Surviving stock cars, tank cars, gondolas, flat cars, MOW

C & C 1880-1905, N & C 1905-1912, SP 1912-1960…EXISTING CARS

This roster is somewhat of an evolution. Any known, documented cars are listed. There could be others and if anyone has information or photos please submit them.

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Stock Cars

157/155stockcarTo Ward Kimball’s Grizzly Flats RR in 1960, Donated to Orange Empire Railroad Museum in 1992.
159stockcarOriginally SPC #835, to N&C as flat car #122, rebuilt as stock car. To W. Harrah 1960, to NSRRM in 1986. Rebuilt as flatcar for use with Glenbrook.
160stockcarBuilt as a flat car, converted to a stock car in 1915. Body to Pete Olivas of Lone Pine in 1960, at Olivas residence near boxcars #49 and #83.
162stockcarOriginally C&C flat car #72 built by V&T in 1882, car to W. Harrah in 1960, to NSRRM in 1986
163stockcarOriginally a C&C flat car, to Travel Town in 1960.
166stockcarOriginally a C&C flat car, to Laws RR museum in 1960.
167stockcarBody was at Browns, CA possibly dismantled 
171/61stockcarFormer NCO car, to YM&SP RR, has been dismantled 
173/65stockcarFormer NCO car, to Tropicana Gold Mine Museum, sold to John Le Prince in 1990’s for OERM. To be restored as NCO car
176/544stockcarFormer NCO car, body to Lone Pine gas. Sold to private party and moved north of Keeler off hwy 136.
177stockcarwas sold to E.C. Butler 1960, unknown if still exists.
182/552stockcarBody to Llyod Ayers, Lone Pine 1960, unknown if still exists.
184/549stockcarBody sold in 1960, located near std gauge Lone Pine depot. This was likely the longest freight car on the line at 38+ ft.
5771stockcarNon SP car.
D&RGW stock car 5771 obtained from Babcock family, had been converted to passenger use by Knotts Berry Farm. On display at Eastern Sierra Museum. Sold to Nevada County Narrow Gauge for use as frame for tank car.

Gondolas, Flatcars

203gondolaTo Midwest Central RR as passenger car
204gondolaTo Midwest Central RR as passenger car 
216/144gondolaTo Tropicana Gold mine in Rosemond, CA, to OERM 1992.
222gondolaTo Midwest Central RR as passenger car 
223/476gondolaTo Ward Kimball in 1960, to OERM in 1990
225/479gondola To W. Harrah in 1960, to Gary Norton at auction in 1986, converted to passenger car in 2000’s at Silverwood park in Athol, ID. Currently in passenger car configuration with much of gondola specific hardware to CCR in 2019.
233gondolaWas at Universal studios, to Nevada County Narrow Gauge museum. Grant obtained to restore car in 2019. 
258/477gondolaGondola to Travel Town in 1960, used on operating RR in early 1960’s, on display until 1980’s when dismantled due to condition, hardware only in 2006.
321gondola To Roaring Camp. Converted to passenger car 1960 
333gondolaOn the roster in 1960. One of the cars sold to Roaring camp and Big Trees for conversion to passenger service.
339gondolaA-frame gondola to Laws in 1960, only original complete A-frame gondola in existence
gondolaOne side and some hardware of seven door A-frame located along right of way north of Kearsarge. Likely left during scrapping operations.
209flatcarBuilt in Bakersfield in 1948 with a steel frame to replace the original wood 209. Car sold to Midwest Central RR in Iowa, rebuilt into caboose at MWC.


250flatcarFlat car to Dale Gentry for private RR, to Roaring Camp and Big Trees RR, to Sumpter Valley RR. Currently only hardware exists. May be rebuilt in the future. 
251flatcarFlat car to Dale Gentry for private RR, to RC&BT, to Sumpter Valley RR. Scheduled for restoration. 
255/472flatcarFlat car to Universal Studios, to NCNGRR in 1990’s. Restored to flatcar.
259/481flatcarBuilt in Ogden in 1917. Flat car to W. Harrah in 1960, to Gary Norton at auction in 1986, at Silverwood amusement park, Athol, ID. Still at Silverwood in 2020 in flatcar configuration.
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Tanks Cars, MOW

Built by C & C as a flatcar in 1905. Scrapped in 1960, may still exist on ranch in Cartago.
To R&LHS in 1960, at CSRRM restored as #145.
????tankcarPart of tank in ground at former Keeler engine terminal, shows up as early as late 1940’s in pictures. “water car” still visible on side, partial number also visible, could have been an old tank that was replaced. Owned by Jim Macey
crew car
At Mina in 1936, later became #401, currently at Laws. 
V&T built car. Numbered #354, used in work train service. Finished career as a standard boxcar. To W. Harrah in 1960, to Gary Norton at auction in 1960, at Athol, ID. Donated to CCR in 2019, moved to Independence, CA in October 2019 for restoration.
See page about this car.
SpeederTo Roaring Camp
SpeederTo Portland Zoo as 30″ gauge
SpeederFound in scrap yard in 2019. At Atascadero, CA under restoration by Mark Van Klavern
Speeder car work trailer from Keeler, to Dale Gentry for private RR in 1960, to Babcock family in late 1970’s, at Fallbrook, CA.
Speeder car work trailer from Laws, to Laws in 1960

*Cars #203,204,209,222 to Midwest Central RR in Iowa 1960, for use as excursion cars. Although all were converted to passenger cars in the 1960’s, they all retain their original framing and lettering under the passenger bodies.
**Cars # 321,333 and four others to RC&BT RR for use as excursion cars in 1960. None are known to exist in original form.

***Many thanks to Wendell Huffman of the Nevada State Railroad Museum for all the photos and information he’s sent me.

**** Many of the pictures of cars which no longer exist were clipped from photos in Joe Dale Morris’ book “Slim Princess in the Sunset; 1940-1960”