2011 NMRA National Convention
July 3 to 9, 2011 - Sacramento, California
The Unconventional Convention

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Saturday All Day July 9 $40.00 Dep 8:00 AM Ret 5:50 PM
The Carson and Tahoe Lumber and Fluming Company was organized in 1873 and operated several flumes to transport lumber and over 8 miles of railroad. Logging operations ceased around 1896 but the company was not formally dissolved until 1947. The company's center of activity was located around Glenbrook, Spooner Summit, and Clear Creek Canyon, where portions remain to this day.

The Truckee Donner Railroad Society is a group of individuals who recognizing the importance railroads played in the formation and development of Truckee and the surrounding area, formed a not-for-profit corporation in 2000. Their mission is to perpetuate the study, advancement and knowledge of the working railroad in the Truckee Donner area. On May 8, 2010 the TDRS opened a museum in a former SP caboose adjoining the Amtrak station in Truckee.

Join us for a tour, lead by a TDRS member that will start in Glenbrook, go up Spooner Summit to follow the old grade to a switchback on a trestle overlooking Lake Tahoe. From there it is a short drive to Spooner Meadow where lumber came off the railroad and was put in a V-Flume to float down to Carson City. After viewing a portion of that 17 mile flume route in Clear Creek Canyon we end this portion of the trip in Carson City with a visit to the Nevada State Railroad Museum. Although the hikes on the Carson and Tahoe Lumber and Fluming Company right-of-way are classified as easy they are still significant walks.

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