Nevada County Narrow Gauge

Online Archive of the Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad

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How much time has passed?

We all know that time passes quickly, but how much time has passed since the NCNG left us? Here are some important dates in NCNG history.



The first rails were laid in Colfax on February 11, 1875.

142 years, 9 months and 13 days ago.


Theálast spike was driven on May 20, 1876.

141 years, 6 months and 4 days ago.


The first service from Colfax to Nevada City started on May 24, 1876.

141 years and 6 months ago.


The great circus train wreck happened on September 6, 1893.

124 years, 2 months and 18 days ago.


Sara Kidder resigns as railroad President on May 6, 1913.

104 years, 6 months and 18 days ago.


ICC Grants permission to end passenger service. Regular passenger service ends the same day. April 4, 1938.

79 years, 7 months and 20 days ago.


Fire partially destroys the Grass Valley depot and Kidder mansion. Historical company records lost. October 8, 1940.

77 years, 1 months and 16 days ago.


The last revenue train ran on July 10, 1942.

75 years, 4 months and 14 days ago. .


The last rails were removed in Colfax on April 29, 1943.

74 years, 6 months and 25 days ago. .


 

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´╗┐MYTHBUSTER: The Bear River bridge was NOT built to standard gauge requirements.