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Number
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Number
Wheel
Arrangement
Years In Service Notes
NN 1 SP 1228 4-4-0 1905-1923  
NN 2 SP 2045 4-6-0 1905-1914 Renumbered to NCCC 400 in 1914
NN 4   4-6-0 1906-1909 Renumbered to NN 10 in 1909
NN 6   0-6-0 1910-1950  
NN 7   4-6-0 1907-1909 Renumbered to NN 11 in 1909
NN 8   4-6-0 1907-1909 Renumbered to NN 20 in 1909
NN 10 NN 4 4-6-0 1909-1951  
NN 11 NN 7 4-6-0 1909-1951  
NN 20 NN 8 4-6-0 1909-1954  
NN 21   4-6-0 1909-1952  
(NN 22, 24) NCCC Chino 22, 24 0-6-0ST 1940-1951 Not used, stored
NN 40   4-6-0 1910- (still in service)
NCCC 71-74 UCC 71-74 0-6-2ST 1932-1951  
(NCCC 75, 76) NCCC Chino 37, 38 0-6-0ST 1940-1951 Not used, stored
NCCC 79, 80 NCCC Chino 35, 36 0-6-2ST 1935-1951 UCC 79, 80
NN 80 ASARCO no. 5 2-8-0 1913-1951 Rebuilt from 2-8-2T to 2-8-0 in 1913
NN 81   2-8-0 1917- (still in service)
NCCC 81-85 UCC 81-85 0-6-2ST 1929-1951 NCCC 82, 85, ex NCCC Chino 33, 34
NCCC 86-88 UCC 86-88 0-6-2ST 1929-1951  
NN 90-93   2-8-0 1907-1951 NN 93 still in service
NN 94   2-8-0 1910-1951  
NN 95   2-8-0 1914-1951  
NN 96   2-8-0 1916-1951  
NN 97 S&F 31 2-8-0 1917-1954 Purchased second-hand in 1917
NN 98   2-8-0 1929-1951  
NCCC 300 (2nd) UCC 302 0-6-0 1937-1950  
NCCC 301 (2nd)   0-4-0T 1907-  
NCCC 302 (2nd), 303   0-4-0T 1907-  
NCCC 304-306 NCCC 300-302 (1st) 0-4-0T 1906-  
NCCC 307, 308   0-4-0T 1909-  
NCCC 309   0-4-0T 1913-1965  
NCCC 310   0-4-0T 1916-  
NCCC 330-332 (NCCC 30-32) 0-4-0T 1907-  
NCCC 333, 334   0-4-0T 1907-  
NCCC 335, 336 (NCCC 1, 2) 0-4-0T 1907-  
NCCC 337   0-6-0T 1909-1951  
NCCC 338-341   0-6-0T 1910-1942  
NCCC 400 NN 2 4-6-0 1914-1931  
NCCC 500, 501   0-6-2T 1917-1951  
NCCC 502, 503   0-6-2T 1924-1953  
NCCC 600 EA&LRR no. 3 0-6-0 1916-1940  

Nevada Northern Railway

 

Alco-Schenectady 4-4-0 -- 1 locomotive (Nevada Northern)

Road
Number
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Number
Date To
NNRy
Date
Built
Builder
Number
Date
Retired
NN 1 SP 1228 18 Nov 1905 Jun 1869 566 29 Dec 1923

Description:

Engine Weight: 80,150 pounds
Weight On Drivers: 50,600 pounds
Tractive Effort: 12,434 pounds
Tender Weight (Light): (28,500 pounds)
Coal: 7 tons
Water: 3,600 gallons
Cylinders: 16x24 inches
Drivers: 60 inches

Notes:

a. Nevada Northern no. 1 was built as Central Pacific no. 161 "Juno"; to SP no. 1228; sold to Nevada Northern Railway on November 18, 1905
b. Passenger service
c. Scrapped 1931.
   

Alco-Schenectady 4-6-0 -- 1 locomotive (Nevada Northern)

Road
Number
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Number
Date To
NNRy
Date
Built
Builder
Number
Later
Number
Date
Renumbered
Date
Retired
NN 2 SP 2045 13 Dec 1905 Dec 1880 1307 NCCC 400 ca. Dec 1914 ca. 1931

Description:

Engine Weight: 89,100 pounds
Weight On Drivers:
Tractive Effort: 16,230 pounds
Tender Weight (Light):
Coal:
Water:
Cylinders: 18x24 inches
Drivers: 54 inches

Notes:

a. Nevada Northern no. 2 was built as Southern Pacific 26; to SP 106; to SP 1609; to SP 2045; sold to Nevada Northern on December 13, 1905
b. Out of service from August 1911 through 1913; after repairs sold to Steptoe Valley Smelting & Mining in March 1914; to NCCCo no. 400 after December 1914; sometime during its service at McGill its tender was reconfigured as a slope-back..
c. Scrapped in 1931.
   

Alco-Dickson 4-6-0 -- 1 locomotive (Nevada Northern)

Road
Number
Date
Built
Builder
Number
Later
Number
Date
Renumbered
NN 4 Sep 1906 41240 NN 10 Nov 1909

Description:

Engine Weight: 150,000 pounds
Weight On Drivers: 114,000 pounds
Tractive Effort: 25,660 pounds
Tender Weight (Light): (46,410 pounds)
Coal: 12 tons
Water: 6,500 gallons
Cylinders: 20x26 inches
Drivers: 62 inches

Notes:

a.

