Nevada Northern Rebuild?

Helitac Jul 13, 2001

  1. Helitac

    Helitac TrainBoard Member

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    Hi all, I just heard on the local news(1850 hrs. 07/12/01 that a Nevada Northern locomotive (sorry, the number escapes me) was to be shipped in pieces by truck, (18 wheels and a dozen roses), to Utah for rebuilding. My question is, given a fairly new, operable steam locomotive, what would be a normal service, repair, schedule for one of these beasts? BTW the plan as I understood it was to use it for spectator, competitor, tourist transportation during the Olympics, so assume daily operation.Any of you have a feel for this, Fritz, WATASH, 7600, Ben, Gregg (i can,t remember all the steam freaks here) Thanx Bobby
     
  2. fitz

    fitz Staff Member

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    Hmmm. That's interesting, coupled with Gregg Malkhov's news that the Nevada Northern RR is for sale. They have two steamers, a 4-6-0 No. 40 and a 2-8-0 No. 93. I have no idea which one is being shipped to Utah. I think No. 40 has been running so would guess it's 93. SlimJim, do you know? :confused:
     
  3. Helitac

    Helitac TrainBoard Member

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    OOPS, misspelled fitz and forgot about SlimJim, sorry, Bobby. I think we're talking about 93.

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  4. Gregg Mahlkov

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    Got some further information from the local Economic Development Council. The city of Ely owns the line from McGill to Ruth, over which the Nevada Northern Railway Museum operates. The City of Los Angeles Department of Water and Power owns the remainder of the line north of McGill over which no one operates but BHP Nevada RR holds operating authority over but has no lease on. The only way to get a locomotive out of Ely is by truck! It is the COLA line that is for sale. :cool:
     
  5. Ironhorseman

    Ironhorseman Staff Member

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    <blockquote>quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by Bos:
    Hi all, I just heard on the local news(1850 hrs. 07/12/01 that a Nevada Northern locomotive (sorry, the number escapes me) was to be shipped in pieces by truck, (18 wheels and a dozen roses), to Utah for rebuilding. My question is, given a fairly new, operable steam locomotive, what would be a normal service, repair, schedule for one of these beasts? BTW the plan as I understood it was to use it for spectator, competitor, tourist transportation during the Olympics, so assume daily operation.Any of you have a feel for this, Fritz, WATASH, 7600, Ben, Gregg (i can,t remember all the steam freaks here) Thanx Bobby<hr></blockquote>

    Bos,

    "Normal" maintence is every 30 days while operating the locomotive which is comprised of washing out the boiler; inspection for cracks and or leaks in the firebox and smokebox sheets; visual inspection of staybolts over the crownsheet; clean out mineral deposits from the sight glass(s) and gaugecocks; inspect main and siderods as well as boiler support plates for cracks. There is also a yearly inspection that requires opening the steam dome and inspection of firetubes, staybolts and cracks in the boiler. The boiler must be sealed up then put under cold, compressed pressure with a full boiler and inspected by the FRA. This pressure is normally at least 20% higher than the operating steam pressure.
    "Repairs" are made daily as needed, sometimes as the train is being operated! :D We estimate approximately 3 man hours maintenance for each hour of actual operation at the YWRR. It's easy to understand why steam went away for the most part.
     
  6. eyedoc

    eyedoc New Member

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    greetings from a newbie.

    I am an active volunteer with the Heber Valley Railroad and we certainly hope that #93 (and two coaches) are whole (not in pieces) when they come over from Ely. The Nevada train set will help make a total of three that we will be running on a daily (multiple runs) basis during the Olympic Winter Games.

    A little over a week ago I went over to Ely with our CMO and helped lay out their boiler for the UT (ultrasound testing). The engine is undergoing what was described to me as a fifteen year overhaul with reassembly occurring this October-November. This work is being directed by Scott Lindsay.

    Gregg is correct in his update of what is actually for sale and a minor correction for fitz--NNRy has three steamers (#80??) is in the back in inoperable status at present.

    hope this is informative for those interested.
     
  7. watash

    watash Passed away March 7, 2010 TrainBoard Supporter In Memoriam

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    We had a good friend that ran the recreation center at the Kennicott Copper Mine, and told us about an engine that was hidden and saved. Was that one of those at ELY?
     

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