Mohave & Milltown unknown locomotive

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Randy Hees
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Re: Mohave & Milltown unknown locomotive

Post by Randy Hees » Tue Mar 03, 2015 10:13 pm

The photo is from the Mohave Museum of History and Art in Kingman

They have it on line at ... Bins_Carts

The photo is at the upper end of the line, at the Leland Mine ore bin. There are other photos on line showing the ore bins in their entirety... The ore was moved by very narrow gauge from the mine to the bins where it was loaded in M&M ore cars for the trip to Milltown.

Of their 4 known locomotives, it is not the big Porter, No 1 (Porter 0-6-0t c/n 2970 Dec. 1903 12x18) purchased new and shown in Myrick, or the Dickson 2-6-0 No 2? from Chateaugray RR (via Tonopah)

but could be either of the two used Porters

Porter 0-6-0t, c/n 962 8x14 0-6-0t 36” gauge 8/1888 class c-s From Waterloo Mining (Oro Grande Mining, Calico & Daggett Railroad) at Calico CA c 1903, (not used by WMCo after 1901) Built as No 2, Sanger


0-4-2t (Identification based on photo, and Redondo RR cashbooks) former Los Angeles & Redondo No 24, sold July, 1903 to Mohave & Milltown $1,500 + $699 repairs (from Brian Norden) It is believed that this locomotive is Porter c/n 908, built Jan 1888, for the Alhambra and Pasadena City Railroad (San Gabriel Valley Rapid Transit) as Alhambra to the Redondo Railroad in July 1891, as No 4, Redondo, renumbered to LA&R 24, to M&M in July 1904.

Randy Hees

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