V&T Locomotive 1st #25
1st 25 was a 4-4-0 built by Rhode Island, construction number 2173 in 1889, 18x26 cylinders, 62 inch drivers and weighed 64,000 lbs on drivers. Was originally Union Pacific # 655, purchased by V&T Nov. 1901 from F. M. Hicks (dealer), Chicago, IL. Built as a coal burner and converted to oil prior to delivery. Broke "over a dozen rails" on a test run to Virginia City and withdrawn from service. Sold early in July 1902 to Towle Brothers Lumber Company, Fulda, CA. near Emigrant Gap, Sold to American Fruit Express line at MacDoel in far northern California, where it was scrapped in 1937.
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Created Monday December 08, 2008