The Nimrod - The private railway coach
car on the western adventure THE WILD, WILD WEST/CBS/1965-70.
The Nimrod was the mobile headquarters of federal secret service
agents Artemus Gordon (Ross Martin), master of disguise and James T.
West (Robert Conrad), expert pugilist. Both traveled the western
frontier of the 1870s via rail on undercover assignments from
President Ulysses S. Grant (James Gregory/Roy Engle).
The Nimrod's interior included a kitchen, laboratory, arsenal, an
opulent parlor/sitting area with pool table and fireplace that
doubled as a secret exit/entry way.
A special railroad car housed Agent James T. West's horses (Duke and
Cacao) and cages for Artie's homing pigeons Henrietta, Anabella and
The Nimrod was pulled by a smoke-belching steam locomotive (1860
2-4-0 Steam engine No.3). Its engineer was named Orrin Cobb.
Firearms hidden behind map inside
TRIVIA NOTE: According to the Bible
(Genesis:9-12) "Nimrod" was a "mighty hunter of men before the
Lord." Nimrod was also the pen name C.J. Apperly (1779-1843), the
prodigious sportswriter. See also
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