V&T Locomotive #2: "Ormsby"

Tags: vt2 , vtrailroad

Date of photo: 1870s

Photographer: Unknown

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One of the few photographic records of V&T Locomotive #2, the Ormsby. This was one of the first engines to arrive on the railroad in 1869, but by 1875 it had been replaced by more powerful locomotives and sent to work on a logging railroad at Lake Tahoe. This photo was taken when the engine was working for the M. C. Gardner Lumber Company on Tahoe's south shore. The tender still reads "V. & T. R. R.", but the nameplate says "Mountaineer", the name given by Gardner. By 1882 the engine was back in Carson City, where it was scrapped.

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Date Uploaded: April 21, 2009

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Contributor: John Wood on Facebook

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