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Photograph of Engine #8 of the Tonopah and Tidewater Railroad in Beatty (Nev.), circa 1934


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1934 to 1936


There was an inscription on the image. "This photo was taken in Beatty, Nevada in the mid-1930s. Engine #8 of the Tonopah and Tidewater Railroad can be seen idling in the railroad yards. The Tonopah and Tidewater was one of the three railroads serving Beatty during the Rhyolite mining boom of 1906-07. It was built in 1907 and ran until 1940. The tracks were removed in 1943. The other two lines were the Las Vegas and Tonopah Railroad (1906-1918) and the Bullfrog Goldfield Railroad (1906-1928). The Tonopah and Tidewater ran from Ludlow, CA to Goldfield, NV, although its rails only reached Beatty. The railroad used both L. V. and T.R.R. and B. G. R.R. track between Beatty and Goldfield. Engine #8 was a 2-8-0 Baldwin built for the T. & T. in 1907. The engine was sold to Kaiser Steel Company in 1944 when the T. & T. was abandoned. Kaiser rebuilt it and used it as a switcher until it was scrapped, probably in the 1950s."

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pho020546. Central Nevada Historical Society Photograph Collection. PH-00082. Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.


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