From Wikipedia: On September 16, 1868, the Central Pacific Railroad
reached Winnemucca, and was officially opened on October 1 of that year.
It was on the First Transcontinental Railroad. It was part of the
Amtrak, the national passenger rail system, provides service
to Winnemucca. The California Zephyr provides a daily service in both directions
between San Francisco and Chicago. The Winnemucca passenger rail station is now
unstaffed. Historically, since 1867, Winnemucca has been a station on the
Winnemucca is near the half-way point between Salt Lake City and San Francisco
along Interstate 80, which passes through town. US Route 95 also goes through Winnemucca.
Local aviation needs are served by the Winnemucca Municipal Airport, located about
5 miles southwest of downtown. There are no scheduled passenger services locally. The
closest commercial airports are Reno–Tahoe International Airport in Reno and Elko
Regional Airport in Elko.
Additionally: The Central Pacific Railroad reached Winnemucca on September 16, 1868,
and the first train arrived to the town on October 1. The line was later acquired
by the Southern Pacific Railroad. The first transcontinental train rolled through
on May 11, 1869. Amtrak took over intercity passenger rail service in the United
States in May 1971 and service to Winnemucca continued on the City of San Francisco
(later renamed San Francisco Zephyr, and later California Zephyr).
A small shelter was installed in 1993. In early 2012, a 550-foot-long (170 m)
accessible platform and a brick station building were constructed for the
station as part of a $1.26 million project (equivalent to $1.49 million today). end Wiki
There is one train a day in each direction.
The town is named after Indian Chief Winnemucca. He was a Northern Paiute war chief. He was born a Shoshone around 1820 in what would later become the Oregon Territory.
Looks like the majority of downtown hotels and motels are on W Winnemucca Blvd.
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