Redlich was in Esmeralda County until Minieral County was formed in 1911. It was a station on the Tonopah & Goldfield railroad. Named after Felix Redlich, one of its first postmasters and a local miner and mine manager. He was born in 1856 in Russia, and came to the US in 1889. By the late 1920's the site was also used as a highway maintenance station.
I didn't come across much information on Redlich. It probably wasn't that big of a deal. There was some mining activity nearby and the stattion certainly must have offered its support for that.
PAYS $700 FREIGHT ON $400 CAR OF LUMBER
Felix Redlich, the couthern operator who was mentioned in the Journal interview yesterday with General superintendent Hedden of the Tonpaha and Goldfield railroad, has the kingpin of all grievances against the railrods of the west. Redlich maintains he purchased a carload of lumber in Los Angeles for $400. The transporation charges on the car to Goldfield over the Clark line were $700. "Thre are men in San Francisco and New York who will blow up that Clark road," said the irate Redlich. "That is what is needed out here. A little dynamite." Mr. Heddon did not like the "red flag" conversation, and he told Redlich so. They both agreed that the rate was unjust.
-Nevada State Journal, June 21, 1907
High grade ore shipments are being made from Redlich, a station on the Goldfield and Tonopah Railroad.
-Tonopah Daily Bonanza, April 17, 1912
THere was mining activity of various kinds in the area.
TUNGSTEN CLAIMS NEAR REDLICH SOLD BY LOCAL MEN FOR $115,000
The Redlich Tungsten company represented by Col. O. P. Posey has taken over a group of claims located last December near Redlich, sixteen miles south of Mina.
-Tonopah Daily Bonanza, April 21, 1916
Redlich didn't have a post office for very long, but it certainly came in handy.
WANT POST OFFICE
Mining companies inthe vicinity of Coaldale, Redlich, Blair Junction, and FIsh Lake Valley have been seriously discommoded by not having a postoffice closer than Millers, forty miles away and have signed a petition for an office at the junction with Mrs. E. F. Jonson in charge.
-Reno Evening Gazette, February 24, 1920
Redlich apparently had its dealings with crime.
Mrs. Mary Sigmund, who left Goldfied last week for her mining properties at Redlich, was obliged to return as her cabins had been robbed of their entire furnishings, although she had left them securely boarded up and locked when returning to Goldfield last year.
-Reno Evening Gazette, April 8, 1932
Still shipping ore from here in the 1940's...
MINA REGION HAS WIDER ACTIVITIES
The Tonopah & Goldfield train arrived in Mina on a recent morning with four carloads of ore, three of which came from Tonopah and one from Redlich siding, the loading point for Candelaria and vicinity.
-Nevada State Journal, May 27, 1940
Of course, by 1947 The Tonopah & Goldfield Railroad was no more, and Redlich had no reason to exist.