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Reynard is a railroad siding between Sano and Bronte. South of Reynard is the site of Smoke Creek Station[1].

Wikipedia states "Reynard is a literary cycle of allegorical French, Dutch, English, and German fables largely concerned with Reynard, an anthropomorphic red fox and trickster figure"[2]. Probably Reynard and the nearby Fox Range share a common origin. "The Train Sheet" states that Reynard is the namr of the fox in "Reynard the Fox" and that foxes were common in the area.[3]

Myrick states that prior to 1917, the Western Pacific was considering building a light-traffic line from Reynard through Buffalo Canyon to the Surprise Valley near Cedarville[4].

In 1921, the Nevada State Legislature granted a right of way to John E. Sexton and associates that ran from Reynard northwest to T 37N R 18 E, which is near Duck Lake and the California line. During the first 10 years, operating the line was optional during January, February and March.[5]

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


  1. Helen S. Carlson, "Place Names: A Geographical Dictionary," p. 219
  2. "Reynard," Wikipedia, accessed 27-Nov-2014
  3. Vic Neves, "What's in a name? Romance Among the ties of the W. P.", The Train Sheet," March/April 1990, number 42.
  4. David F. Myrick, "Railroads of Nevada and Eastern California: The northern roads," p. 331
  5. Senator Cowles"Statutes of the State of Nevada," Nevada Senate Bill 109, March 28, 1921