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Nevada Short Lines and Industrial Railroads
BHP Nevada RR
13, RS3, was built by Alco in October 1951, #79244, as Lehigh & Hudson River RR 13. It was sold to George R Silcott in December 1971 and resold as San Manuel Arizona RR 13. It was sold as BHPN 13 in 1997 and is now stored at Nevada Northern RR Museum.
203, SD9u, was built by Electro-Motive in May 1954, #19460, FN 5322-32, as Southern Pacific 5371, Class DF-120. It was renumbered 3830, Class EF618-2, in 1965 and rebuilt as 4412, Class EF618-1, in 1976. It was sold as BHNP 203 in 1996 and sold as Rock & Rail RR 203 in 1998.
Bluestone Mining & Smelting Co.
1 was built by Heisler in January 1917, #1351. It was sold as Mason Valley Mines Co 1 in 1929 and sold to J L Botsford , dealer, in 1939. It was restored as Blake Brothers Co 6 in 1944 and retired in 1959. It was used for a railfan trip and painted as 1, It was sold to Burt Randolph in October 1962.
Las Vegas & Tonopah RR
10 was built by Baldwin in November 1907, #32251. It was sold as San Diego & Arizona 26 in 1919 and sold as Southern Pacific 2386, Class T-58, on June 20, 1941. It was resold as San Diego & Arizona Eastern 25 on September 19, 1948. It was scrapped in October 1951.
Mason Valley Mines Co.
1 was built by Heisler in January 1917, #1351, as Bluestone Mining & Smelting Co 1. It was sold as MVMCo 1 in 1929 and sold to J L Botsford , dealer, in 1939. It was restored as Blake Brothers Co 6 in 1944 and retired in 1959. It was used for a railfan trip and painted as 1, It was sold to Burt Randolph in October 1962.
Nevada Central RR
2 "Sidney Dillon" was built by Baldwin in April 1881, #5575. It was sold to Hyman Michaels Co in 1938 and sold to Ward Kimball. It was restored as Grizzly Flats RR 2 "Emma Nevada". It was moved to Orange Empire Railway Museum in 1990.
Nevada Consolidated Copper Co.
This was a Kennecott company.
Nevada Industrial Switch
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Nevada Northern RR
Nevada Northern RR Museum
109, RS3, was built by Alco in November 1950, #78429, as Kennecott Copper Co 109. It was acquired by NNRM 109.
244, MRS1, was built by Alco and General Electric in 1953, #80436, #31677, as United States Army B2122. It later became USN 65-00544 and sold as Feather River & Western 244. It was sold as NN 244 and sold as Yreka Western RR 244.
401, SD7, was built by Electro-Motive in August 1952, #16824, FN 6397-1.
Pabco Gypsum Corp.
2117, GP35, was built by Electro-Motive in January 1964, #28469, FN 7695-8, as Southern Pacific 7415, Class DF-623. It was renumbered 6527, Class EF425-1, in 1966, and sold to Purdy Co. Pabco had the locomotive painted for their Apex, NV, plant, but then out-sourced their switching to Nevada Industrial Switch. 2117 was never delivered and was later sold to the Missouri & Northern Arkansas as 6527. It was later sold to the Paducah & Louisville where it was rebuilt as 2118.
Rail & Motor International Ltd.
3035, GP40, was built by Electro-Motive in September 1971, #37854, FN 7332-17, as Western Pacific 3543, Class RS-68. It became Union Pacific 690, Class GP40, in August 1985 and retired on September 30, 1986. It was returned to Helm and in April 1987 it became Chicago Missouri & Western 3025. It became Gateway Western 3025 in January 1990 and sold to Wilson in September 1990. It was sold as Wisconsin Central Ltd as 3025 in December 1990 and retired on February 15, 2008. It was sold as RIMX 3025 in 2008 and sold to Montana Rail Link as 3025 in July 2009. It was outshopped as 500 in September 2014.
Steptoe Valley Mining & Smelting Co.
3 was built by H K Porter in January 1914, #5247. It became Nevada Consolidated Copper Co 309 in 1914 and sold as Kennecott Copper Co 309 in December 1942. It was sold to Charles Heimerdinger in 1965 and transferred to Pacific Locomotive Association. It was set up with a tender and lettered as Castro Point Ry 3 in 1980. It was sold to Nevada Northern Ry museum in 2010.
Tonopah & Tidewater RR
This fallen flag was mostly in California.
Virginia & Truckee RR
5 "Carson" was built by Baldwin in 1869, #1947. It was sold ro D O Mills & Co in 1883.
12 "Genoa" was built by M Bair & Co (Baldwin) in January 1873, #3090. It was sold to Eastern Railroads in 1938 for the New York Worlds Fair and donated to Railway & Locomotive Historical Society in 1940. It was shown at the Chicago Railroad Fair as Central Pacific 60 "Jupiter" and donated to the California State in 1969.
18 "Dayton" was built by Central Pacific Sacramento Shop in September 1873, #6. It was sold to Paramount Pictures in September 1938 and starred on "Union Pacific" as 58 and appeared in various movies. It was leased to National Parks Service as Union Pacific 119 in 1969 and sold to State of Nevada as V&T 18.
22 "Inyo" was built by Baldwin in February 1875, #3693. It was sold to Paramount Pictures in March 1937 and appeared in various movies. It was leased to National Parks Service as Central Pacific 60 "Jupiter" in 1969 and sold to State of Nevada as V&T 22.
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