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   Cobre — East Ely — Copper Flat

Shafter, NV

Near Currie, NV

Cherry Creek Station

Above three photographs taken 29 May 1982.
Copyright © 2001 Keith Ardinger; used with permission.

 

Keith Ardinger documented this 1982, two-day railfan trip organized by a group from the San Francisco bay area. He arrived at Cobre, the Southern Pacific interchange with the NN, by bus from Salt Lake City on 29 May. Nevada Northern SD-7 No. 401 powered the excursion run to East Ely on that Saturday. The three coaches immediately behind the engine were in "Sierra Western" livery, believed to be the moniker used by the San Francisco-based tour promoter. The fourth car was Nevada Northern chair car No.5, the former Pullman sleeper Silesia, followed by NN baggage car No. 20, the final unit of the 5-car train.

The next day, Sunday 30 May, KCC RS-3 No. 109 took the rail enthusiasts on a round-trip between East Ely and the copper pits over the mines branch. "I jumped off while they wyed the train at the pit shops, and got that view of the semaphore" (below, left).

 

     

Mainline at Copper Flat
Copyright © 2001 Keith Ardinger; used with permission

All photographs taken
30 May 1982

Tunnel No. 1
Copyright © 2001 Keith Ardinger; used with permission

Mainline to Tripp & Veteran Pits, above Copper Flat Yard
Copyright © 2001 Keith Ardinger; used with permission.

Near Ruth, Nevada
Jim Cooper photograph
Courtesy Jim Bryant collection;
used with permission.

 

 

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Last modified 27 March, 2002 by Keith Albrandt