RESTORATION FEASIBILITY INVESTIGATIONS

Short Line Enterprises, Inc. prepared a series of Restoration Feasibility Investigations for The Nevada State Park System and the Nevada State Museum as part of the Museum development and restoration program for the Nevada State Railroad Museum at Carson City, Nevada.

Each investigation report contained a detailed study of the history, chronology, specifications, current condition evaluation, component analysis, preliminary archaeology and paint correlation, and recommendations for the appropriate restoration period, operational status and interpretation. Earlier reports included cost estimates, later investigations paved the way for Restoration Engineering projects which provided detailed restoration drawings and specifications and cost projections.


 1979 Restoration Feasibility Investigation on Virginia & Truckee Railroad Locomotives Nos. 18 "Dayton" and 22 "Inyo"
Prepared for the State of Nevada, Nevada State Park System.
Recommended No.18 be restored to c.1882 appearance. Recommended No. 22 be restored to c.1889 appearance.
 1980 Investigation into Feasibility of Restoring Locomotive No. 25 to Operating Condition.
Prepared for Nevada State Museum
Prepared boiler for inspection, provided cost estimates for restoration to operating condition, recommended restoration to operating condition.
 1981 Restoration Feasibility Investigation on Nine Selected Passenger and Freight Cars - Virginia and Truckee Collection - Nevada State Museum.
Prepared for the Nevada State Museum
Recommended cars be restored to selected periods to compliment the locomotives and for all to be operable.
 1982 Restoration Feasibility Investigation - Carson & Tahoe Lumber & Fluming Company's Lake Tahoe Narrow Gauge Railroad Locomotive No. 2 " Glenbrook".
Prepared for Nevada State Museum
Recommended locomotive receive a new boiler and be restored to as delivered, 1875, appearance and operating condition.
 1984 Restoration Feasibility Investigation - Virginia & Truckee Motor Car No. 99.
Prepared for Nevada State Museum
Recommended restoration to in-service appearance and operating condition c.1921.
 1984 Restoration Feasibility Investigation - Virginia & Truckee Railroad Brill Cars Nos. 11 and 12.
Prepared for Nevada State Museum
Recommended restoration of Coach No. 11 to an early c. 1877 appearance and operating condition. Recommended restoration of Coach No. 12 to late service c. 1931 appearance and operating condition.
1987  Restoration Feasibility Investigation - Virginia & Truckee Railroad Caboose No. 24.
Prepared for Nevada State Museum
Recommended restoration of Caboose No. 24 to c. 1920 - 1930 Nevada Copper Belt Railroad Appearance and operating condition.


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