Nevada-California-Oregon Railroad Depot

Reno & Washoe County
  39.53099, -119.80966

"Doors locked. Enough said." -- Journal Entry, September 2007

325 4th Street -- Reno
* From Virginia Street head east on 4th Street. Find the marker (and train depot) just past Lake St on the left *

Original Date Visited: 9/23/07

Signed: No

Notes: Let me tell you: this place has really cleaned up the past few years! [210] is located in an older section of Reno. Thanks to new ownership, a wrought iron fence was erected around the entire building for the debut of its re-opening for the "Railroad Brewhouse." This is a lot better than my original conquering in 2007 when I spotted homeless people camped out behind the marker. Nevertheless, this is an older section of town that does mandate a warning here. Lock all doors etc.

  • [210] Photo taken in 2010.  This was before new ownership and the wrought iron fence
  • [210] Marker 210 plaque
  • [210] This stately building is one of the most important in the entire city of Reno
  • [210] A vintage postcard of the NCO Railroad
  • [210] Marker 210

Exact Description:
This building was constructed as a passenger depot for the Nevada-California-Oregon Railroad, a narrow-gauge line connecting Reno with northern California and southern Oregon.

It began operations in 1882 as the Nevada and California Railroad. Reno was its headquarters with a roundhouse, repair shops, and a storage yard situated at this location. Northward expansion of the line terminated at Lakeview, Oregon, January, 1912.

In 1917, the Western Pacific Railroad purchased the N.C.O. line from Reno to Herlong, California, and standard gauged it. The depot continued to serve the traveling public until 1937.

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