Purchased new as Nevada Northern no. 4

b. Passenger service.
c. "List of Locomotives Owned By Western Properties of Kennecott Copper Corporation," dated September 1, 1937; builder shown as "Dunkirk"
d. Renumbered Nevada Northern no. 10 in November 1909.
e. (Keith Albrant's information for Nevada Northern no. 10, including photos)
   

Alco-Pittsburgh 0-6-0 -- 1 locomotive (Nevada Northern)

Road
Number
Date
Built
Builder
Number
Later
Number
Date
Retired
NN 6 Aug 1910 48184 NCCC 6 ca. 1950

Description:

Engine Weight: 148,300 pounds
Weight On Drivers: 148,300 pounds
Tractive Effort: 34,700 pounds
Tender Weight (Light): 109,200 pounds
Coal: 10 tons
Water: 5,000 gallons
Cylinders: 20x26 inches
Drivers: 51 inches

Notes:

a. Purchased new as Nevada Northern no. 6
b. Alco was late delivering this engine, by about two years after the initial order, due to delays by Alco concerning approximately $3,000 for changes to their proposal to build 4-6-0 no. 40. Baldwin added only $137 to their proposal for the same changes, which resulted in 4-6-0 No. 40 coming from Baldwin in July 1910.
c. Early main yard switcher; slope-back tender.
d. Sold to NCCCo. no. 6, March 1916; later Kennecott Copper Nevada Mines Division no. 6
e. "List of Locomotives Owned By Western Properties of Kennecott Copper Corporation," dated September 1, 1937; shown as owned by Nevada Consolidated Copper Corporation, Nevada Mines, at McGill, Nevada
f. In McGill scrap line on December 4, 1950. Presumably scrapped in 1951.
   

Alco-Dickson 4-6-0 -- 1 locomotive (Nevada Northern)

Road
Number
Date
Built
Builder
Number
Later
Number
Date
Renumbered
NN 7 Apr 1907 42662 NN 11 Oct 1909

Description:

Engine Weight: 149,900 pounds
Weight On Drivers: 111,900 pounds
Tractive Effort: 25,664 pounds
Tender Weight (Light): 113,700 pounds
Coal: 10 tons
Water: 6,000 gallons
Cylinders: 20x26 inches
Drivers: 62 inches

Notes:

a. Purchased new by American Smelting & Refining Co., for the benefit of Nevada Northern (NN no. 7)
b. Renumbered to Nevada Northern 11 in October 1909.
c. Three locomotives assigned to passenger service: NN 10 (ex NN 4), NN 11 (ex NN 7) and NN 40.
   

Alco-Rogers 4-6-0 -- 1 locomotive (Nevada Northern)

Road
Number
Date
Built
Builder
Number
Later
Number
Date
Renumbered
NN 8 Feb 1907 37573 NN 20 Oct 1909

Description:

Engine Weight: 154,000 pounds
Weight On Drivers: 115,000 pounds
Tractive Effort: 26,130 pounds
Tender Weight (Light): (51,000 pounds)
Coal: 10 tons
Water: 6,500 gallons
Cylinders: 19x26 inches
Drivers: 58 inches

Notes:

a. Purchased new by American Smelters Securites Co. for the benefit of Nevada Northern Railway (NN no. 8)
b. Renumbered to Nevada Northern 20 in October 1909.
c. Used in Nevada Northern mixed service (light helper, mixed train service, way freight to Ruth and McGill, local passenger and interurban service); not generally used in passenger service, until the withdrawal of NN 10 in early 1941, then until the switch to highway buses on August 1, 1941.
   

Alco-Dickson 4-6-0 -- 1 locomotive (Nevada Northern)

Road
Number
Previous
Number
Date To
NN 10
Date
Built
Builder
Number
Date
Retired
NN 10 NN 4 Nov 1909 Sep 1906 41240 May 1951

Description:

Engine Weight: 150,000 pounds
Weight On Drivers: 114,000 pounds
Tractive Effort: 25,660 pounds
Tender Weight (Light): (46,410 pounds)
Coal: 12 tons
Water: 6,500 gallons
Cylinders: 20x26 inches
Drivers: 62 inches

Notes:

a.

Purchased new Nevada Northern no. 4; renumbered to NN 10 in November 1909

b. Three locomotives assigned to passenger service: NN 10 (ex NN 4), NN 11 (ex NN 7) and NN 40.
c. Source: "List of Locomotives Owned By Western Properties of Kennecott Copper Corporation," dated September 1, 1937; builder shown as "Dunkirk"
d. (Keith Albrant's information for Nevada Northern no. 10, including photos)
e. Sold for scrap in May 1951; scrapped at McGill in March 1952
   

Alco-Dickson 4-6-0 -- 1 locomotive (Nevada Northern)

Road
Number
Previous
Number
Date To
NN 11
Date
Built
Builder
Number
Date
Retired
NN 11 NN 7 Oct 1909 Apr 1907 42662 May 1951

Description:

Engine Weight: 149,900 pounds
Weight On Drivers: 111,900 pounds
Tractive Effort: 25,664 pounds
Tender Weight (Light): 113,700 pounds
Coal: 10 tons
Water: 6,000 gallons
Cylinders: 20x26 inches
Drivers: 62 inches

Notes:

a. Purchased new by American Smelting & Refining Co., for the benefit of Nevada Northern (NN no. 7); renumbered to NN 11 in October 1909.
b. Three locomotives assigned to passenger service: NN 10 (ex NN 4), NN 11 (ex NN 7) and NN 40.
c. Withdrawn from service early in 1940.
d. Sold for scrap in May 1951; scrapped at McGill in March 1952
   

Alco-Rogers 4-6-0 -- 1 locomotive (Nevada Northern)

Road
Number
Previous
Number
Date To
NN 20
Date
Built
Builder
Number
Date
Retired
NN 20 NN 8 Oct 1909 Feb 1907 37573 ca. 1954

Description:

Engine Weight: 154,000 pounds
Weight On Drivers: 115,000 pounds
Tractive Effort: 26,130 pounds
Tender Weight (Light): (51,000 pounds)
Coal: 10 tons
Water: 6,500 gallons
Cylinders: 19x26 inches
Drivers: 58 inches

Notes:

a. Purchased new by American Smelters Securites Co. for the benefit of Nevada Northern Railway (NN no. 8); renumbered to Nevada Northern 20 in October 1909.
b. Used in Nevada Northern mixed service (light helper, mixed train service, way freight to Ruth and McGill, local passenger and interurban service); not generally used in passenger service, until the withdrawal of NN 10 in early 1941, then until the switch to highway buses on August 1, 1941.
c. Sold for scrap in 1954.
   

