PacificNG Header
PacificNG Header 

Kimball Flat cars for E&P

Discussion of specific prototype locomotives and other equipment of all gauges.

Kimball Flat cars for E&P

Postby Randy Hees » Sat Nov 15, 2014 5:56 pm

While working on the article for the E&P, I found a newspaper report from the Sacramento Union

There were shipped to the other side of the mountains Saturday morning, five flat cars and one hand car for the Eureka and Palisades Narrow Gauge Railroad Company. The flat cars were about 5 feet in width and 22 feet long. They were manufactured by the Kimball Manufacturing Company, San Francisco.(Sacramento Union 1/12/1874 )

These would be the first flat cars on the railroad. It appears that 6 more arrived by July, those likely from Billmeyer and Small.

Randy
Randy Hees

Director, Nevada State Railroad Museum, Boulder City
Railway Preservation News http://www.rypn.org
Chasing old trains where ever I may find them...
http://randyhees.blogspot.com/
Randy Hees
 
Posts: 461
Joined: Mon Aug 17, 2009 7:07 pm

Re: Kimball Flat cars for E&P

Postby GregMaxwell » Sun Nov 16, 2014 10:54 am

There may have been a total of 12 Kimball flat cars delivered. As stated, the Sacramento Daily Union of Jan 12, 1874 reported that five cars had passed through Sacramento. There was also a piece in the Daily Alta California of December 14, 1873 about Kimball building cars for the E&P. It was reported by several sources that as early as Jan 16, (Eureka Daily Sentinel) that 12 flat cars were on hand at Palisade. 12 cars were also reported in the Salt Lake Herald (1-18) and the Railroad Gazette (1-30).

Best regards,
Greg Maxwell
GregMaxwell
 
Posts: 29
Joined: Fri Feb 17, 2012 9:31 am


Return to Prototype Locomotive & Rolling Stock

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

cron