Iron Horse Preservations Society searches for
opportunities to help, support, and expand historic railways throughout the
country. IHPS helps provide track materials,
passenger cars, locomotives, and maintenance of track and equipment. We work closely with the Virginia &
Truckee, Sierra Northern, and other historic railroads.
Involvement with the V&T
Over the years Iron Horse has provided thousands of labor hours and equipment to assist the Virginia & Truckee Railroad. While our organization does all it can to support the V&T, it is the involvement of the surrounding community and the patronage of tourists that make the Queen of the Short lines a reality.
Iron horse is in the process of supplying a fully functional locomotive for the V&T. The locomotive the V&T will receive is pictured below. It's primary role will serve as a backup for the 80 Ton GE locomotive the railroad currently uses.
It is also Iron Horses's mission to supply parts to keep these rolling pieces of history operational.
All of us at IHPS find it very rewarding to be able
to support our historic railways which deliver a valuable educational and
entertaining experience to the public.