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Old Dinah

In 1894, with an eye for decreasing the cost of hauling ore, a huge steam tractor called "Old Dinah" was used for about a year. In the end it was back to mule power. The tractor is now on display at the Furnace Creek Ranch in Death Valley.
Daggett, Ca.

Detail view of steam tractor "Old Dinah," looking northwest. This steam tractor was used to replace the horse wagon trains that carried supplies and crude oil the 26 miles from Beatty,Nevada to Keane Wonder. The tractor only made one run in 1909 before the boiler exploded enroute, and it was abandoned there on the trail today it stands on display at the Furnace Creek Ranch in Death Valley National Park, as seen in the photograph.

photos from survey haer ca-291


Dinah, Daggett, Ca. - 1896


Middle-aged Dinah, Daylight Pass - 1931


Middle-aged Dinah, Daylight Pass - 1931


Old Dinah, Furnace Creek, Ca. - Circ. 2005




Furnace Creek History



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