's work showed a technical proficiency sometimes lacking in Beebe's photographs. With Beebe, he revived the"Territorial Enterprise" in Virginia City, Nevada, in 1950. He and Beebe sold the paper in 1961 and purchased a second home near San Francisco.
Collection Lucius Beebe and Charles Clegg Collection
Where Published Cover of Lucius Beebe and Charles Clegg: Railroading Journeys, Railroad Heritage No. 18, 2007; Mixed Train Daily, p 209
Image ID BC negative 3133
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