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DVRR #2 was the second of two engines of the Death Valley Narrow-Gauge Railroad which transported borax ore from the mines at Ryan to the processing plant at Death Valley Junction between 1916 and 1927, The sixty ton oil-burning locomotive was sent to the potash mines near Carlsbad, New Mexico in 1931 where it hauled ore from the mine to the refinery for the next 25 years. U.S. Potash returned the historic engine to Death Valley in 1956 for display at the Borax Museum. On display at the Borax Museum in Death Valley National Park is a fairly well preserved small wheeled Consolidation that had been used to haul ore. Since Death Valley gets only about 2 inches of rain a year (and most of that in maybe one thunderstorm), iron and steel artifacts do not rust away very fast out here. Summertime humidity can get down to 0.5%

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1914 Death Valley Railroad DDVR 1 / 2
1931 United States Potash Railroad DDVR 1 / 2
1956 Borax Museum DDVR 1 / 2

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