"Honoring Truckee’s deep railroad history"
" ... the railroad allowed the lumber and ice export industry to expand, with Truckee serving as an important stop in the Sierra Nevada. Truckee’s lumber and ice harvesting industries made it possible for the railroad to ship fresh fruits and vegetables from the Central Valley to national markets. ... Truckee became a division point and 'helper' district by its yards providing extra locomotives needed to run trains longer than 100 cars over Donner Summit. The Truckee Railroad District was also responsible for maintaining fire trains in the summer and clearing snow from the tracks in winter. ... " [More]
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