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Kennecott Chino Mines Division

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Steam Locomotive Roster

All Chino Mines Division Porter locomotives were built for Chino Copper Company; to Nevada Consolidated Copper Company; to Kennecott Copper Corporation, Chino Mines Division.

Porter 0-4-0 Saddle Tank -- 4 locomotives
15x24 cylinders; 46 inch drivers

Road
Number
Builder
Date
Builder
Number
Date
Retired
Notes
CMD 1 Aug 1910 4710    
CMD 2 Aug 1910 4711    
CMD 3 Aug 1910 4712    
CMD 4 Aug 1910 4713    

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Porter 0-4-0 Saddle Tank -- 4 locomotives
15x24 cylinders; 46 inch drivers

Road
Number
Previous
Number
Builder
Date
Builder
Number
Date
Retired
Notes
CMD 5 (UCC 34) Nov 1910 4783    
CMD 6 (UCC 35) Nov 1910 4784    
CMD 7 (UCC 36) Dec 1910 4785    
CMD 8 (UCC 37) Dec 1910 4786    

General Notes:

a. Equipped with full saddle tanks across boiler
b. The 1915 list of Porter locomotives confirms that four locomotives built as Utah 34-37 were delivered to Chino, and four later locomotives built as Utah 38-41 were delivered as Utah 34-37, replacing the four sent to Chino.
c. An irregularity exists in the Porter records -- the four 45 or 48 ton Porters are shown as being delivered to Utah, when in fact they were delivered to Chino. Four of the Chino engines came from among the Utah engines numbered 32 and above. The Insurance register validated that and the four smaller Porters became Chino 5-9. Chino had about 10 or 11 of the smaller Porters including five saddle tankers 9 to 13. Unfortunately, because the Porter records didn't include road numbers, it makes validation more difficult. I have been able to read some of the builder's numbers on the Chino engines and those numbers have seemed to confirm a chronological order by builders number up through Porter no. 21. (Steve Swanson email dated January 11, 2012)
d. Earlier rosters based on Porter records, and earlier research have always shown (in error) that Chino 18 was ex Utah Copper 17 (Porter 4240, 12/1908), transferred from Utah, with a disposition after Chino as being sold to Utah Construction Company no. 18 (headquarters in San Leandro, California) (Locomotive Notes II, Number 135, page 4) (see also the Porter builder lists published in Locomotive Notes II, numbers 130, 131, 132, 135, 137, 140 and 141)

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Porter 0-4-0 Saddle Tank -- 7 locomotives
15x24 cylinders; 46 inch drivers

Road
Number
Porter
Number
Builder
Date
Builder
Number
Date
Retired
Notes
CMD 9 (CMD 5) Dec 1911 4989    
CMD 10 (CMD 6) Feb 1912 5028    
CMD 11 (CMD 7) Feb 1912 5029    
CMD 12 (CMD 8) Sep 1912 5108    
CMD 13 (CMD 9) Sep 1912 5161    
CMD 14 (CMD 10) Oct 1912 5211    
CMD 15 (CMD 11) Oct 1912 5212    

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Porter 0-4-0 Tank -- 6 locomotives
16x24 cylinders; 46 inch drivers

Road
Number
Porter
Number
Builder
Date
Builder
Number
Date
Retired
Notes
CMD 16 (CMD 12) May 1913 5220    
CMD 17 (CMD 13) May 1913 5290    
CMD 18 (CMD 14) Jun 1913 5401    
CMD 19 (CMD 15) Jun 1913 5402    
CMD 20 (CMD 16) Aug 1914 5590    
CMD 21 (CMD 17) Aug 1914 5591    

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Alco 0-6-0 Saddle Tank -- 9 locomotives
21x26 cylinders; 51 inch drivers

Road
Number
Builder
Date
Builder
Number
Date
Retired
Notes
CMD 22 Oct 1919 58735 Sep 1940 to Nevada Mines Division
CMD 23 Oct 1919 58736   to U.S. Navy in San Diego
CMD 24 Oct 1919 58737 Sep 1940 to Nevada Mines Division
CMD 25 Aug 1920 62493    
CMD 26 Aug 1920 62494    
CMD 27 Aug 1920 62495    
CMD 28 Sep 1923 65183    
CMD 29 Sep 1923 65184    
CMD 30 Sep 1923 65185    

