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Southern Pacific Railroad, Carlin Shops, Foot of Sixth Street, Carlin, Elko County, NV



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HB857899
Contextual View To West Of The Southern Pacific Railroad Carlin Shops Buildings At Carlin, Nevada

HB857900
Contextual View To West-southwest Of Southern Pacific Railroad Carlin Shops Buildings At Carlin, Nevada, Taken From The Pedestrian Bridge Visible In Photo 1

HB857901
Contextual View To South Of The Southern Pacific Railroad Carlin Shops Buildings At Carlin, Nevada

HB857902
Contextual View To East Of The Southern Pacific Railroad Carlin Shops Buildings At Carlin, Nevada

HB857903
Plat Of Carlin Shops, 1884

HB857904
Detail, Plat Of Carlin Shops, 1884

HB857905
Detail, 1885 Sanborn Fire Insurance Map, Carlin, Nevada, In Collection Of Nevada Historical Society, Reno; Credit Nevada Historical Society

HB857906
Detail, 1897 Sanborn Fire Insurance Map, Carlin, Nevada, In Collection Of Nevada Historical Society, Reno; Credit Nevada Historical Society


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Item Title


Location
Foot of Sixth Street, Carlin, NV

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER NV-26
Building/structure dates: 1868 initial construction
Significance: The Central Pacific First Transcontinental Railroad is a segment of the western half of the first transcontinental railroad, built from Sacramento, California to Promontory Summit, Utah between 1863 and 1869, where it joined the Union Pacific Railroad which had built west from Omaha. For the purpose of the current project, the first transcontinental railroad was found likely to be eligible for the National Register of Historic Places at the national level of significance under Criterion A for its significance in transportation history, in uniting the East and the West, and in the development of the West. The railroad's period of significance is 1869 to 1945, from the line's completion in 1869, through the years of its role in the settlement and development of the West, to the conclusion of the railroad's achievements in World War II. The Carlin Shops, a contributive component of the larger historic property, also appears to meet National Register Criterion A at the local level for its association with the founding and subsequent development of Carlin. The Carlin Yards and Shops were the headquarters of the railroad's Humboldt Division, and are significant for their continuity of railroad focus. From original construction in 1869 until the present, Carlin has remained an important facility, providing running repairs to locomotives, crew changes, re-icing of refrigerator cars, machine shop services, and rail yard services.

Subjects
Railroad Shops & Yards
Transportation
Railroad Industry


Related Names
Central Pacific Railroad Engineering Department
Southern Pacific Railroad Engineering Department
Andersen, Ed, Photographer


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. Contextual view to west of the Southern Pacific Railroad Carlin Shops buildings at Carlin, Nevada. Visible beneath the pedestrian bridge are the Engine Stores Building (HAER NV-26-A) [left], Oil House (HAER NV-26-B) [left center], and Roundhouse Machine Shop Extension (HAER NV-26-C) [center background]. The work train cars at right consist of the Boom Tender normally coupled to the wrecking crane and over which the crane's boom hung during travel, and a former Harriman standard-design Railway Post Office car (90mm lens).
2. Contextual view to west-southwest of Southern Pacific Railroad Carlin Shops buildings at Carlin, Nevada, taken from the pedestrian bridge visible in photo 1. The Engine Stores Building is at left center, Oil House at center, and Roundhouse Machine Shop Extension at right (90mm lens).
3. Contextual view to south of the Southern Pacific Railroad Carlin Shops buildings at Carlin, Nevada. The Oil House is at left, Engine Stores at center background, and Roundhouse Machine Shop Extension at right (90mm lens).
4. Contextual view to east of the Southern Pacific Railroad Carlin Shops buildings at Carlin, Nevada. The Roundhouse Machine Shop Extension is at left, Oil House at center background, and Engine Stores Building at right (135mm lens).
5. Plat of Carlin Shops, 1884. Copied from Central Pacific Railroad bound book of station plats entitled 'Station Plans, CPRR, Mill City to Ogden,' in collection of Nevada Historical Society, Reno; credit Nevada Historical Society. Caption reads, 'Sand House - Hose Carriage Ho. - Casting Shed - Tank 'h' - Coal Shed 'I' and Iron Rack - finished in Oct. 1882. Tank 'c' built Nov. 1883 - Old Tank opp. & near main track taken down Nov. '83. E.C. Pierce's boarding house built May 1884. 172' old 1' pipe laid to Boarding house May 1884. 142 ft. 1' gas pipe - 2 Globe Valves laid to Div. Sup'ts Office Sept 1884.' Engine Stores Building is shown as building k.
6. Detail, plat of Carlin Shops, 1884. Copied from Central Pacific Railroad bound book of station plats entitled 'Station Plans, CPRR, Mill City to Ogden,' in collection of Nevada Historical Society, Reno; credit Nevada Historical Society. Engine Stores Building is shown as building k.
7. Detail, 1885 Sanborn Fire Insurance Map, Carlin, Nevada, in collection of Nevada Historical Society, Reno; credit Nevada Historical Society. Engine Stores Building is adjacent to R.R. Repair Shop, and is shown containing Library, Cooper Shop, Office, Ware Room, and Boiler & Engine Room.
8. Detail, 1897 Sanborn Fire Insurance Map, Carlin, Nevada, in collection of Nevada Historical Society, Reno; credit Nevada Historical Society. Former Library in Engine Stores Building is now vacant Oil House is now in place, shown as corrugated iron cladding on frame.


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