Alco-Brooks 4-6-0 -- 1 locomotive (Nevada Northern)

Road
Number
Date
Built
Builder
Number
Date
Retired
NN 21 Mar 1909 46077 Mar 1952

Description:

Engine Weight: 154,000 pounds
Weight On Drivers: 116,000 pounds
Tractive Effort: 26,130 pounds
Tender Weight (Light): (51,000 pounds)
Coal: 14 tons
Water: 7,000 gallons
Cylinders: 19x26 inches
Drivers: 58 inches

Notes:

a. Purchased new by American Smelting & Refining Co., for the benefit of Nevada Northern Railway (NN 21)
b. Freight service.
c. Scrapped at McGill in March 1952 (tender used for replacement on Rotary B).
   

Baldwin 4-6-0 -- 1 locomotive (Nevada Northern)

Road
Number
Date
Built
Builder
Number
Date
Retired
NN 40 Jul 1910 34942 (still active)

Description:

Engine Weight: 137,400 pounds
Weight On Drivers: 102,500 pounds
Tractive Effort: 23,100 pounds
Tender Weight (Light): 115,800 pounds
Coal: 10 tons
Water: 6,000 gallons
Cylinders: 19x26 inches
Drivers: 69 inches

Notes:

a. Purchased new Nevada Northern 40.
b. Three locomotives assigned to passenger service: NN 10 (ex NN 4), NN 11 (ex NN 7) and NN 40.
c. Still active at Nevada Northern Railway Museum, East Ely, Nevada.
   

Alco-Brooks 2-8-0 -- 1 locomotive (Nevada Northern)

Road
Number
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Number
Date To
NN 80
Date
Built
Builder
Number
Date
Retired
NN 80 ASARCO no. 5 (2-8-2T) Apr 1913 Nov 1906 41327 May 1951

Description:

Engine Weight: 178,000 pounds
Weight On Drivers: 145,000 pounds
Tractive Effort: 36,800 pounds
Tender Weight (Light): (58,000 pounds)
Coal: 12 tons
Water: 7,500 gallons
Cylinders: 20x26 inches
Drivers: 49 inches

Notes:

a. Built new as American Smelting and Refining no. 5 (2-8-2T)
b. Rebuilt and renumbered from 2-8-2T no. 5 to 2-8-0 no. 80 in April 1913 (tender from Rotary B)
c. Assigned to mixed service on Nevada Northern
d. Sold for scrap May 1951. Engine scrapped at McGill March 1952. Tender still at East Ely.
   

Baldwin 2-8-0 -- 1 locomotive (Nevada Northern)

Road
Number
Date
Built
Builder
Number
Date
Retired
NN 81 Mar 1917 45351 (in service)

Description:

Engine Weight: 178,000 pounds
Weight On Drivers: 155,000 pounds
Tractive Effort: 36,200 pounds
Tender Weight (Light): (61,000 pounds)
Coal: 12 tons
Water: 7,500 gallons
Cylinders: 21x26 inches
Drivers: 51 inches

Notes:

a. In service 19 May 1917.
b. Mixed service.
c. A photo taken in 1939 shows the engineer had written his name in chalk under the cab number: "H. Lombardi".
d. Replaced on the local by RSD-4 no. 201 in late 1951.
e. Donated to White Pine Public Museum, Ely, Nevada in 1960.
f. Nevada Northern Railway Museum, East Ely, Nevada
   

Alco-Pittsburgh 2-8-0 -- 4 locomotives (Nevada Northern)

Road
Number
Date
Built
Date
Delivered
Builder
Number
Date
Retired
Notes
NN 90 Oct 1907 15 Apr 1908 43289 ca. late 1951 1
NN 91 Oct 1907 15 Apr 1908 43290 ca. late 1951 1
NN 92 Oct 1908   44603 ca. mid 1951 1
NN 93 Jan 1909   44604   2

Description:

Engine Weight: 187,300 pounds
Weight On Drivers: 168,000 pounds
Tractive Effort: 41,890 pounds
Tender Weight (Light): 141,150 pounds
Coal: 12 tons
Water: 7,500 gallons
Cylinders: 21x30 inches
Drivers: 51 inches

Notes:

a. NN 91-93 were purchased new by American Smelter Securities Co., for the benefit of Nevada Northern Railway.
b. NN 90 and 91 were completed in October 1907, but delivery was delayed until April 1908 at the request of the railroad because the concentrator mill of Steptoe Valley Smelting & Mining Co. (the railroad's parent company) at McGill was not yet completed. (The mill opened on May 11, 1908.)
c. Freight service.
d. Ownership of all Nevada Northern locomotives was transferred to (parent company) Nevada Consolidated Copper Co. on September 1, 1920 (Other sources show the date as May 1, 1920)
e. All the ore line engines received stairs from the pilot to running boards.
f. NN 90, 91, 92 were sent to McGill smelter for scrap on January 2, 1952 (Strapac shows May 1951)
g. NN 93 was donated to White Pine County Museum in 1961 (Strapac shows 1959); restored to service in May 1993; in service on Nevada Northern Railway Museum, East Ely, Nevada.
   

