Lima Locomotive & Machine Co.

Photo Credit:
Left: by Jim Thurston - Right: by Don Niday (1999)
Shop Number 2147 - Built for: Tellico River Lumber Co.
Built:
4-14-1909
Class:
C
70-3
Trucks:
3
Cylinders:
[#-Dia. x Stroke]
3 - 12 x 15
Gear Ratio:
2.25
Wheel Dia.:
36"
Gauge:
std.
Boiler:
[Style - Dia.]

E.W.T. - 46.375"
Fuel Type:
Coal
Fuel Capacity:
5 Tons
Water Capacity:
3000 Gallons
Empty Weight:
As built
121,200
Owners:
Davis Supply Co. (D), Pittsburg, PA
Tellico River Lumber Co. #2147, Tellico Plains, TN
Babcock Lumber and Land Co. #2147, Alcoa (Maryville), TN
(1927) Bond-Woolf Lumber Co. #2147, Alcoa, TN
(1932) Little River Lumber Co., Little River RR #2147, Townsend, TN
(1939) For sale
(7-31-1940) John J. Craig Co. #2147, Friendsville, TN
(7-1960) Conasauga River Lumber Co. #2147, Conasauga, TN, not used
(1965) Graham County RR #2147, Robbinsville, NC, for display at:
Bear Creek Scenic RR #214 "OLE SIDEWINDER", Robbinsville, NC
(11-20-1982) Little River Railroad and Lumber Co., Inc. #2147 "DOROTHY" Townsend, TN (museum)
Disposition: SLc Survivor List
now displayed as Little River Lumber Co., Little River Railroad Museum at Townsend, TN
Additional Notes: (7-26-1924) 2147 was badly wrecked
The designation "Dorothy", was a latter day addition by Little River Railroad Museum honoring Dorothy Fisher, whose generous contributions made possible the establishment of the museum in 1982, when 2147 was moved from Robbinsville, NC Thanksgiving weekend, 1982. Her father, John Fisher, ran the tannery in Walland, and was instrumental in bringing the founders of the Little River Railroad to the Smokies. Jim Thurston

The original front number plate is safe in a private collection since c1961.