Lyon County (Nev.)
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Overview The Nevada Copper Belt Railway Company was incorporated in 1941 and operated from 1942 until 1947. Its predecessor, the Nevada Copper Belt Railroad Company began in 1911 when its line was completed. The line was used mainly to haul freight and ore from companies along the 40 mile track from Ludwig to Thompson in Lyon County, Nevada. In 1941, the company was reorganized and named the Nevada Copper Belt Railway Company, but the entire line was abandoned in 1947 due to a shortage of copper and...