Alco-Pittsburgh 2-8-0 -- 1 locomotive (Nevada Northern)

Road
Number
Date
Built
Builder
Number
Date
Retired
NN 94 Jan 1910 46927 ca. 1951

Description:

Engine Weight: 195,000 pounds
Weight On Drivers: 167,000 pounds
Tractive Effort: 41,890 pounds
Tender Weight (Light): 141,150 pounds
Coal: 12 tons
Water: 7,500 gallons
Cylinders: 21x30 inches
Drivers: 51 inches

Notes:

a. Built new as Nevada Northern no. 94
b. Freight service.
c. "List of Locomotives Owned By Western Properties of Kennecott Copper Corporation," dated September 1, 1937; builder shown as "Pittsburg"
d. Scrapped at McGill 1951.
e. NN 94 was sent to McGill smelter for scrap, January 1952
   

Alco-Brooks 2-8-0 -- 1 locomotive (Nevada Northern)

Road
Number
Date
Built
Builder
Number
Date
Retired
NN 95 May 1914 54661 ca. 1951

Description:

Engine Weight: 195,000 pounds
Weight On Drivers: 171,500 pounds
Tractive Effort: 41,900 pounds
Tender Weight (Light): 143,300 pounds
Coal: 12 tons
Water: 7,500 gallons
Cylinders: 21x30 inches
Drivers: 51 inches

Notes:

a. Built new as Nevada Northern no. 95
b. Freight service.
c. Scrapped at McGill 1951.
   

Alco-Brooks 2-8-0 -- 1 locomotive (Nevada Northern)

Road
Number
Date
Built
Builder
Number
Date
Retired
NN 96 Jun 1916 56218 ca. 1951

Description:

Engine Weight: 199,000 pounds
Weight On Drivers: 171,000 pounds
Tractive Effort: 41,890 pounds
Tender Weight (Light): (72,000 pounds)
Coal: 10 tons
Water: 7,500 gallons
Cylinders: 21x30 inches
Drivers: 51 inches

Notes:

a. Built new as Nevada Northern no. 96
b. Freight service.
c. "List of Locomotives Owned By Western Properties of Kennecott Copper Corporation," dated September 1, 1937; builder shown as "Schenectady"
d. Scrapped at McGill 1951.
   

Alco-Brooks 2-8-0 -- 1 locomotive (Nevada Northern)

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Number
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Number
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Nevada
Builder
Date
Builder
Number
Date
Retired
Notes
NN 97 Sharp & Fellows 31 1917 Jun 1910 47666 ca. 1954 1

Description:

Engine Weight: 192,200 pounds
Weight On Drivers: 172,100 pounds
Tractive Effort: 38,100 pounds
Tender Weight (Light): 128,200 pounds
Coal: 12 tons
Water: 6,000 gallons
Cylinders: 21x28 inches
Drivers: 51 inches

General Notes:

a. NCCC 97 was built as Buffalo & Susquehanna no. 171, order cancelled due to receivership; held for Alco stock; sold to Sharpe & Fellows Construction Co., no. 31 in June 1915; sold to Nevada Consolidated Copper Co. no. 97 in 1917, at McGill, Nevada.
b. Source: "List of Locomotives Owned By Western Properties of Kennecott Copper Corporation," dated September 1, 1937; shown as purchased from "Sharp & Fellows"
  NCCC 97 was scrapped at McGill in 1954.
   

Alco-Schenectady 2-8-0 -- 1 locomotive (Nevada Northern)

Road
Number
Date
Built
Builder
Number
Date
Retired
NN 98 Apr 1929 67943 ca. 1951

Description:

Engine Weight: 222,500 pounds
Weight On Drivers: 198,500 pounds
Tractive Effort: 47,000 pounds
Tender Weight (Light): 139,000 pounds
Coal: 12 tons
Water: 7,000 gallons
Cylinders: 23x28 inches
Drivers: 51 inches

Notes:

a. Built new as Nevada Northern no. 98
b. Later cylinder size comes from 1937 Kennecott list.
c. Vern Pugh relates that the 98 failed out on the road more than any other engine because of its Worthington feedwater heater.
d. Scrapped at McGill 1951.
   

Nevada Consolidated Copper Company

(includes Kennecott Copper, Nevada Mines Division)

Alco 0-6-0 Saddle Tank -- 2 locomotives (Nevada Consolidated)

Road
Number
Builder
Date
Builder
Number
Date
Retired
Notes
CMD 22 Oct 1919 58735 Sep 1940 to Nevada Mines Division
CMD 24 Oct 1919 58737 Sep 1940 to Nevada Mines Division

Description:

Engine Weight:
Weight On Drivers:
Tractive Effort:
Coal:
Water:
Cylinders: 21x26 inches
Drivers: 51 inches

General Notes:

a. Built new as Chino Copper Company 22 and 24 (owned by Nevada Consolidated Copper Company after about 1933); after Chino was electrified in 1940, both locomotives were transferred to Nevada Consolidated Copper Company, shipped to Nevada in September 1940.
   

Baldwin 0-6-2 Side Tank -- 4 locomotives (Nevada Consolidated)

Road
Number
First
Number
Second
Number
Date To
NCCC Nevada
Date
Built
Builder
Number
Date
Retired
NCCC 71 B&G 71 UCC 71 8 Sep 1933 Oct 1915 42620 ca. mid 1951
NCCC 72 B&G 72 UCC 72 3 Feb 1934 Oct 1915 42621 ca. mid 1951
NCCC 73 B&G 73 UCC 73 3 Feb 1934 Oct 1915 42622 ca. mid 1951
NCCC 74 B&G 74 UCC 74 3 Nov 1932 Oct 1915 42623 ca. mid 1951

Description:

Engine Weight: ~180,000 pounds; 152,000 pounds in 0-6-0 config
Weight On Drivers:
Tractive Effort:
Coal:
Water:
Cylinders: 21x24 inches
Drivers: 50 inches

Notes:

a. All four locomotives shown in Baldwin builder records as being built as Bingham & Garfield Railway locomotives; shown as Utah Copper Co. locomotives as of ICC Valuation dated June 30, 1916.
b. Made surplus in Utah after the last of 42 85-ton electrics were delivered to Utah Copper in 1929; transferred (sold) to Nevada on the dates shown above.
c. The relatively short wheelbase of the 71-88 class made them particularly suitable to negotiating the sharp curves in the Liberty pit as it got deeper.
d. Scrapped at McGill Autumn, 1951.
e. "List of Locomotives Owned By Western Properties of Kennecott Copper Corporation," dated September 1, 1937
f. All four locomotives rebuilt from original 0-6-0ST configuration, to 0-6-2ST configuration in 1936-1939:
  Road
Number
Date To
0-6-2ST
  NCCC 71 1936
  NCCC 72 1936-1937
  NCCC 73 1936-1937
  NCCC 74 1939
     

