The Desert Princess – Southern Pacific Narrow Gauge

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Known as the Desert Princess or the Slim Princess, this Southern Pacific line was a rarity: a narrow gauge owned by a major railroad.

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Known as the Desert Princess or the Slim Princess, this line was a rarity: a narrow gauge owned by a major railroad. The Carson and Colorado Railroad was chartered in 1880 to connect with the Virginia and Truckee at Mound House, Nevada, near Carson City. The line was built to three foot gauge running south to tap the mineral resources of southern Nevada. By 1883, the line reached its full extent, crossing into California and the Owens River valley as far as Keeler, California. In 1900, the line became a subsidiary of the Southern Pacific.

The SP standard gauged the northern end but in the south, retained the 3 foot gauge. When the line was severed in Nevada, the SP constructed a standard gauge line from Mojave to connect with the now-isolated narrow gauge. Known as the

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1 review for The Desert Princess – Southern Pacific Narrow Gauge

  1. Joshua Craig Beytien (railfan/artiste’/business man)

    I’ve read true posts and rumors that a history museum in Independence, CA has been working on a project of not just a 3-foot gauge locomotive but a defunct railway line as well. This is great for the world of railfans to come.

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