Re: [NVnarrowgauge] Bodie Railway & Lumber "Tybo"
- Not yet, I most likely will after the weekend. Not sure if I'll try
their email address or make use of the good old post office.
What I will say is that the archives of the Inyo Development held at ...
provide information that clarifies and provides extra information to
what the author wrote. I want to augment the information presented.
Michael Lee wrote:
>Brian, Have you written to NG &SL to let them know
>about their error??
>--- Brian Norden <bnorden49@...> wrote:
>>In the newest issue of Narrow Gauge & Short Line
>>Gazette there is an
>>article on the Bodie Railway & Lumber Company. This
>>is evidently the
>>first part of a series on the railroad and it covers
>>the three 2-6-0s
>>that the line operated.
>>The author writes:
>> "Sometime between 1899 and 1906 (or perhaps
>>1908). TYBO was sold to
>>the Inyo development Co. at Keeler, California.
>>Again she was
>>reconditioned by the V&T shop crew. The locomotive
>>then ran down the
>>C&C to Keeler, where she served the Inyo Co. until
>>about 1926, when she
>>was apparently scrapped."
>>This is not totally correct. I have read through
>>the records of the
>>Inyo Development Co that in the Special Collections
>>of the UNR Library.
>>The Inyo Development Co purchased the locomotive for
>>$750 in 1899.
>>Apparently it was hauled to Hawthorne by way of
>>Sweetwater. There is a
>>$2.50 payment for a "Spl. Messenger Bodie to
>>Sweetwater Oct 10th Engine
>>Tybo." Then it took between 1-1/2 to 2 days to
>>unload the engine; the
>>labors were W. Box and C.A. Box (one of these was a
>>Hawthrone area local
>>amateur photographer) and Fred Belzar. From there
>>it apparently moved
>>directly to Keeler. On 10/30 the Inyo Development
>>paid freight on a
>>Smoke stack from Keeler to Carson for $3.05 and then
>>on 10/31 paid
>>$49.20 for the repair of the smokestack for the
>>It was then in 1902 that the engine made a trip to
>>the V&T shop for
>>repair work. In March of 1902 the Baldwin
>>Locomotive Works wrote to
>>Yerington quoting on replacement cylinders for the
>>engine. These BLW
>>could ship "promptly" as rough castings; however, it
>>BLW as to do the
>>machine work shipment could be made in about three
>>correspondence from Yerington to the manager in
>>Keeler indicates that
>>the repair work was going on during September of
>>1902 and took much
>>longer than planned. The engine finally was to
>>morning" after September 28th.
>>The photo of the engine at Dayton was taken on this
>>provides the names of the engineer and fireman being
>>sent from Carson to
>>Keeler along with the engine. Sometime after that
>>were some problems
>>for Yerington wrote, " [Tybo] has had an awful time
>>from foaming, bad fuel, heating of rods, guides
>>etc., probably from
>>being pulled in a train from Junction to Bishop."
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