Bronte

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Bronte is a railroad siding between Reynard and Phil. Bronte is the lowest point point in Nevada of the Western Pacific Railroad.<ref> F. C. Williams, "Concrete an Important Factor in Building the Western Pacific Road," Architect and Engineer, Volume 19, Issue 2, 1910. "At Bronte 22 miles west of Gerlach the road reaches the lowest point in Nevada namely 3854 feet and then continues to rise with the exception of about 9 miles of road on grades of 4 to 8 per cent to the summit of the Sierra Nevada mountains at the Beckwourth tunnel where the grade again falls and continues to descend all the way to Pleasant Grove a point 19 miles east of Sacramento"</ref>

Street reports that a pamphlet from railroad states that Bronte is named after Emily Bronte.<ref>Julian Street, "Abroad at Home: American Ramblings, Observations and Adventures of Julian Street," p. 470, 1915. "One thing the Western Pacific Railroad does that every railroad should do It publishes a pamphlet containing a relief map of its system and a paragraph or two about every station on the line giving the history of the place if it has any telling the altitude the distance from terminal points and how the town got its name. ... Bronte in the same State for Charlotte Bronte;..."</ref>

Carlson and the 1955 Lovelock 250,000 map indicates that a section house was at Bronte.<ref>Helen S. Carlson, "Nevada Place Names: A Geographical Dictionary," p. 60.</ref><ref>1955 Lovelock 250,000 map showing a section house at Bronte</ref>

WPRR 1910 Timetable showing Bronte
c. 1914 map of the W.P.R.R. showing Bronte.

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  • Decisions of the Comptroller of the Treasury, Volume 22 By United States. Comptroller of the Treasury, 1918: "Comptroller Warwick to the Secretary of the Interior January 29 1918: I have your letter of January 22 1916 requesting a revision of the action of the Auditor for the Interior Department in settlement No 43061 December 29 1915 of the Western Pacific Railway on account of $175.01 allowed for transportation per bill of lading No 5661A July 3 1915 the same having been charged to the appropriation Geological Survey 1916 chemical and physical researches You request that said amount be charged to the appropriation Geological Survey 1915 chemical and physical researches for the reason as stated by the director of the Geological Survey in his letter to you dated January 18 1916 as follows you January 18 1916 The above bill of lading covered the shipment of one knocked down steel derrick from Washington Pennsylvania to Bronte Nevada This equipment was ordered by the Geological Survey on May 29 1915 as per bid dated March 22 1915 and contract dated May 20 1915 The bill of lading was furnished in connection with the order to effect the transportation of the equipment which was purchased fob the factory Washington Pennsylvania The only reason for making the purchase fob the factory and furnishing the bill of lading was to gain advantage of land grant deductions The equipment could as well have been ordered laid down in Bronte in which event there would have been no question as to the cost of the transportation being properly chargeable to the appropriation for the fiscal year 1915 the transportation in this event becoming part of the purchase price See 69 MS Comp Dec 1489 holding as follows..."