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Alco 0-6-0 Saddle Tank -- 2 locomotives
21x26 cylinders; 50 inch drivers

Road
Number
Previous
Number
Date To
Chino
Builder
Date
Builder
Number
Date
Retired
Notes
CMD 31 Missabe Iron 72 1929 Aug 1920 62501    
CMD 32 Missabe Iron 73 1929 Dec 1923 65364    
CMD 33            

General Notes:

a. Chino Mines Division 31 and 32 were built as Missabe Iron Company 72 and 73

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Baldwin 0-6-0 Side Tank -- 6 locomotives
20x24 cylinders; 50 inch drivers

Road
Number
Previous
Number
Date To
Chino
Builder
Date
Builder
Number
Date
Retired
Notes
CMD 34 UCD 85 1929 Sep 1923 57092 1946 to E. J. Lavino in Ruessens, West Virginia; preserved in Roanoke, Virginia.
CMD 35 UCD 79 1929 Apr 1917 45436 13 Dec 1935 To NCCC Nevada 79 on December 13, 1935
CMD 36 UCD 80 1929 Apr 1917 45437 Apr 1940 To NCCC Nevada 80 in April 1940; scrapped in 1951
CMD 37 UCD 75 1929 Oct 1915 42624 Apr 1940 To NCCC Nevada in April 1940; not used, scrapped in 1951
CMD 38 UCD 76 1929 Oct 1915 42625 Apr 1940 To NCCC Nevada in April 1940; not used, scrapped in 1951
CMD 39 UCD 77 1929 Apr 1917 45434    
CMD 40 UCD 78 1929 Apr 1917 45435    

General Notes:

a. Chino Mines Division 34-40 were built as Utah Copper Division locomotives; transferred to Chino in 1929
b. Five of the eight ex Utah Copper Baldwins were sold to NCCCo. Nevada Mines, two during the prolonged Chino shutdown 1933-7 and three more in 1940 after the Chino electrification. The 37 and 38 were not rebuilt at Nevada because after the 1937 lawsuit settlement with Consolidated Coppermines, the McGill concentrator started milling between 6000 and 9000 tons a day for Consolidated Coppermines. This postponed expansion of the Liberty Pit and that, and the war, delayed the building of the 37 and 38 into Nevada 0-6-2T's 75 and 76. Charlie Rose, the master mechanic at Ruth, was a big proponent of the diesel locomotives and though he didn't live to see them in service, he had been a big factor in the early retirement of the steam engines at Copper Flat. Nevada also bought two of the Chino Alco 0-6-0T's so they could retire most of the old ex pit engines in use at the McGill concentrating plant. (Steve Swanson email dated January 11, 2012)

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Electric and Diesel Locomotive Roster

GE 125-ton electric -- 4 locomotives
B-B; 250,000 pounds operating weight

Road
Number
Previous
Number
Builder
Date
Builder
Number
KCC Utah
Number
Date
To Utah
Rebuild
Date
Notes
CMD 1 CMD 101 Sep 1954 32186 KCC-Utah 410 Feb 1965 Mar 1965 1
CMD 2 CMD 102 Sep 1954 32187 KCC-Utah 408 Nov 1964 Dec 1964 2
CMD 3 CMD 103 Apr 1958 33347 KCC-Utah 409 Dec 1964 Feb 1965 3
CMD 4 CMD 104 Apr 1958 33348 KCC-Utah 778 Dec 1971   4

General Notes:

a. KCC Chino Mines Division 1-4 were built as KCC Chino Mines Division 101-104; renumbered to CMD 1-4 before April 1959. (photo of KCC-Chino 101 in 1956 Locomotive Cyclopedia, page 426)
b. Operated using 750 VDC
c. (Read more about these locomotives after they were transferred to Utah in 1964 and 1971)

Notes:

