Nevada Northern & Railroads of White Pine County

 

Ore Hoppers at the East Ely Yards

 

~Based on the original research of
Steve Swanson, Al Clemens, and Richard Wilkens~

 

Contributed by Al Clemens

 

Chapter 2
Ingoldsby 500, 600, and 700 Series Ore Cars

 

 

500 Series Ingoldsby 12-Latch Steel Ore Cars
The 500 Series of cars were built by The Pullman Car Co. They were outside dump with two longitudinal bottom drop doors that were 10 feet in length. The car's dimensions were 27 feet 6 inches over the ends, 9 feet 6 inches in height (top of car to top of rail), and 10 feet 2 inches wide. As delivered to Nevada Northern Ry Co. they had arch bar trucks with Simplex bolsters, 5 x 10-inch journals, and were equipped with K-D brakes. They had a capacity of 120,000 lbs.
The door raising mechanism was hand-operated gears. These gears moved two large levers by means of associated link chains. The movement of these two levers, which in turn were connected to long shafts, provided the mechanical means to raise the doors. The doors were opened by means of two levers, one on each side of the car. Each lever had associated linkage, which was connected to the door's latches. Movement of this lever would either engage or disengage the door's latches. ICC Valuation entry for car #540 indicates a length of 27' 7" and a width of 9' 4". Visually the same as an 800 Series car (see the A.C.F. photo of C&S car #20150).
Series
Date
Car Description or Event
500-599
Built 1908
Ingoldsby Bottom Dump - All Steel - The Pullman Co.
 
1908
Purchased new.
 
1917
Car #516 destroyed.
 
May 1920
All remaining cars to Nevada Consolidated Copper Co. (NCCCo.).
 
After 1932
Bottoms sealed after installation of rotary dump facility.
 
1952
Car #537 scrapped.
 
1960's - 1970's
Remainder of cars scrapped.
 
1977
By the fall of 1977 all of the remaining cars were presumably scrapped.

 

 

600 Series Ingoldsby 12-Latch Steel Ore Cars
The 600 Series of cars were identical to the 500 Series. Visually the same as an 800 Series car (see the A.C.F. photo of C&S car #20150).

Copyright © 2001 Steve Swanson
Used with permission

KCC No. 612 Ingoldsby car with sealed bottom.
Ore yard East Ely, NV, June 1966.

Appears to have been fitted with a 6-inch height extender. Vulcan trucks.


Copyright © 2001 Steve Swanson
Used with permission

KCC No. 670 Ingoldsby car with sealed bottom.
Ore yard East Ely, NV, June 1966

Car #670 is riding on an original Arch Bar truck on one end (left) and an early version of a Vulcan truck at the other end (right). The Vulcan trucks on the Ingoldsby cars remaining at Ely today have flat top side frames, and some have "VULCAN" embossed along the bottom of the side frame. In contrast, the top of the side frame on this early version of a Vulcan truck is a curved arch and "VULCAN" is embossed along the top of the side frame.

It appears that the slope sheets have been removed, changed, or altered and the ends now have near vertical sheets of metal with angle bracing. The doors appear to have been removed along with all of the door releasing and raising equipment, as can be seen in the 3/4 view. This was the door operator's end. The removed parts were probably scraped. This car has been fitted with a 6 inch height extender.

Because of the extent of the modifications required to perform the "sealing" process it would make an "unsealing" process a very expensive, but not necessarily an impossible process. However, if all of the same modifications were done to all 500-600-700 series "sealed" cars, as was performed on car #670, I seriously doubt that a "unsealing" process was ever performed on a previously "sealed" Ingoldsby car.


Utility pole in background at the right end of the car.
Copyright © 2001 Steve Swanson
Used with permission
Series
Date
Car Description or Event
600-674
Built 1909
Ingoldsby Bottom Dump - All Steel - The Pullman Co.
 
1909
Purchased new.
 
May 1920
All remaining cars to Nevada Consolidated Copper Co. (NCCCo.).
 
After 1932
Bottoms sealed after installation of rotary dump facility.
 
1960's - 1970's
Remainder of cars scrapped.
 
1977
By the fall of 1977 all of the remaining cars were presumably scrapped.

 

 

700 Series Ingoldsby 12-Latch Steel Ore Cars
The 700 Series of cars were nearly identical to the 500 Series. The ICC Valuation sheet for Nevada Northern Railway car #702 indicates the car had Vulcan trucks. Visually the same as an 800 Series car (see the A.C.F. photo of C&S car #20150).

Series
Date
Car Description or Event
700-749
Built 1915
Ingoldsby Bottom Dump - All Steel - The Pullman Co.
 
1915
Purchased new.
 
May 1920
All cars to Nevada Consolidated Copper Co. (NCCCo.).
 
1938

Bottoms were sealed on 25 random cars and renumbered as 700 through 724 to reflect this modification. The remaining 25 unsealed cars renumbered as 750 through 774. Most of the 700-724 cars were assigned to KCCCo. in Arizona and New Mexico. All of the 750-774 cars were assigned to KCCCo. in Arizona and New Mexico.

 
1939-1940
Cars #701, #706, #715, #718 & #723 to Hurley, NM
 
3/27/1950
Five cars to Hurley, NM - #'s 700, 704, 705, 713, & 717.
 
5/1/1950
Ten cars to Hurley, NM - numbers unknown.
 
12/14/1950
Ten cars to Hurley, NM - numbers unknown.
 
19??
Forty-six of the 700's were sold to Ray Mines or Chino Mines. (Car numbers and date unknown.)
 
1966
4 of the 700-724 drop bottoms were still in service at Nevada Mines Division.
 
1977
By the fall of 1977 all of the remaining cars were presumably scrapped.
     
750-774
Built 1915
Ingoldsby Bottom Dump - All Steel - The Pullman Co.
 
1915
Purchased new.
 
May 1920
All cars to Nevada Consolidated Copper Co. (NCCCo.).
 
8/22/1942
Fifteen cars to Ray, AZ - 760-774 inclusive.
 
3/27/1950
One car to Hurley, NM - #758.
 
1977
By the fall of 1977 all of the remaining cars were presumably scrapped.

 

 

The Nevada Ingoldsby Series of Ore Cars

Chapter 1

Ore Hoppers at the East Ely Yards — Introduction

Chapter 2

Ingoldsby 500, 600, and 700 Series Ore Cars
Chapter 3 Ingoldsby 800 and 900 Series Ore Cars
Chapter 4 Ingoldsby 1000 and 1200 Series Ore Cars
Chapter 5 Photo gallery — 1000 Series Cars at the Nevada Northern Railway Museum
Chapter 6 Photo gallery — 1200 Series Cars at the Nevada Northern Railway Museum
Appendix Ingoldsby Automatic Car Company Patents

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last modified 18 August, 2001 by Keith Albrandt