Nevada Northern Railway In Winter
The Nevada Northern Railway was created back in the early 1900’s after massive copper deposits were discovered in the hills west of Ely, Nevada..
Built by the Utah Construction Company in 1906, the railway spanned 150 miles of track between Ely, Nevada and Cobre. Trackage was also added around the Ely area to other mines and the network became known as the “ore line”.
Quick Facts about Engine #93
- Builder: American Locomotive Company
- Configuration: 2-8-0 consolidation type
- Build date: 1909
- Cost to purchase new: $17,610
- Locomotive weight: 187,000 lbs
Quick Facts about Engine #40
There were over 16,000 Baldwin 4-6-0 locomotives built and the Queen of Steam has the great distinction of spending her whole career with the Nevada Northern Railway. The Baldwin 4-6-0 became the best selling general service locomotive for the Baldwin Locomotive Company.
- Rail Line: Ordered by the Nevada Northern Railway
- Cost to purchase: $13,139 new
- Power type: 4-6-0 Steam Locomotive
- Builder: Baldwin Locomotive Works
- Build Date: 1910
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