Virginia & Truckee No. 12, “Genoa.” 

Virginia & Truckee No. 12, “Genoa.” 

Virginia & Truckee No. 12, “Genoa.”  Genoa was also built by Baldwin in 1873.  It served as a back-up passenger locomotive to Reno and saw frequent duty in excursion and special trains.  The locomotive was retired from active service in 1908 and stored.  It was sold in 1939 and employed around the country in excursion and display service.  It represented the Central Pacific’s Jupiter locomotive during the New York World’s Fair in 1939-40 and was later owned by the Pacific Coast Chapter of the Railway & Locomotive Historical Society, which in turn donated the locomotive to the California State Railroad Museum.  It has been restored to its 1902 appearance.  It last operated in May 1979.