1. KCC Chino 1 was transferred to KCC Utah Copper Division in 1964; rebuilt to dumper engine and renumbered to KCC Utah 410; retired by Kennecott in December 1978
2. KCC Chino 2 was transferred to KCC Utah Copper Division in 1964; rebuilt to dumper engine and renumbered to KCC Utah 408; retired by Kennecott in December 1978; donated to Boone Valley Historical Society (Boone, Iowa) in November 1985, delivered in June 1986; both units remain in the collection, as of January 25, 2011.
3. KCC Chino 3 was transferred to KCC Utah Copper Division in 1964; rebuilt to dumper engine and renumbered to KCC Utah 409; retired by Kennecott in December 1978; donated to Boone Valley Historical Society (Boone, Iowa) in November 1985, delivered in June 1986; both units remain in the collection, as of January 25, 2011.
4. KCC Chino 4 was transferred to KCC Utah Copper Division in April 1971; shipped to Utah in December 1971; renumbered to KCC-Utah 778 in March 1973; painted in red-white-blue paint scheme in May 1976 to commemorate America's Bicentennial (photograph in Extra 2200 South, Issue 64, April-May-June 1978, inside back cover); repainted back to standard yellow and black in June 1978; retired by Kennecott in November 1983; donated to Feather River Rail Society, Portola, California, in November 1985; still there in August 2010
   

GE 75-ton electric -- 15 locomotives
B-B; 750 VDC; 900 horsepower

Road
Number
Builder
Date
Builder
Number
Date To
INCO
INCO
Number
Notes
CMD 50 Mar 1940 12553 Apr 1970 INCO 122 1, 2
CMD 51 Mar 1940 12554     4
CMD 52 Mar 1940 12555 Apr 1970   1, 3
CMD 53 Mar 1940 12556     4
CMD 54 Mar 1940 12557 Apr 1970 INCO 124 1, 2
CMD 55 Mar 1940 12558     4
CMD 56 Mar 1940 12559 Apr 1970   1, 3
CMD 57 Oct 1940 12957     4
CMD 58 Apr 1941 13039     5
CMD 59 Apr 1941 13040 Apr 1970   1, 3
CMD 60 Feb 1942 15100     4
CMD 61 Aug 1942 15624     4, 6
CMD 62 Aug 1942 15625 Apr 1970 INCO 123 1, 2
CMD 63 Dec 1950 30638 Apr 1970 INCO 126 1, 2
CMD 64 Dec 1950 30639 Apr 1970 INCO 125 1, 2

General Notes:

a. KCC-Chino Mines Division 50-62 were built as Nevada Consolidated Copper Company 50-62; changed to Kennecott Copper Corporation, Chino Mines Division on January 1, 1943
b. Operating voltage was 750 VDC.

Notes:

1. KCC-Chino 50, 52, 54, 56, 59, 62, 63 and 64 (8 units) were sold to International Nickel Company (INCO), Copper Cliff, Ontario; five units were rebuilt for INCO by GE at their Phoenix Apparatus Service Shop in Glendale, Arizona. (Article about these locomotives in Traction & Models magazine, May 1971)
2. KCC-Chino 50, 54, 62, 63 and 64 (5 units) were renumbered to INCO 122, 124, 123, 126 and 125. (KCC-Chino to INCO numbering sequence taken from a letter from International Nickel Company to Don Strack, dated September 22, 1972, which included specific builder serial numbers)
3. KCC-Chino 52, 56 and 59 (3 units) were sold to INCO for parts and were moved to Copper Cliff where they were later scrapped by INCO. (scrapping information taken from a letter from International Nickel Company to Don Strack, dated September 22, 1972, which included specific builder serial numbers)
4. KCC-Chino 51, 53, 55, 57, 60 and 61 (6 units) were used by Kennecott at Santa Rita until their retirement.
5. KCC-Chino 58 was transferred to KCC Nevada Mines Division in 1963; renumbered to KCC-Nevada 81
6. KCC-Chino 61 was placed on display at the overlook of the open pit mine; scrapped within six months after Phelps Dodge purchased Kennecott's interest in the Chino mine in January 1987. (Robert Lehmuth, email dated February 3, 2004, referencing multiple visits to Chino in the 1990-1993 time period)
   

Baldwin VO1000 diesel-electric -- 1 locomotive
B-B; 1000 horsepower; 236,000 pounds operating weight

Road
Number
Previous
Number
Date To
Chino
Builder
Date
Builder
Number
KCC Nevada
Number
Date To
Nevada
Notes
CMD 80 B&G 801 1949 Oct 1942
Dec 1942
64731 NMD 801 23 Sep 1963 1

General Notes:

a. KCC-Chino 80 was built as Bingham & Garfield Railway 801 (in service on January 31, 1943); used as yard switcher at Magna, Utah from 1943 until transferred in 1949 to Chino Mines Division in New Mexico as Chino Mines Division 80; transferred to Nevada Mines Division 801 in September 1963.

Notes:

1. KCC-Chino 80

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