Amador County Points of Interest

Iron Ivan Steam Locomotive
10 October 2006
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Iron Ivan Steam Locomotive
North Church Street
Manufactured 1901

A marker near the steam locomotive reads:

Iron Ivan

Old No. 7 was the last steam locomotive to operate over the Amador Central Railroad between Ione and Martell. The twelve mile long railroad lies entirely within Amador County and is one of the shortest railroads in this country.

Iron Ivan is a fine example of one of the early steam locomotives produced by the Baldwin Locomotive Works. This engine was manufactured in January 1901 and was brought to the Amador Central Railroad from the McCloud River Railroad in 1937.

The last trip was made by this engine between Ione and Martell in 1956.

This plaque dedicated by
The James W. Marshall Chapter No. 49
E Clampus Vitus
May 1, 1965

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