Baldwin 0-6-0 Side Tank -- 2 locomotives (Nevada Consolidated)

Nevada
Number
Chino
Number
Utah
Number
Date To
Chino
Date To
Nevada
Builder
Date
Builder
Number
Date
Retired
(NCCC 75) CMD 37 UCD 75 1929 Apr 1940 Oct 1915 42624 ca. mid 1951
(NCCC 76) CMD 38 UCD 76 1929 Apr 1940 Oct 1915 42625 ca. mid 1951

Description:

Engine Weight: 152,000 pounds
Weight On Drivers: 152,000 pounds
Tractive Effort: 30,000 pounds
Coal:
Water:
Cylinders: 21x24 inches
Drivers: 50 inches

General Notes:

a. Built new as Bingham & Garfield no. 75 and 76; to NCCCo. Chino no. 37 and 38 in 1929; to NCCCo. Nevada on April 4, 1940; not rebuilt or renumbered.
b. Chino 37 and 38 were sent to Nevada in 1940 after Chino was electrified; not needed 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 rebuilding of the 37 and 38 into Nevada 0-6-2T's 75 and 76. 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)
b. Saw only limited service as Copper Flat yard switcher in 1940-41 and set aside thereafter.
c. Steam jam engine brake. Cross compound air compressors removed at Chino and replaced with one or two single stage compressors.
d. Scrapped at McGill in Autumn 1951.
   

Baldwin 0-6-2 Side Tank -- 2 locomotives (Nevada Consolidated)

Road
Number
First
Number
Second
Number
Date To
NCCC Nevada
Date
Built
Builder
Number
Date
Retired
NCCC 79 UCC 79 NCCC Chino 35 13 Dec 1935 Apr 1917 45436 ca. mid 1951
NCCC 80 UCC 80 NCCC Chino 36 4 Apr 1940 Apr 1917 45437 ca. mid 1951

Description:

Engine Weight: ~180,000 pounds (152,000 pounds in 0-6-0 config)
Weight On Drivers:
Tractive Effort:
Coal:
Water:
Cylinders: 21x24 inches
Drivers: 50 inches

Notes:

a. Built new as Utah Copper Co. 79 and 80 (0-6-0ST); to NCCCo. Chino 35 and 36 in 1929; to NCCCo. Nevada 79 and 80 on December 13, 1935
b. Rebuilt to 0-6-2ST in 1936-1937 (NCCC 80 was possibly the last one completed, in 1941)
c. NCCC 79 and 80 were sent for scrap to McGill in Autumn 1951.
   

Baldwin 0-6-0 Side Tank -- 5 locomotives (Nevada Consolidated)
21x24 cylinders; 50 inch drivers

Road
Number
First
Number
Second
Number
Date To
Chino
Date To
NCCC Nevada
Date
Built
Builder
Number
Date
Retired
NCCC 81 UCC 81     11 Jan 1929 Sep 1923 57016 ca. mid 1951
NCCC 82 UCC 82 NCCC Chino 33 1929 13 Dec 1935 Sep 1923 57019 ca. mid 1951
NCCC 83 UCC 83     11 Jan 1929 Sep 1923 57020 ca. mid 1951
NCCC 84 UCC 84     11 Jan 1929 Sep 1923 57091 ca. mid 1951
NCCC 85 UCC 85 NCCC Chino 34 1929 4 Apr 1940 Sep 1923 57092  

Description:

Engine Weight: ~180,000 pounds (157,540 pounds in 0-6-0 config)
Weight On Drivers:
Tractive Effort: 32,300 pounds
Coal: 3
Water: 2,000 gallons
Cylinders: 21x24 inches
Drivers: 50 inches

General Notes:

c. Rebuilt at Nevada with 0-6-2 wheel arrangement, with increased coal bunker capacity, circa 1936-1937
b. NCCC 81 was rebuilt to 0-6-2ST, circa 1940 with extended frame, enlarged cab, trailing trucks, and large coal bunker.
c. Rivet lines on cab and coal bunker on NCCC 84, as well as the handrails on the tanks are in their original position. The only Utah Baldwin whose tank handrails were not moved to the top of the tank.
d. The three Nevada locomotives were returned to Utah in late 1950.
e. "List of Locomotives Owned By Western Properties of Kennecott Copper Corporation," dated September 1, 1937; shows numbers 81-85 as assigned to Nevada.
f. NCCC 81-83 were sent for scrap to McGill in Autumn 1951.
   

Baldwin 0-6-2 Side Tank -- 3 locomotives (Nevada Consolidated)

Road
Number
Previous
Number
Date To
NCCC Nevada
Date
Built
Builder
Number
Date
Retired
NCCC 86 UCC 86 11 Jan 1929 Apr 1924 57768 ca. mid 1951
NCCC 87 UCC 87 11 Jan 1929 Apr 1924 57769 ca. 1950
NCCC 88 UCC 88 11 Jan 1929 Apr 1924 57770 ca. mid 1951

Description:

Engine Weight: ~180,000 pounds (157,540 pounds in 0-6-0 config)
Weight On Drivers:
Tractive Effort: 32,300 pounds
Coal: 3 tons
Water: 2,000 gallons
Cylinders: 21x24 inches
Drivers: 50 inches

