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400-Series Ore Hoppers

~Based on the roster compiled by Richard Wilkens~


     

There were one-hundred all steel double hoppers purchased by the Nevada Northern Railway and numbered in the 400-499 series. Built in 1908 by the Pressed Steel Car Co. of Pittsburgh and purchased new for $1166.00 each. Per 1917 ICC Division of Valuation form 310:


Weight = 38,000 lbs;
Capacity = 100,000 lb;
Length = 28' 3" over end sills;
Width = 9' 5" over side sills;
Doors: four; 31" x 42".

Hopper 400 in August, 2000
East Ely Yards, 07 Aug 2000
Copyright © 2000-2001 Al Clemens; used with permission.

Hopper 400, date unknown
East Ely Yards
date uncertain; photographer unknown

400-series hopper modified with wooden extension
East Ely Yards, 07 Aug 2000
Copyright © 2000-2001 Al Clemens; used with permission.

NN all steel double hopper No. 400 -- first car in the 400-499 series built in 1908.

Double hopper No. 400 at an earlier time. The stenciled data reads:
CAPY. 100,000
  LD. LMT. 132,000
   LT. WT. 36,400

Number not discernable, this car appears to be from the 400-series. It has been modified with a wooden extension, presumably for use transporting less dense material.

     

The NN sold twenty of these 400-series hoppers (No.'s 480-499) to the McGill smelter in 1915-1916 and an additional fifty-nine units to Nevada Consolidated Copper between 1919 and 1922. Fifteen cars were sold to United Commercial Co (United Com. Co.)., San Francisco in 1921-1922.

Some of the cars later had their hoppers removed and were used for custom ore. The units that went to McGill were renumbered into the 3000 series; a few may still exist at the Nevada Northern Railway Museum. Some units were used to transport limestone from the lime quarry, others relegated for concentrate movements from the mill to the smelter and a couple may have been employed idlers on the rotary dumper.

     
KCC 3031, a former 400-series hopper
McGill, NV, 08 Nov 1965
Copyright © 2001 Steve Swanson; used with permission.
400-series hoppers modified with wooden extensions
McGill, NV, 08 Nov 1965
Copyright © 2001 Steve Swanson; used with permission.

400-series hoppers  converted to gondolas
East Ely Yards, 07 Aug 2000
Copyright © 2000-2001 Al Clemens; used with permission.

KCC "Possum belly" No.3031 (Arch Bar trucks), an ex-NN 400-series ore car.

KCC No. 3004 (left) & No. 3070 (right) at McGill, NV. No. 3004 has 6-inch top extension and No. 3070 has 12-inch wood height extension cribbing. Both have Arch Bar trucks.

Two of the 400-series cars that had their hoppers removed, converting them to gondolas. Road numbers not discernable from the photograph.

     
     
 

Hopper 401 (2nd)
East Ely Yards, July 1972.
Copyright © 2001 Keith Ardinger; used with permission.

 
 

NN No. 401 (2nd). Originally No. 434, the hoppers were removed in August, 1961 for conversion to a gondola.

 
     
