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Date: 09/03/19 21:55
There's Big Boy, and then there's....
Author: jbwest

...this little gal. Ann Marie is a little Porter 0-4-0T, originally 30" gauge, built for Cortez Mining (near Battle Mountain, Nevada). After the mine closed before World War One the little engine ended up as an exhibit at a Las Vegas casino. The engine is now privatly owned, restored, and rebuilt to 36". The name was added by the current owners. Here it is operating for the Society for the Preservation of Carter Railroad Resources (SPCRR) at Ardenwood Farms Park in Fremont, CA.

JBWX

 






Date: 09/03/19 22:25
Re: There's Big Boy, and then there's....
Author: TS735

Absolutely wonderful! What a great little locomotive to have restored.

Ryan Barber
Stockton, CA



Date: 09/04/19 01:27
Re: There's Big Boy, and then there's....
Author: CaliforniaSteam

That is a cool little locomotive! Thanks for posting.

CS



Date: 09/04/19 06:06
Re: There's Big Boy, and then there's....
Author: Bob3985

Hmmm, wonder if I would fit in that cab?

Bob Krieger
Cheyenne, WY



Date: 09/04/19 07:32
Re: There's Big Boy, and then there's....
Author: MP4093

The cab is the biggest piece on this loco.



Date: 09/04/19 07:38
Re: There's Big Boy, and then there's....
Author: BAB

Yes my friend Mark is one of the people who operate it and keep it running.



Date: 09/04/19 08:58
Re: There's Big Boy, and then there's....
Author: wcamp1472

So, let’s see...

Kerosesne headlight.
Steam-jamb brakes...no ‘train brakes’.
Manual sander.
Link & pin couplers.
Oil cups (only) for valve & piston lubrication.

Right-out of the 1880s...

W.




 



Date: 09/04/19 09:15
Re: There's Big Boy, and then there's....
Author: Bucyrus-Erie

Very cool!

Would like to see inside the cab.

Jim Lee
Lake Hopatcong, NJ



Date: 09/04/19 10:58
Some more of the cab
Author: jbwest

This is the best I was able to do to show more of the cab.  Not surprisingly the wash tub was for the coal supply.  Hey, it's a four man cab!

JBWX




Date: 09/04/19 12:29
Re: Some more of the cab
Author: Bucyrus-Erie

jbwest Wrote:
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> This is the best I was able to do to show more of
> the cab.  Not surprisingly the wash tub was for
> the coal supply.  Hey, it's a four man cab!
>
> JBWX

lol. Thanks, man .... that thing is SO cool.

Jim Lee
Lake Hopatcong, NJ



Date: 09/04/19 16:15
Re: Some more of the cab
Author: nycman

She's a cutie, John.  Then all steam is good, no?



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