The Nevada Short Line Railway

The Nevada Short Line Railway was the last independent short line railroad to run in the State, beginning service in 1913. (Right of way)

The line connected Oreana, NV with the silver mines at Rochester, NV along a 12.5 mile route. The line came near, but did not connect to, the Southern Pacific at Oreana, as it was a narrow gauge line. The railway did not last long enough to convert to standard gauge, although was planned to do so.

Image and History

Like many independent short lines across the US, the NSL did not last long. Floods, lack of equipment, inadequate freight, and insufficient funds doomed the railway. It was scrapped in 1920, after having last operated in 1918.

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