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70-ton   No. 61

 
   

 

Builder

Model

Road No.

Built

BN

hp

Engine Weight

Tractive Effort

Comments

Disposition

GE

70-ton

61

Sep 1949

30374

490

140,000

35,000

Built new as KCC Nevada Mines Division No. 61.

Donated to NRHS Promontory Chapter, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Service Notes

Originally for pit operations at Ruth, Nevada. Backup to electric dump switcher at McGill, Nevada after 1966.
Severely underpowered for use in pit work spotting cars at the shovels for loading.
To KCC Utah Copper Division No. 775 in 1978; assigned to Bingham Precipitation Plant, Copperton, Utah.
Retired 08 February 1982.

A portion of this information is from "Roster of Kennecott Electric and Diesel-Electric Locomotives" by Don Strack, part of his UtahRails.net Web site.

 

12 June 1973

McGill, NV

Keith Ardinger photograph

Copyright © 2001 Keith Ardinger
Used with permission

   

Notes:
Front radiator air intake and rectangular headlight housing indicative of a Phase II model.
The "70-ton" label was used for end-cab B-B units; actual weight varied between 70-100 tons depending on customer specifications.

     
     

 

 

 

     

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Last modified 26 March, 2003 by Keith Albrandt