Falais We Visited: 2001
39 38' 08"N, 118 54' 36"W - SODA LAKE NW quad

Directions: U.S. 50 west to Hazen; follow dirt road parallelling railroad tracks for 8 miles

From Fallon: 25 miles

4WD or high clearance desired

What Was

A station on the Southern Pacific Railroad

Falais is a railroad station on the line of hte central Pacific. The name is probably a corruption of Falaise, which in France is the name of a town situated on a rocky precipice.
-1911-1912 Biennial Report of the Nevada Historical Society, Issue 3

ASIATIC CARGO ON ITS WAY EAST
Train of 20 Cars Passes Through Consigned to New York Under Seal
Accident is Lucky
What might have developed into a serious derailment was luckily avoided Wednesday near Falais when train No. 2 passed over a break beam which had dropped from a freight train preceeding it, and fell in the center of the track. AS it was the steam and air connections of one of the coaches were broken so that the car had to be taken out and attached to the rear of the train.
1908 January 17 -Nevada State Journal

SEEK TO ABANDON RAILROAD SIDING
Abandonment of its siding and non-agency station at Falais in northwestern Churchill County has been requested by the Southern pacific Co. in an application filed with the Nevada Public Service Commission.
1956 January 4, Reno Evening Gazette

Post Office: None

Newspaper: None

What is

Sandy roads- we'd suggest 4WD as a precaution. There's not alot here- if you didn't know where to stop, you'd sail right by.


While there was a small amount of debris on the eastern side of the tracks, most remnants of Falais seem to be on the west side.
The remains of a round concrete foundation below the tracks, as you can see from the photograph.
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