American Industrial Mining Co.
Preserving Our Mining and Industrial Heritage
Non-profit preservation, restorations and education

 
 
The EIMCO Corporation
Air Tram Locomotives
Salt Lake City, Utah
 
Information gathered from AMICo's research
and
 Nick Kelly from the United Kingdom and Ross Mainwaring from Australia
 
 

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Challis, Idaho

This group of mining equipment was spotted on the side of the road by
our western board member Mike Oestreich in August of 2015 near Challis, Idaho.
This was the larger 401 model that had a 40" receiver tank.
 
Photo taken by our Australian friend and Industrial  Railway Preservationist Ross Mainwaring September of 2015
 
This mining equipment will be utilized for a Challis, Idaho mining display in the near future.
 
Photo taken by our Australian friend and Industrial  Railway Preservationist Ross Mainwaring September of 2015
 
This mining equipment will be utilized for a Challis, Idaho mining display in the near future.
 
Photo taken by our Australian friend and Industrial  Railway Preservationist Ross Mainwaring September of 2015
 
A unique diesel conversion of an Eimco air trammer at the same location. Note the front axle has been relocated from the previous air trammer axle location. This was more then likely a conversion done at the mine site or a local fabrication shop.
 
Photo taken by our Australian friend and Industrial  Railway Preservationist Ross Mainwaring September of 2015
 

IDARADO MINE
Ouray, Co

The Idarado Mine is tucked away in the Valley between Silverton and Ouray Colorado. The mine is still active as of June 2015 when the AIMCo team was in the area. Unfortunately we happened to be here on a Saturday and it was not operating.

In active mining service at the Idarado Mine an usual Eimco Diesel unit working the supply trains.
 
Photo taken by AMICo member 6/7/15

A view of the Eimco Diesel unit coupled up to the flat.
 
Photo taken by AMICo member 6/7/15

Wallace, Idaho
Silver Valley

The American Industrial Mining team had the privilege to visit the world famous Silver Valley in Northern, Idaho in April of 2015.
 
What a great experience and the people in the valley were absolutely best group of silver miners we have met. We encourage everyone to visit this area.

This display can been seen near Wallace, Idaho at the Evolution of Mining outdoor exhibit.
 
Photo taken by AMICo member 4/1/15
The model 401 Eimco compressed air locomotive is coupled up with a former Bunker Hill Mine mantrip that operated by nearby Kellogg, Idaho.
 
Photo taken by AMICo member 4/1/15
The builder's tags were welded to the receiver tanks. Unfortunately we were unable to read the construction number and year this unit was built.
 
Photo taken by AMICo member 4/1/15
 
The simplicity of these compressed air locomotives can clearly be seen in the operator's cab.
 
Photo taken by AMICo member 4/1/15
This model 401 Eimco Air Trammer Locomotive is located in the United Kingdom and currently as of 2015 owned by Nick Kelly.
 
C/N 410-216/ 1968