Notes:

a. Built new as Utah Copper Co. 86-88 (0-6-0ST); to NCCCo. Nevada 86088 on January 11, 1929
b. Utah Copper electrified in 1928 resulting in a surplus of steam locomotives. Six of their newer Baldwin's (No.'s 81, 83, 84, 86, 87, and 88) were sold to Nevada Consolidated Copper, Nevada Mines in January, 1929.
c. All three locomotives, after arriving in Nevada, were rebuilt to 0-6-2ST in later 1930's with extended frame, enlarged cab, trailing truck, and large coal bunker.
d. Of all the Utah engines, no. 86 is the only one that retained the cab door is its original position, suggesting that it may have been the first of the Utah Baldwins rebuilt into the 0-6-2ST configuration. The door was moved back towards the rear of the cab on the other engines.
e. NCCC 87 was transferred to Kennecott, Utah Copper Division circa October, 1950.
f. At the outbreak of the Korean War in 1950, as many as five or six of the Nevada Baldwins (including no. 87) were transferred to Kennecott's Utah Copper Division, as they were apparently seriously short of power. UCD had not purchased any new 750-volt Electrics for mine service since 1942 and the new 750-volt, 125-ton Electrics were not delivered until March 1952.
g. "List of Locomotives Owned By Western Properties of Kennecott Copper Corporation," dated September 1, 1937; shows numbers 86-88 as assigned to Nevada.
h. NCCC 86 and 88 were sent for scrap to McGill in Autumn 1951.
   

Baldwin 0-6-0 -- 1 locomotive (Nevada Consolidated)

Road
Number
First
Number
Second
Number
Date To
NCCC Nevada
Date
Built
Builder
Number
Date
Retired
NCCC 300 (2nd) B&G 302 UCC 302 Oct 1937 (1929) Apr 1912 37668 ca. 1950

Description:

Engine Weight: 155,000 pounds (1937: 164,600 pounds)
Weight On Drivers: 155,000 pounds
Tractive Effort: 34,400 pounds (1937: 37,750 pounds)
Tender Weight (Light): ~100,000 pounds
Coal: 10 tons
Water: 5,000 gallons
Cylinders: 21x26 inches (Strapac: 22x26 inches)
Drivers: 51 inches

Notes:

a. Built new as Bingham & Garfield Railway no. 302; to Utah Copper no. 302 in 1920; transferred to Kennecott-Nevada Mines Division no. 300 in October 1937.
b. Commonly listed as transferred to NCCCo in October 1937, but more likely in 1929 concurrent with the Bingham pit railway electrification (1928-1929) that released many steam engines for NCCCo Nevada Mines Division and Chino Mines Division. Also, a note in the NCCCo files indicates NCCCo no. 300 was overhauled (reflued and relagged) in 1931.
c. "List of Locomotives Owned By Western Properties of Kennecott Copper Corporation," dated September 1, 1937 shows B&G 302 as assigned to Nevada.
d. In McGill scrap line on December 4, 1950; presumably scrapped in 1951.
   

Alco-Dickson 0-4-0T -- 1 locomotive (Nevada Consolidated)

Road
Number
Builder
Date
Builder
Number
Notes
NCCC 301 Apr 1907 41752 Built for American Smelter Securities Co., for the benefit of Nevada Consolidated Copper Co. (NCCC 301)

Description:

Engine Weight:
Weight On Drivers:
Tractive Effort:
Coal:
Water:
Cylinders: 14x22 inches
Drivers: 44 inches

General Notes:

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Alco-Dickson 0-4-0T -- 2 locomotives (Nevada Consolidated)

Road
Number
Builder
Date
Builder
Number
Notes
NCCC 302 Jun 1907 42526 Formerly Steptoe Valley Smelting & Mining Co. #. Originally American Smelter Securities Co #12. 36" gauge.
NCCC 303 Jun 1907 42527 Formerly Steptoe Valley Smelting & Mining Co. #. Originally American Smelter Securities Co #13. 36" gauge. Negative #D-144.

Description:

Engine Weight:
Weight On Drivers:
Tractive Effort:
Coal:
Water:
Cylinders: 9x14 inches (Lehmuth: 10x16 inches)
Drivers: 29 inches (Lehmuth: 30 inches)

General Notes:

a. Built by Alco for stock; sold to American Securities Co., for the benefit of Steptoe Valley Smelting & Mining Co., numbers 12 and 13
   

H. K. Porter 0-4-0T -- 3 locomotives (Nevada Consolidated)

Road
Number
Previous
Number
Builder
Number
Date
Built
Date
Retired
NCCC 304 NCCC 300 (1st) 3464 May 1906  
NCCC 305 NCCC 301 (1st) 3465 May 1906  
NCCC 306 NCCC 302 (1st) 3466 May 1906  

Description:

Engine Weight:
Weight On Drivers:
Tractive Effort:
Coal:
Water:
Cylinders: 8x14 inches
Drivers:

General Notes:

a. Built as Nevada Consolidated Copper 300-302; renumbered to NCCC 304-306 in (???)

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Porter 0-4-0T -- 2 locomotives (Nevada Consolidated)

Road
Number
Builder
Date
Builder
Number
Notes
NCCC 307 Apr 1909 4329  
NCCC 308 Nov 1909 4454  

Description:

Engine Weight:
Weight On Drivers:
Tractive Effort:
Coal:
Water:
Cylinders: 19x14 inches (NCC 308: 10x14)
Drivers: 30 inches

General Notes:

a. Originally Steptoe Valley Smelting & Mining Co. 307 and 308.
   

H. K. Porter 0-4-0ST -- 1 locomotive (Nevada Consolidated)

Road
Number
Date
Built
Builder
Number
Date
Retired
NCCC 309 Jan 1913 5247 ca. 1965

Description:

Engine Weight: 34,000 pounds (17 tons)
Weight On Drivers: 34,000 pounds (17 tons)
Tractive Effort: 5,900 pounds
Coal:
Water:
Cylinders: 10x14 inches
Drivers: 30 inches

Notes:

a. Built as Steptoe Valley Smelting & Mining Co., McGill, Nevada, no. 3; to Nevada Consolidated Copper Co. no. 309 in 1914
b. Used at the McGill smelter.
c. Sold to C. G. Heimerdinger in April 1964; moved to Pacific Locomotive Association, Richmond, California in 1968.
d. At Pacific Locomotive Association's Niles Canyon Railway maintenance facility and storage yard at Brightside, California (between Niles and Sunol); dismantled ca. April 2001.
   