Road No. To Date Comments
400     Donated to NNRy Museum; at East Ely, NV.
401 NCCCo. 1919-1922  
401 (2nd) From No. 434   Hoppers removed & converted to gondola, Aug 1961.
402 NCCCo. 1919-1922  
402 (2nd) From No. ?   Donated to NNRy Museum; at East Ely, NV.
403 NCCCo. 1919-1922  
403 (2nd) From No. 451   Donated to NNRy Museum; at East Ely, NV.
404 United Com. Co. 1921-1922  
404 (2nd) From No. ?   Hoppers removed & converted to gondola, Aug 1961.
405 NCCCo. 1919-1922  
405 (2nd) From No. ?   Hoppers removed & converted to gondola, Aug 1961.
406 NCCCo. 1919-1922  
406 (2nd) From Minneapolis & St. Louis   Purchased used; donated to NNRy Museum?
407 NCCCo. 1919-1922  
407 (2nd) From Minneapolis & St. Louis   Purchased used; donated to NNRy Museum?
408 United Com. Co. 1921-1922  
409 NCCCo. 1919-1922  
409 (2nd) From Minneapolis & St. Louis No. 81303   Purchased used; at Nevada State Railroad Museum, Carson City.
410 United Com. Co. 1921-1922  
410 (2nd) From Minneapolis & St. Louis   Purchased used; donated to NNRy Museum?
411 United Com. Co. 1921-1922  
412 NCCCo. 1919-1922  
413 NCCCo. 1919-1922  
414 NCCCo. 1919-1922  
415 NCCCo. 1919-1922  
416 NCCCo. 1919-1922  
417 NCCCo. 1919-1922  
418 NCCCo. 1919-1922  
419 United Com. Co. 1921-1922  
420 NCCCo. 1919-1922  
421 NCCCo. 1919-1922  
422 United Com. Co. 1921-1922  
423 United Com. Co. 1921-1922  
424 NCCCo. 1919-1922  
425 NCCCo. 1919-1922  
426 NCCCo. 1919-1922  
427 United Com. Co. 1921-1922  
428 NCCCo. 1919-1922  
429 NCCCo. 1919-1922  
430 United Com. Co. 1921-1922  
431 United Com. Co. 1921-1922  
432 NCCCo. 1919-1922  
433 NCCCo. 1919-1922  
434 To No. 401 (2nd)    
435 NCCCo. 1919-1922  
436 United Com. Co. 1921-1922  
437 NCCCo. 1919-1922  
438 NCCCo. 1919-1922  
439 NCCCo. 1919-1922  
440 NCCCo. 1919-1922  
441 NCCCo. 1919-1922  
442 NCCCo. 1919-1922  
443 United Com. Co. 1921-1922  
444 NCCCo. 1919-1922  
445 NCCCo. 1919-1922  
446 NCCCo. 1919-1922  
447       
448 NCCCo. 1919-1922  
449 United Com. Co. 1921-1922  
450 NCCCo. 1919-1922  
451 To No. 403 (2nd)     
452 NCCCo. 1919-1922  
453 NCCCo. 1919-1922  
454 NCCCo. 1919-1922  
455 NCCCo. 1919-1922  
456      
457 NCCCo. 1919-1922  
458 United Com. Co. 1921-1922  
459 NCCCo. 1919-1922  
460 NCCCo. 1919-1922  
461 NCCCo. 1919-1922  
462 NCCCo. 1919-1922  
463 NCCCo. 1919-1922  
464 United Com. Co. 1921-1922  
465 NCCCo. 1919-1922  
466      
467 NCCCo. 1919-1922  
468 NCCCo. 1919-1922  
469 NCCCo. 1919-1922  
470 NCCCo. 1919-1922  
471 NCCCo. 1919-1922  
472 NCCCo. 1919-1922  
473 NCCCo. 1919-1922  
474 NCCCo. 1919-1922  
475 NCCCo. 1919-1922  
476 NCCCo. 1919-1922  
477 NCCCo. 1919-1922  
478 NCCCo. 1919-1922  
479 NCCCo. 1919-1922  
480 McGill Smelter Mar 1916 $372.68
481 McGill Smelter Mar 1916 $372.68
482 McGill Smelter Mar 1916 $372.68
483 McGill Smelter Mar 1916 $372.68
484 McGill Smelter Mar 1916 $372.68
485 McGill Smelter Mar 1916 $372.68
486 McGill Smelter Mar 1916 $372.68
487 McGill Smelter Mar 1916 $372.68
488 McGill Smelter Mar 1916 $372.68
489 McGill Smelter Mar 1916 $372.68
490 McGill Smelter Aug 1915 $380.78
491 McGill Smelter Aug 1915 $380.78
492 McGill Smelter Aug 1915 $380.78
493 McGill Smelter Aug 1915 $380.78
494 McGill Smelter Aug 1915 $380.78
495 McGill Smelter Aug 1915 $380.78
496 McGill Smelter Aug 1915 $380.78
497 McGill Smelter Aug 1915 $380.78
498 McGill Smelter Aug 1915 $380.78
499 McGill Smelter Aug 1915 $380.78

 

 

   

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