Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad No. 5

Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad No. 5

Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad No. 5.  No. 5 was built in 1875 as a 2-6-0 “Mogul“ type by the Baldwin Locomotive Works for the Carson & Tahoe Lumber & Fluming Company.  It operated as the locomotive “Tahoe” between the company’s lumber mill at Glenbrook and a lumber carrying flume at Spooner’s Summit in Nevada.  It was sold in 1899 to the Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad in Grass Valley, California and renumbered as NCNG No.5.  The locomotive had a long and illustrious movie career including a stint starring with John Wayne and Marlene Dietrich in The Spoilers in 1942.  It was acquired by the Nevada County Historical Society in 1985 and restoration efforts began in 2019.  It will be reunited with its sister locomotive, Carson & Tahoe Lumber & Fluming Company’s “Glenbrook,” for the first time in decades.