Mancha "Little Trammer" Battery Locomotive

Mancha "Little Trammer" Battery Locomotive (HMZOQ)

Location: San Jose, CA 95120 Santa Clara County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 10.392', W 121° 49.584'

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The Mancha "Little Tramper" is one of the smallest mining locomotives manufactured by the Mancha Storage Battery Locomotive Company. It is powered by batteries, allowing it to be used deep within the mines without emitting toxic fumes. Although small for a locomotive, it was capable of pulling several 1.5 ton fully-loaded ore cars (up to about 10 tones total).

The Mancha has a removable battery box that allows an exhausted battery pack to slide off and a freshly-charged battery to slide on. This allows the Mancha to continue operation for as long as freshly-charged batteries are available, much like many of today's cordless tools.

This particular locomotive was used the Guadalupe mine from the 1940s until the mine closed in the 1970s. The Guadalupe Rubbish Company donated the Mancha to NAQCPA in 1987.
Manufacturer: Mancha Storage Battery Locomotive Co., St. Louis, Mo.
Model: Little Trammer Type B
Gauge: Adjustable, 18 to 24 in.
Weight: 1.5 tons
Power Supply: Two #725 batteries, 20V ea. in series, 13 kw max.
Traction Motor: 5.5 bhp
Top Speed: 6 MPH light, 3 MPH loaded
Series This marker is part of the Daughters of the American Revolution series
Placed ByNew Almaden Quicksilver County Park Association/The California State Society Daughters of the American Revolution
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Date Added Sunday, October 12th, 2014 at 9:48am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 604186 N 4114731
Decimal Degrees37.17320000, -121.82640000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 10.392', W 121° 49.584'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 10' 23.52" N, 121° 49' 35.04" W
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Area Code(s)408
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 115 Deep Gulch Trail, San Jose CA 95120, US
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