Virginia & Truckee Railroad 4-4-0 No. 12
Carson City, Nevada, United States
Location: Nevada State Railroad Museum
Status: Display
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Posted: May 26, 2023 @ 12:05:01 by Luke
change location to Nevada State Railroad Museum
Posted: Jul 27, 2022 @ 12:07:14 by Keiji Muramoto
After attending the Great Western Steam Up event, the "Genoa" and the "J.W. Bowker" are now on a two-year loan to the Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City.
Posted: Mar 8, 2022 @ 17:03:11 by Keiji Muramoto
This Fourth of July weekend, Virginia & Truckee No. 12 "Genoa" will be attending the Great Western Steam Up event at the Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City. This will mark the first time in over 40 years that she will have ventured beyond her museum display and the first in over eight decades that she will have returned to her home state of Nevada.
Posted: Sep 17, 2008 @ 20:09:07 by J.D. Marzec
If you look closely at the tender you can see where they painted over the jupiter paint form the movies.
Posted: Jul 14, 2003 @ 04:07:32 by Doug Bailey
Actually, the note below isn't quite correct.

The name Baldwin Locomotive Works didn't appear until 1909, long after Matthias Baldwin's death. The name of company changed many times. The following quote lists the various names under which Baldwin operated:

"Baldwin had been forced by hard financial times to take on a series of partners between 1839 and 1846, and the firm's name changed repeatedly as a result. It was known as Baldwin, Vail & Hufty (1839-1842); Baldwin & Whitney (1842-1845); M. W. Baldwin (1846-1853); and M. W. Baldwin & Co. (1854). After Baldwin's death in 1867 the firm was known as M. Baird & Co. (1867-1873); Burnham, Parry, Williams & Co. (1873-1890); Burnham, Williams & Co. (1891-1909); it was finally incorporated as the Baldwin Locomotive Works in 1909."

So, as you can see, the company that built this locomotive was known as "M. Baird & Co." at the time the locomotive was built. Throughout our database we've generally followed the convention of calling locomotives "Baldwin" if they were built by a prececessor company. Why we didn't in this case, I can't remember.