H. K. Porter 0-4-0T -- 3 locomotives (Nevada Consolidated)

Road
Number
Builder
Date
Builder
Number
Notes
NCCC 310 Jul 1916 5846 Purchased new.

Description:

Engine Weight:
Weight On Drivers:
Tractive Effort:
Coal:
Water:
Cylinders: 10x14 inches
Drivers: 30 inches

General Notes:

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Alco-Schenectady 0-4-0T -- 3 locomotives (Nevada Consolidated)

Road
Number
Factory
Number
Date
Built
Builder
Number
Date
Retired
NCCC 330 NCCC 30 Aug 1907 40773  
NCCC 331 NCCC 31 Aug 1907 44250 ca. 1935
NCCC 332 NCCC 32 Aug 1907 44251  

Description:

Engine Weight: 85,000 pounds
Weight On Drivers: 85,000 pounds
Tractive Effort:
Coal:
Water:
Cylinders: 16x24 inches
Drivers: 50 inches

Notes:

a. Purchased new by American Smelters Securities Co., for the benefit of Nevada Consolidated Copper Company, lettered at factory as NCCC 30-32
b. From the first group of locomotives used at Copper Flat; made surplus with acquisition of the Utah Copper 80-series 0-6-0ST locomotives in 1929.
c. NCCC 331 sold to Amador Central Railroad, Martell, California, in 1935 (rebuilt to keep shop forces busy); sold to Pacific States Steel Company, Decoto, California in 1942 as PSS no. 331; later Judson Pacific Corp. no. 331.
   

Alco-Schenectady 0-4-0T -- 2 locomotives (Nevada Consolidated)

Road
Number
Date
Built
Builder
Number
Date
Retired
NCCC 333 Nov 1907 43291  
NCCC 334 Nov 1907 43292 ca. 1935

Description:

Engine Weight: 85,000 pounds
Weight On Drivers: 85,000 pounds
Tractive Effort:
Coal:
Water:
Cylinders: 16x24 inches
Drivers: 50 inches

Notes:

a. Purchased new as American Smelters Securities Co. (NCCCo.) no. 333 and 334
b. From the first group of locomotives used at Copper Flat; made surplus with acquisition of the Utah Copper 80-series 0-6-0ST locomotives in 1929.
c. (Albrandt) NCCC 334 was sold to Amador Central Railroad, Martell, California, in 1935; rebuilt as ACRR no. 334; used at firebrick plant in Ione, California; sold to Pacific States Steel Company, Decoto, California in 1941 as PSS no. 334.
  (Strapac) NCCC 334 was sold to A. D. Schader Co. #334. Sold to Pacific States Steel Co. #334.
   

Alco-Schenectady 0-4-0T -- 2 locomotives (Nevada Consolidated)

Road
Number
Date
Built
Builder
Number
Notes
NCCC 335 Aug 1907 44390  
NCCC 336 Aug 1907 44391  

Description:

Engine Weight: 85,000 pounds
Weight On Drivers: 85,000 pounds
Tractive Effort:
Coal:
Water:
Cylinders: 16x24 inches
Drivers: 50 inches

General Notes:

a. NCCC 335 was ordered as American Smelter Securities Co.#335, but lettered NCCCo. #1 at factory. Negative S-512. Sold to A. D. Schader Co. #335. Sold 1939 to Granite Rock Co. #9. Scrapped 1952, South San Francisco.
b. NCCC 336 was ordered as American Smelter Securities Co.#336, but lettered NCCCo. #2 at factory. Sold to A. D. Schader Co. #336.
   

Baldwin 0-6-0T -- 1 locomotive (Nevada Consolidated)

Road
Number
Date
Built
Builder
Number
Date
Retired
NCCC 337 Oct 1909 33928 ca. 1951

Description:

Engine Weight: 116,300 pounds
Weight On Drivers: 116,300 pounds
Tractive Effort: 25,500 pounds
Coal: 1-1/2 tons
Water: 1,800 gallons
Cylinders: 18x24 inches
Drivers: 44 inches

Notes:

a. Purchased new as NCCCo. no. 337.
b. First of the series of Baldwin 0-6-0ST's no. 337-341.
c. Only 337 class Baldwin to get large numeral and cross compound air pump.
d. Last engine of this class in service at Ruth; out of service in 1944.
e. Scrapped in 1951.
   

Baldwin 0-6-0T -- 4 locomotives (Nevada Consolidated)

Road
Number
Date
Built
Builder
Number
Date
Retired
NCCC 338 Oct 1910 35380 May 1942
NCCC 339 Oct 1910 35398  
NCCC 340 Oct 1910 35399  
NCCC 341 Oct 1910 35460  

Description:

Engine Weight: 116,000 pounds
Weight On Drivers: 116,000 pounds
Tractive Effort:
Coal:
Water:
Cylinders: 18x24 inches
Drivers: 44 inches

Notes:

a. Purchased new NCCCo. no. 339-341
b. Purchased in 1910 for pit haulage.
  Transferred to McGill in 1939.
c. NCCC 338 was sold to U.S. Maritime Commission no. 5 in May 1942; converted to oil. Presumably scrapped.
c. NCCC 339-341 presumably scrapped during WWII.
   

Alco-Schenectady 4-6-0 -- 1 locomotive (Nevada Consolidated)

Road
Number
First
Number
Second
Number
Third
Number
Fourth
Number
Fifth
Number
Date To
NCCC
Date
Built
Builder
Number
Date
Retired
NCCC 400 SP 26 SP 106 SP 1609 SP 2045 NN 2 ca. Dec 1914 Dec 1880 1307 ca. 1931

Description:

Engine Weight: 89,100 pounds
Weight On Drivers:
Tractive Effort: 16,230 pounds
Tender Weight (Light):
Coal:
Water:
Cylinders: 18x24 inches
Drivers: 54 inches

Notes:

a. Nevada Northern no. 2 was built as Southern Pacific 26; to SP 106; to SP 1609; to SP 2045; sold to Nevada Northern on December 13, 1905
b. Out of service from August 1911 through 1913; after repairs sold to Steptoe Valley Smelting & Mining in March 1914; to NCCCo no. 400 after December 1914; sometime during its service at McGill its tender was reconfigured as a slope-back..
c. Scrapped in 1931.
   

