NAME: Elgin
COUNTY: Lincoln
CLIMATE: Mild to hot summer days, cool to raw winter days with occasional snow.
COMMENTS: Paved Nevada Highway 317 south from Caliente ends here. Located along beautiful drive between Caliente and Carp in Meadow Valley Wash. Great railroad photography and railfanning on Union Pacific Railroad in area, heavy rail traffic, about 4 trains per hour. Many tunnels and bridges.
REMAINS: Occupied homes. Old schoolhouse undergoing restoration.

History tied with the Union Pacific Railroad. Post office opened March 3, 1913, closed December 30, 1966. Occupied homes in a picturesque canyon setting in the Meadow Valley Wash. Submitted by: David A. Wright - Great Basin Research

Update:The old schoolhouse in Elgin,Nevada Is now open as a museum. A member of the Bradshaw family built it years ago and the family has also donated some of the original furnishings to the museum. For info call: Lynn Wood at (775) 726-3787 or write P.O. Box 266, Caliente,Nv.89008 Paul Hodson

Elgin Schoolhouse all restored
Courtesy Paul & Connie Hodson

Picturesque opportunities for railfan photos abound in the Meadow Valley Wash, here a couple of miles south of Elgin toward Carp. April 14, 1999.
Courtesy David A. Wright

Looking across Elgin Siding at the old schoolhouse, currently undergoing restoration. April 14, 1999.
Courtesy David A. Wright