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Engines of the Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad, 1875-1942

Engine

Name

Manufacturer

Const.

Built

Type

NCNG Service

Disposition

1

"Grass Valley"

Baldwin

3762

July 1875

4-4-0

1875-1936

Scrapped in 1936.

2

"Nevada"

Baldwin

3758

July 1875

2-6-0

1875-1936

Scrapped in 1936.

3

none

Baldwin

4172

Sept 1877

4-4-0

1877-1915

Scrapped in 1926. Boiler returned to NCNG Museum in 1997.

4

"Santa Cruz"

Porter-Bell

218

1875

0-6-0

1899-1916

Scrapped in 1916.

5

"Tahoe"

Baldwin

3709

March 1875

2-6-0

1899-1940

Sold in 1940 to Frank Lloyd Productions. Leased by the NCNGRR Museum from Universal Pictures in 1985.

6

none

New York Works

22

1883

2-6-0

1915-1921

Scrapped in 1926.

7

none

Baldwin

5782

Aug 1881

4-4-0

1929-1934

Scrapped in 1937.

8

none

Baldwin

6057

Feb 1882

2-8-0

1933-1942

Sold in 1942 to Dulien Steel Products Co. Scrapped in 1948.

9

none

Baldwin

41300

April 1914

2-8-0

1933-1942

Sold to US Navy and "scrapped" in 1945. Rumored to be in China, Africa, or the Philippines.

10

none

Fate-Root-Heath Co., Plymouth, Ohio. (Model FL)

0-4-0

Jan 1936 to Jun 1936

(Gasoline-Mechanical) Wrecked in 1936and scrapped later.

11

none

Whitcomb Mfg. Co., Rochell, IL. (Const. #12633)

0-4-0

1936-1942

(Gasoline-Mechanical) Sold in 1942 to Dulien Steel Products Co.

none

"Glenbrook"

Baldwin

3712

1875

2-6-0

1936-1942

Purchased to supply parts for No.5. Never used. Returned to Carson City, NV, in 1942. Awaiting restoration at the Nevada State Railroad Museum.

Engines of the Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad (Standard Gauge)

Engine

Manufacturer

Const.

Built

Type

NCNG Service

Disposition

none

Heilsler Mfg. Co.

1004

Jun 1896

Heisler 2-Truck

1913-1914

Sold in 1914 to the Willamette Valley Lumber Co.

none

Climax Mfg. Co.

1023

1910

Climax 2-Truck

1913-1923

Sold in 1923 to Grant-Friant Rock & Gravel Co. Last seen in the 1930's.

Sources: "Nevada County Narrow Gauge" by Gerold M. Best, 1965
"Tahoe Twins" by Larry Jensen, Pacific RailNews, April, 1987
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