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KCC Ray Mines Division

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Steam Locomotive Roster

Ray & Gila Valley Railroad

Ray & Gila Valley Railroad, at Ray, Arizona. ("List of Locomotives Owned By Western Properties of Kennecott Copper Corporation," dated September 1, 1937)

Road
Number
Type Builder Builder
Date
Builder
Number
Notes
RCCC 2 (2nd) 0-4-4 Rear Tank Porter Dec 1908 4249  
R&GV 3 2-6-2 Alco Sep 1910 48491  
R&GV 11 2-4-2T Porter Jun 1911 4875  

NCCC Ray Mines

Nevada Consolidated Copper Company's Ray Mines, at Ray, Arizona. ("List of Locomotives Owned By Western Properties of Kennecott Copper Corporation," dated September 1, 1937)

Road
Number
Type Builder Builder
Date
Builder
Number
Notes
Ray Copper Mines no. 1 0-4-0T Porter Dec 1899 2098  
RCCC 1 0-4-0 Porter May 1903 2786 Compressed Air
RCCC 2 (1st) 0-4-0 Porter May 1903 2787 Compressed Air
           
NCCC 4 2-8-2 Baldwin Aug 1911 36824  
NCCC 5 2-8-2 Baldwin Oct 1911 37078 "Pacific Portland Cement Co."

Twenty 0-4-0 Compressed Air locomotives were built by Porter in 1916-1919 and 1929:

Diesel Locomotive Roster

EMD GP39DC diesel-electric -- 2 locomotives
B-B; 2300 horsepower

Road
Number
Builder
Date
Builder
Number
Date In
Service
Notes
RMD 1 Jun 1970 36792 10 Jul 1970 to Copper Basin Ry. 401
RMD 2 Jun 1970 36793 10 Jul 1970 to Copper Basin Ry. 402

General Notes:

a. KCC-Ray 1 and 2 were placed in service on July 10, 1970. (Letter from J.H. Maize, KCC-Ray public relations, dated September 7, 1972)
b. Locomotive model designation was GP39DC, as shown on the builder plates. There were a total of 23 GP39s built between May 1969 and July 1970. Of those 23, 21 were built with AC alternators, but these two for Kennecott were the only GP39 locomotives built with DC generators, and had the GP39DC designation. (Norm Metcalf, email dated May 1, 2016)

 

EMD GP39-2 diesel-electric -- 1 locomotive
B-B; 2300 horsepower

Road
Number
Builder
Date
Builder
Number
Notes
RMD 3 Dec 1980 796398-1 to Copper Basin Ry. 403

General Notes:

a.

Photo of Kennecott 3 in August 1995. (Date is likely 1985, rather than 1995)

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Plymouth JLB (20-ton) gas-mechanical -- 1 locomotive
4-wheel; 136 horsepower

Road
Number
Builder
Date
Builder
Number
Notes
RMD 81 Sep 1949 5490  

General Notes:

a. During late 1972, KCC-Ray 81 was in service at the mines plant. (Letter from J.H. Maize, KCC-Ray public relations, dated September 7, 1972)

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Alco RS-2 diesel-electric -- 1 locomotive
B-B; 1500 horsepower

Road
Number
Builder
Date
Builder
Number
KCC Nevada
Number
Date To
Nevada
Notes
RMD 100 June 1948 75950 NMD 108 Dec 1970 1

General Notes:

a. Built as KCC Ray Mines Division 100; transferred to KCC Nevada Mines Division in December 1970, renumbered to KCC-Nevada 108; transferred to KCC Utah on October 12, 1978; renumbered to 729; retired by Kennecott on August 16, 1982; donated to Promontory Chapter NRHS, Salt Lake City, Utah; scrapped.
   

Alco RS-3 diesel-electric -- 1 locomotive
B-B; 1600 horsepower

Road
Number
Builder
Date
Builder
Number
KCC Nevada
Number
Date To
Nevada
Notes
RMD 109 Nov 1950 78426 NMD 109 Dec 1970 1

General Notes:

a. Built as KCC Ray Mines Division 109; transferred to KCC Nevada Mines Division in December 1970; sold to Los Angeles Department of Water & Power; donated to Nevada Northern Railway museum at East Ely, Nevada.
   

GE 35-ton diesel-electric -- 1 locomotive
4-wheel; 136 horsepower

Road
Number
Builder
Date
Builder
Number
Notes
RMD 801 Sep 1957 33104 1
RMD 802 Sep 1957 33105 2

General Notes:

a. KCC 801 and 802 were purchased by Kennecott but lettered as Western Knapp Engineering number 1 and 2, working at Hayden, Arizona, while Western Knapp was building the Hayden smelter in 1957; sold to Kennecott in 1958. (1958 data from a letter from J.H. Maize, KCC-Ray public relations, dated September 7, 1972)

Notes:

1. KCC 801 was used at the Hayden smelter for slag disposal service; slag disposal no longer required after smelter process was changed in mid 1970s and unit was rebuilt, painted in Bicentennial red-white-blue and used for general in-plant switching; moved to adjacent Asarco smelter after Kennecott sold Ray Mines Division to Asarco in 1986; still in service as of 2014. (email from Ernie Parks, July 24, 2015, with photo taken in 2014)
2. KCC 802 (disposition unknown)
   

Plymouth JGT (20-ton) gas-hydraulic -- 1 locomotive
4-wheel; (?) horsepower

Road
Number
Builder
Date
Builder
Number
Notes
RMD 882 Sep 1951 5591  

General Notes:

a. During late 1972, KCC-Ray 882 was in service at the mines plant. (Letter from J.H. Maize, KCC-Ray public relations, dated September 7, 1972)

Notes:

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