Baldwin 0-6-2T -- 2 locomotives (Nevada Consolidated)

Road
Number
Date
Built
Builder
Number
Date
Retired
NCCC 500 Jan 1917 44795 ca. 1951
NCCC 501 Jan 1917 44796 ca. 1951

Description:

Engine Weight: 164,600 pounds
Weight On Drivers: 149,300 pounds
Tractive Effort: 31,200 pounds
Coal: 3 tons
Water: 2,200 gallons
Cylinders: 19x26 inches
Drivers: 46 inches

Notes:

a. Purchased new.
b. Received larger coal bunker.
c. NCCC 500 recieved a complete overhaul and new firebox in March 1930.
d. NCCC 500 was removed from service for stationary boiler service in 1947; never returned to service and retired after boiler plant overhaul was completed.
e. Both locomotives were scrapped in 1951.
   

Alco-Richmond 0-6-2T -- 2 locomotives (Nevada Consolidated)

Road
Number
Date
Built
Builder
Number
Date
Retired
NCCC 502 Jul 1924 65745 ca. 1953
NCCC 503 Jul 1924 65746 ca. 1953

Description:

Engine Weight: 178,000 pounds
Weight On Drivers: 156,500 pounds
Tractive Effort: 31,200 pounds
Coal:
Water: 2,000 gallons
Cylinders: 19x26 inches
Drivers: 46 inches

Notes:

a. Purchased new as NCCCo. no. 502 and 503
b. Long narrow firebox and difficult to fire.
c. Long wheelbase (19' 10" total) not conducive to pit work due to tight curves at pit bottom; NCCC tried to keep the 500 series locomotives out of the bottom of the pit.
d. NCCC 502 was very often the switch engine working to Kimberly.
e. Both locomotives were overhauled and stored by the carpenter shop in Ruth after dieselization.
f. Scrapped, perhaps as late as 1953.
   

Alco-Schenectady 0-6-0 -- 1 locomotive (Nevada Consolidated)

Road
Number
Previous
Number
Date To
NCCC
Date
Built
Builder
Number
Date
Retired
NCCC 600 EA&L RR no. 3 2 Oct 1916 Feb 1902 25875 ca. 1940

Description:

Engine Weight: 109,200 pounds
Weight On Drivers: 109,200 pounds
Tractive Effort:
Tender Weight (Light):
Coal:
Water:
Cylinders: 19x26 inches
Drivers: 50 inches

Notes:

a. Built new for Elwood, Anderson & Lapelle Railroad (Indiana; 4.8 miles total tracks; U. S. Steel) no. 3; sold to Southern Iron & Equipment Co., Atlanta, Georgia (loco dealer)
b. Sold to NCCCo by Southern Iron & Equipment Co. (loco dealer) on October 2, 1916 as no. 1075.
c. Complete overhaul completed June though December of 1930 or 1931; new firebox, new steel cab to replace wooden one, new tank bottom, Franklin Firebox Door $9,541.00.
d. NCCC 600 was too small for pit service in later years. Prior to the building of the Copper Flat engine house in 1938, the 600 was the switcher from the Star Pointer shops to Copper Flat and to the various shops, probably including Consolidated Coppermines Emma-Nevada shaft and Kimberly.
e. Sold circa 1940 to Utah Construction Company for work on tailings dike at Magna, Utah.

Glossary

ASS -- Amercian Smelter Securities Co. (American Smelting & Refining Co.)

ASARCO -- American Smelting & Refining Company

B&G -- Bingham & Garfield Railway (Utah Copper Company, Bingham, Utah)

NCCC -- Nevada Consolidated Copper Co. (operations at Ely, Nevada, at Chino, New Mexico, and at Ray, Arizona)

NN -- Nevada Northern Railway (Nevada Consolidated Copper Company, Ely, Nevada)

UCC -- Utah Copper Company

Sources

Keith Albrandt's "Nevada Northern & Railroads of White Pine County Locomotive Photo Roster" (web page; no longer available)

Keith Albrandt's sources include:

Alco Locomotive Works. "Builders Photos (photopasters)." Alco Historic Photos, Schenectady, New York.

Bryant, Jim. 1997. "Nevada Northern Railway Page: Roster of Museum Rolling Stock". (Prodigy.com; no longer available) [Accessed: January 1997].

Friends of the Nevada Northern Railway Book Committee. 1991. Nevada Northern Railway and the Copper Camps of White Pine County, Nevada. Dallas: Taylor Publishing Company. [Library of Congress Catalog Number 90-90062634].

Swanson, Steve. Personal communications.

Wilkens, Richard. 08 July 1990. "Roster of Equipment: Nevada Consolidated Copper / Kennecott Copper Corporation." Unpublished. Issue 2.

Wilkens, Richard. 17 September 1990. "Roster of Equipment: Nevada Northern Railway Company." Unpublished. Issue 4.

"List of Locomotives Owned By Western Properties of Kennecott Copper Corporation," dated September 1, 1937

Joe Strapac's roster for "Nevada Consolidated Copper Company" (via email dated January 12, 2012)

Other Nevada Northern/NCCC Rosters

Joe Strapac's roster for "Nevada Consolidated Copper Company" (reformatted from typewritten original)

Keith Albrandt's roster for "Nevada Northern Railway" (mirrored and reformatted from defunct web page)

Keith Albrandt's roster for "Nevada Northern; Nevada Consolidated Copper; KCC Nevada Mines Division" (mirrored and reformatted from defunct web page)

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