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Carson & Colorado 1881 - 1900, Freight Roster.

Compiled by Andrew Brandon from information curtesy Brian Norden, Randy Hees, Kyle Wyatt and State Railroad Commission Reports.

This Page Under Construction.

The following roster covers freight equipment on the Carson & Colorado prior to Southern Pacific's purchase of the line in 1900. For equipment used by the Southern Pacific refer to the Nevada & California Railway (Coming Soon!) and Southern Pacific Narrow Gauge (Coming Soon!) rosters.

Flat Cars | Boxcars | Ore Cars

Flat Cars.

Car # Notes
1-18
Built by V&T Shops, Listed as being in service July 15, 1881.
1
2 Burned & Rebuilt. August, 1881.
3 Dismantled May 25, 1896, due to broken side sills.
4 Rebuilt as ore dump car at an unknown date.
5 Burned & Rebuilt. August, 1881. Rebuilt as ore dump car at an unknown date.
6 rebuilt to ore gondola (dump) car.
7
8 Rebuilt to “salt car & dump” at an unknown date.
9
10 rebuilt to ore gondola (dump) car 9/90, disposed of after 12/02.
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18 Listed as “smashed up March, 1882, and renewed.” renumbered Derrick Tender #18 by 1905,then MW 1A in 7/28.
Flat Cars 19-58
La Mothe Patent Flat Cars. Ordered c. July 1880 from Jesup, Paton & Company, New York, shipped as kits.
43 cars listed below, It is not clear how many were ordered.
Cost new, $410 each, fob New York.
19 Blacksmith's car.
20 "China Car" destroyed by fire near Rhoads, 6-11-99.
21
22
23 Dismantled 7-7-94. Evidently badly wrecked by Inyo Development Co, seven months earlier.
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
55
56
57
58
59 Box car kit assembled as flat car.
60 Box car kit assembled as flat car.
61 Box car kit assembled as flat car.
62 Box car kit assembled as flat car.
Flat Cars 63-99
Built by V&T Shops.
These flat cars used Thielson Iron Trucks from Russell Wheel & Foundary. These cars are listed as being in service April 1882. 100 narrow gauge Thielson trucks (for 50 cars) were bought during January to March, 1882 at $146 each. There is a note that the 50 flat cars cost $192 and the amount charged C&C was $200 each.
63
64
65
66 Burned at Alvord, Aug. 29th 1888. Listed as loaded with wood at time of fire.
67
68
69
70
71
72 To Nevada & California #72 Later Southern Pacific Stock Car # 162. Bill Harrah in XXXX, Preserved at NSRM.
73 Burned April, 1883 and rebuilt February 1, 1884. Smashed at Italian Ranch on October 3, 1886.
74
75 Burned August 19, 1891, at Candaleria.
76 Smashed at Italian Ranch on October 3, 1886.
77
78
79
80
81 Smashed up March 1882 and the bed (deck) was replaced.
82
83
84
85
86
87
88 Smashed up and repared February 1, 1884.
89
90
91 Burned January 3, 1891, at Soda Springs.
92
93
94
95
96
97
98
99
100-109
C&TL&F/Lake Tahoe NG Cars. 22' Length. Cars equipped with wood transom "Bliss" truck. These flat cars are listed as entering service July 15, 1881.
100 Sold to Carson Lumber & Flume Co. in 1888.
101 Sold to Carson Lumber & Flume Co. in 1888.
102 Sold to Carson Lumber & Flume Co. in 1888.
103 Sold to Carson Lumber & Flume Co. May 1887.
104 Sold to Carson Lumber & Flume Co. May 1887.
105 Sold to Carson Lumber & Flume Co. May 1887.
106 Sold to Carson Lumber & Flume Co. in 1888.
107 Sold to Carson Lumber & Flume Co. in 1888.
108 Listed As Sold To Carson Lumber & Flume Co. in 1888. However a flat car 108 of same general dimensions becomes SP Flanger 108.
109 Sold to Carson Lumber & Flume Co. in 1888.
110-120
Built by V&T Shops. These flat cars used Thielson Iron Trucks from Russell Wheel & Foundary. These cars are listed as being in service April 1882. 100 narrow gauge Thielson trucks (for 50 cars) were bought during January to March, 1882 at $146 each. There is a note that the 50 flat cars cost $192 and the amount charged C&C was $200 each.
110
111 Burned August 19, 1891, at Candaleria.
112
113
114 Burned at Alvord. August 29, 1888.
115
116
117
118
119
120

Boxcars.


Flat Cars | Boxcars | Ore Cars

Car # Notes
300-329* La Mothe Patent Box Cars. Ordered c. July 1880 from Jesup, Paton & Company, New York. Cars shipped as kits, manufactured by Allison & Son.
30 pipe frame box car kits were acquired but only 26 were compled as box cars. Cost New $495 each fob New York. Cars ordered with Theilson style truck in place of La Mothe designs, photographs show cars riding on wood transom trucks ("Bliss" trucks?). The completed cars are listed as entering service as of July 15, 1881. C&C Superitnendent R. J. Laws called these 25' long cars “small box cars.” Appearently assembled by a contractor at Hawthorn Nevada. All cars out of service by 1910.
300 Wells Fargo & Co Fast Freight, with clearstory ventilator, B/U Mina 8/06.
301 Wells Fargo & Co Fast Freight, with clearstory ventilator.
302
303 B/U Mina 8/06.
304 Wked Belleville 8/14/06.
305
306 Car body at Mina, to NSRM.
307 B/U Mina 8/06.
308
309 B/U Mina 8/06
310 B/U Mina 8/06
311 Wrecked, 12-28-1892
312
313
314
315 B/U Mina 8/06
316
317
318
319
320
321 Wked Belleville 8/14/06
322
323
324
325 B/U Mina 8/06
*326 Built as flatcar No 59
*327 Built as flatcar No 60
*328 Built as flatcar No 61
*329 Built as flatcar No 62
326 - 329 Built By V&T Shops.
These cars are listed as “Hay Cars.” These cars were built in April 1882 and used Thielson Iron Trucks bought from Russell Wheel & Foundary.
326
327
328
329
330-353 Built by V&T Shops.
The cars are listed as being built in 1883. The cars used Thielson Trucks bought from Russell Wheel & Foundary. These are listed as “large box cars.”
330 Burned with a load of Hay at Queen on October 30, 1884.
331 Destroyed in wreck north of Wasbuska on April 5, 1895.
332
333
334
335
336
337
338
339
340
341
342
343
344 This car was set up as a refrigerator car. Half of body exists?
345
346 Destroyed in wreck north of Wasbuska on April 5, 1895.
347
348
349
350 Destroyed in wreck north of Wasbuska on April 5, 1895.
351
352
353
354 - 358 Built by V&T Shops.
These cars are listed as having been built as stock cars. Evidently because of the wreck north of Wasbuska the C&C converted these into regular “large box cars.”
354
355
356
357
358

Ore Cars.


Flat Cars | Boxcars | Ore Cars

Car # Notes
Ore Cars 1 - 15
Cars 1-10 Purchased from V&T, Reguaged to 3'. March 1882. Cars 11-15 in, December 1882.
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2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15

Other Cars.

Other Cars
Construction Car.
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