Virginia and Truckee RR. Engine No. 22, The Inyo

Nevada State RR Museum, Carson City, Nevada

A 4-4-0 steam locomotive


Inyo #22

Photo taken by Jim Allen in Sept. 2017




The Inyo, a 4-4-0, was built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works in 1875. It was converted to oil in 1910 and in 1937 V&T RR sold it to Paramount Pictures. It is now located at the Nevada State RR Museum in Carson City.

In 1969 the Inyo, #22, & the Dayton, #18, were displayed at the Golden Spike National Historic Site at Promontory Point, Utah. The Inyo was renamed C.P.R.R., Jupiter." & the Dayton renamed "Union Pacific." & numbered "119.

The Inyo and the Dayton are on the same NRHP nomination form with a location of Carson City. The Dayton is now in Virginia City.

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on December 18, 1973
Reference number
NR name
Virginia and Truckee RR. Engines No. 18, The Dayton; and No. 22, The Inyo
Architectural style
Other architectural type; American-type Locomotive
Areas of significance
Industry; Commerce; Engineering; Transportation
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Historic function
Periods of significance
1900-1924; 1875-1899; 1850-1874; 1925-1949
Significant years
1873; 1875; 1937
Number of properties
Contributing structures: 2

Update Log 

  • October 26, 2017: New photos from Jim Allen
  • October 23, 2017: Updated by Jim Allen: noted move of Dayton to Virginia City
  • October 16, 2017: Updated by Jim Allen: added description & clarified name
  • October 16, 2017: New photos from Jim Allen

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