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.

144 years, 2 months and 15 days ago.

The last spike was driven on May 20, 1876.

142 years, 11 months and 6 days ago.

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

142 years, 11 months and 2 days ago.

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

125 years, 7 months and 20 days ago.

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

105 years, 11 months and 20 days ago.

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

81 years and 22 days ago.

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

78 years, 6 months and 18 days ago.

The last revenue train ran on July 10, 1942.

76 years, 9 months and 16 days ago. .

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

75 years, 11 months and 27 days ago. .



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