Nevada Northern & Railroads of White Pine County

 

KCC Way Cars        8-wheel series

 

Cabooses No.'s 22—25

 

NMD Caboose No. 22
East Ely, 01 Nov 1993

Greg Maxwell photo; used with permission.

A series of four 8-wheel cabooses, numbered 22 through 25 originally built in 1955 by Kennecott Copper and used at the Nevada Mines Division. Presently unknown if they were built at Magna or East Ely.

Three of the KCC Nevada ore line steel cabooses (No.'s 23 - 25) went to KCC Utah after Nevada shut down. KCC Utah No. 420 (ex-NMD No. 25) was subsequently donated to the Heber Valley Railroad. The other surviving unit is No. 22 that is owned by the NNRy Museum and seen here at East Ely.

 

 

 

NMD Caboose No. 24
East Ely, July 1969

Copyright © 2001 Keith Ardinger;
used with permission.

Steve Swanson remembers—

"Ore line men told me the cupola was uncomfortable in those cabooses — too small."

"You know they had so many ore line cabooses because they left them on the ore trains loaded or empty in East Ely when crews were changing or the train was sitting waiting for the next crew. There was always a train of loads or empties with a caboose sitting in the East Ely ore yard."

 

 

No.
Builder
Date
Body
Frame
Length over end sills
Width over side sills
Comment
22
KCC
1955
Steel
Steel
 
 
At NNRy Museum, East Ely.
23
KCC
1955
Steel
Steel
   
To KCC Utah, No. ?
Dispositon unknown.
24
KCC
1955
Steel
Steel
 
 
To KCC Utah, No. ?
Dispositon unknown.
25
KCC
1955
Steel
Steel
 
 
To KCC Utah No. 420.
Donated to HVRR. Operational.

 

Thanks to Stephen 'Doc' Lewis for investigating and determining the lineage of the caboose
at the Heber Valley Railroad.
 

 

 

Last modified 05 Jan, 2002 by Keith Albrandt