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Astor was a stop on the [[Fernley and Lassen Railway]], between [[Zenobia]] and [[Easton]].  <ref>[http://www.railwaystationlists.co.uk/pdfusarr/nevadarrs.pdf  Nevada Railroads SL-171 Passenger Stations and Stops]</ref>  The name may refer to [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Jacob_Astor John Jacob Astor], an early fir trader, whose grandson, [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Jacob_Astor_IV John Jacob Astor IV], died on the Titanic in April, 1912 during the time the railway was being built<ref>Helen S. Carlson, "[https://books.google.com/books?id=BixwbIM7ZvAC&lpg=PA179&ots=KQDtUke2wf&dq=Heslip%20nevada%20-brady&pg=PA134#v=onepage&q=Heslip&f=false Nevada Place Names: A Geographical Dictionary]", p. 179.</ref>
Astor was a stop on the [[Fernley and Lassen Railway]], between [[Zenobia]] and [[Easton]].  <ref>[http://www.railwaystationlists.co.uk/pdfusarr/nevadarrs.pdf  Nevada Railroads SL-171 Passenger Stations and Stops]</ref>  The name may refer to [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Jacob_Astor John Jacob Astor], an early fur trader, whose grandson, [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Jacob_Astor_IV John Jacob Astor IV], died on the Titanic in April, 1912 during the time the railway was being built<ref>Helen S. Carlson, "[https://books.google.com/books?id=BixwbIM7ZvAC&lpg=PA179&ots=KQDtUke2wf&dq=Heslip%20nevada%20-brady&pg=PA134#v=onepage&q=Heslip&f=false Nevada Place Names: A Geographical Dictionary]", p. 179.</ref>


The [[Astor Pass]] is nearby.
The [[Astor Pass]] is nearby.

Revision as of 07:01, 13 June 2015

Astor was a stop on the Fernley and Lassen Railway, between Zenobia and Easton. [1] The name may refer to John Jacob Astor, an early fur trader, whose grandson, John Jacob Astor IV, died on the Titanic in April, 1912 during the time the railway was being built[2]

The Astor Pass is nearby.

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