Elko, Nevada

Elko used to be the eastern terminus of the Central-Pacific  railroad.  When  the  Great  Quake  put  that company out of business, Denver-Pacific built a spur to Elko. These days it’s a nearly forgotten place, used as a mining freight and supply center by Denver-Pacific and Empire Rails. The only permanent residents are rail workers—with a population of 42.

There’s not much to Elko besides sprawling railyards,  and  dozens  of  warehouses  lined  up  in
the sweltering heat. Five buildings are dedicated to housing many more workers than live here now. They contain barracks, mess hall, privies, and so forth.

Though Elko’s warehouses contain hundreds of pounds of ghost rock and various mining supplies at any one time, they aren’t even guarded. It’s hard enough to get to Elko, much less get back out with enough fundaments to make any difference.

Elko, Nevada

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