I recently was going though microfilm copies of the weekly Hawthorne,
Nevada, newspaper for 1904. I found the following item in local news
column in the issue for August 12, 1904:
Engine No. 8 of the N. C. and O.
came out Thursday. It will be used
on the Tonopah railroad until that
company can repair engines.
Checking the Reno newspapers
I found this in Reno Evening Gazette for August 2, 1902:
Loaned to the Tonopah Railroad Com-
pany, Which is in Trouble
Owing to the misfortunes which
has befallen its rolling stock especially
its engines, the Tonopah railroad
company has been compelled to obtain
an engine from the N-C-O road. The
engine was loaded on a Southern Pa-
cific flat car today and will be sent to
the Tonopah road at once.
Although it has a good stretch of
track and first-class rolling stock the
new road to the bonanza gold camp
has been most unfortunate, several
of its engines and cars have been
put out of commission by derailments.
The N-C-O number 8 was
renumbered the next year or so to number 6. This was a 4-6-0.