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The mystery behind the fate of Nevada County Narrow Gauge #9

June 08, 2016 02:47PM
I've been hearing quite a lot about a certain engine lately I'm sure whose fate has plagued the minds of N-C-O/SPNG railcars for quite sometime now. This engine was first built by Baldwin for the Nevada-California-Oregon Railway as their No. 14, for the narrow-gauge portion of track between Mound House, Nevada and Keeler, California, which was later taken over by Southern Pacific in 1927 and No. 14 was renumbered 1. Then later on, it was sold to the Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad where it became their No. 9 and was given a smaller tender for it to fit on that railroad's turntables. Then when World War II broke out, No. 9 was acquired by the U.S. Navy to work on their railroads around Pearl Harbor. She was converted to an 0-8-0 and was operated as a shunter locomotive numbered L-17, occasionally being leased to the Oahu Railway and Land Co. After 1944, she was reported to have been sold to Africa and nothing was ever heard from her again ever since...

I am curious to know if this was what really happened to her, and if anyone might know what eventually became of her if she was scrapped, or could still be lying around somewhere in the elephant country?

Nic
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