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Nevada State Locomotive

Nevada Northern Railway Engine No. 40

Nevada State Locomotive: evada Northern Railway Engine No. 40

Adopted in 2009.

The steam locomotive of the Nevada Northern Railway known as Engine No. 40 was built in 1910. Engine No. 40 is currently on display at the East Ely Depot Museum in Ely. Locomotive 40 is the Official Locomotive of the State of Nevada as recognized by NRS 235.135. Locomotive 40 turns 104 years old in 2014 and is still operating.

Nevada State Locomotive:
Nevada Northern Railway Engine No. 40

Nevada State Locomotive: evada Northern Railway Engine No. 40

Purchased new by the Nevada Northern Railway in 1910 from the Baldwin Locomotive Works, locomotive 40 has been a fixture of the railroad ever since. Locomotive 40 is a 4-6-0 locomotive. What this means is that there are four wheels in a pilot truck followed by six driving wheels. The zero indicates that there are no trailing wheels. This wheel arrangement was very popular around the turn of the last century for both freight and passenger locomotives. Locomotive 40 is the Official Locomotive of the State of Nevada as recognized by NRS 235.135. Locomotive 40 turns 104 years old in 2014 and is still operating.

Nevada Assembly Bill No. 180 - Assemblymen Goicoechea, Carpenter; and Grady

Joint Sponsors: Senators Amodei, McGinness and Rhoads

CHAPTER 43

AN ACT relating to state emblems; designating Engine No. 40 of the Nevada Northern Railway as an official state locomotive; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

[Approved: May 6, 2009]

Legislative Counsel's Digest:

Existing law designates various emblems of the State of Nevada, including a state tartan, a state artifact and a state fossil. This bill designates Engine No. 40 of the Nevada Northern Railway as an official state locomotive of the State of Nevada.

Whereas, The Nevada Northern Railway East Ely yard complex in Ely, Nevada is designated a National Historic Landmark by the United States Secretary of the Interior; and

Whereas, Engine No. 40, a ten-wheeler built by Baldwin Locomotive Works in July of 1910, which operated daily between Ely and Cobre until the last regularly scheduled passenger run in July of 1941, is one of the most historically significant steam locomotives still in existence; and

Whereas, The Nevada Northern Railway and Engine No. 40 were integral in the development of the State of Nevada and are part of the history of the State of Nevada; now, therefore,

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, REPRESENTED IN

SENATE AND ASSEMBLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

Section 1. Chapter 235 of NRS is hereby amended by adding thereto a new section to read as follows:

The steam locomotive of the Nevada Northern Railway known as Engine No. 40, built in 1910, is hereby designated as an official state locomotive of the State of Nevada.

Sec. 2. This act becomes effective on July 1, 2009.

Nevada Law

The law designating the steam locomotive of the Nevada Northern Railway known as Engine No. 40, built in 1910 as the official Nevada state locomotives is found in the Nevada Revised Statutes, Title 19, Chapter 235, Section 235.135.

TITLE 19- MISCELLANEOUS MATTERS RELATED TO GOVERNMENT AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS
CHAPTER 235 - STATE EMBLEMS; GIFTS AND ENDOWMENTS
MISCELLANEOUS STATE EMBLEMS

NRS 235.135 State locomotives. The steam locomotive of the Nevada Northern Railway known as Engine No. 40, built in 1910, is hereby designated as an official state locomotive of the State of Nevada.

(Added to NRS by 2009, 98)

 

 

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