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Zenobia was a stop on the Fernley and Lassen Railway, between Big Canyon and Astor.[1][2][3]

A March 1914, an engine and five cattle cars derailed at Zenobia. A few cattle were killed, but around 100 cattle escaped and had to be rounded up by twelve Reno-based cowboys.[4]

In December, 1945, it was reported that calcareous marl from Sutcliffe was being used by the Lodi Fertilizer Company as a soil conditioner and that 60 car loads per month had been generated. At Sand Pass, 470 acres of private land were under lease and at Zenobia, 400 acres were under lease from the Indian department. A sacking plant was planned for Zenobia.[5]

In August 1965, The Southern Pacific Railway was reported as requesting the closure of the Class "A" Zenobia station and the Class "D" Dodge station and that neither station had handled freight nor passengers in the previous two years.[6]



  • GNIS
    • "Class: Populated Place"
    • Citation: "U.S. Geological Survey. Geographic Names Phase I data compilation (1976-1981). 31-Dec-1981. Primarily from U.S. Geological Survey 1:24,000-scale topographic maps (or 1:25K, Puerto Rico 1:20K) and from U.S. Board on Geographic Names files. In some instances, from 1:62,500 scale or 1:250,000 scale maps."
  • Theodore D. Overton, "Mineral Resources of Douglas, Ormsby, and Washoe Counties," p. 13, Geology and Mining Bulletin No. 46, December, 1947. Photo of Zenobia.