Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Hoisting engine for Summit tunnel

From: "Ken Miller"

Do you know what ever happened to the old steam locomotive that was used as a hoisting engine for the mid-way vertical shaft on CPRR's Summit tunnel (tunnel no. 6)?? It was originally known as the "Sacramento" and belonged to the Sacramento Valley Railroad before CPRR bought it.

—Ken Miller


Blogger CPRR Discussion Group said...


It was reassembled and served many more years as a locomotive.


12/23/2009 5:12 PM  
Blogger CPRR Discussion Group said...

From: "Wendell Huffman"

It was taken back to Folsom by March 1869, rebuilt, and back in service on SVRR as of April 1869. Soon (perhaps August 1869) it was renumbered CPRR 166. It was reported reboilered and given link motion (rather than hook motion) in March 1870. It disappeared from the CPRR roster sometime between 1878 and 1886.


12/23/2009 5:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The bolts that were used to fasten the locomotive to the granite above Tunnel 6 are still in place. Chris Graves

12/24/2009 9:57 PM  
Blogger CPRR Discussion Group said...

From: "Bill Anderson"

No, but we have a section of the rail that covered the shaft you speak of until the concrete cap was placed.

Bill Anderson

1/01/2010 8:38 PM  

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