The location of the depot in the foothills.
Our carriage arrives.
Letting off some steam.
And the crowd ques up for the boarding.
We start our climb up the hill.
Two tunnels in route.
Rising out of the valley.
Very sparse country.
Lots of smoke pulling the grade.
The valley below.
More grades to pull.
And the valleys get deeper.
The Gold Hill Hotel (center left).
Approaching the Gold Hill depot.
and rounding the curve.
This is the sharpest curve on the line at 17%.
an old mine operation.
and our first view of Virginia City.