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Southern Pacific Locomotive No. 8

Southern Pacific Locomotive No. 8

Date of photo: 1967
Photographer: Rick Donaldson

Source: Flickr: Rick Donaldson

Tags: carsoncity, downtowncc, oldpostoffice, paullaxaltbuilding, sp8,

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Southern Pacific Locomotive No. 8 on display at the old Post Office in downtown Carson City. This narrow gauge engine worked on the Southern Pacific branch (former Carson and Colorado) in the Owens Valley, California, travelling between Laws and Keeler. After the engine was retired it was donated to the State of Nevada. It was stored in front of a house on the west side of Carson for nine years (Roy Boswell's Eagle Territory Museum at 310 Mountain St.), and then in 1964 was brought downtown for the Nevada Centennial celebration. It remained here until 1975 when it was moved to downtown Sparks. It is still there today.


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Date Uploaded: February 27, 2018

Permanent Link: http://wnhpc.com/details/flickr16281951649

Contributor: Rick Donaldson on Flickr

Source: Flickr: Rick Donaldson

Source URL: https://www.flickr.com/photos/58058190@N00/16281951649/

Source Caption: Southern Pacific narrow gauge engine No. 8, a 4-6-0, once sat outside the old Federal Building (now State Library) in downtown Carson City - as shown in this 1967 photograph. Sometime during the 1970's the old engine was moved to a city park in downtown Sparks, Nevada, where it remains today (Lillard Park). No. 8 formally ran on the SP narrow gauge line in the Owens Valley, between Keeler and Laws, CA until about 1955. Scanned from a Kodak Instamatic negative.

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