Left: by unknown
Right: by Thomas Anime (1-24-2012)
|Shop Number 2788||-||Built for: Alishan Forest Railway|
3 - 8 x 10
[Style - Dia.]
Rockhill & Victor (D), New York City, NY (exporter)
Samuels, Samuels & Co., Ltd. (D), Taipei, Formosa (Japan); For:
Alishan Forest Railway #26, Kirun, Formosa, (Japan)
(1945) Alishan Forest Railway #26, Keelung (Chilung), Taiwan
Operational @ Pei-men yard, Chiayi, Taiwan
*The only Alishan Shay in operating condition.
Shipped to: Kirun (now Keelung), Formosa ( now Taiwan).
Note: Keelung is or has also been known as: Chilung, Chi-lung, Ke-lâng, Kilung, and Kirun.
There is only one original LIMA mark left on any of the Alishan RY Shays and it has no number. All of their Shays have been re-built, changing much of the original Lima product. Most were renumbered for various reasons without regard to Lima Shop Numbers over the years.
All of the 28-ton Alishan Shays were converted by the Alishan shops prior to 1921 to have the driveline pinion gears moved from the front side of the right wheel as Lima built it to rear side of the right wheel. The reason for this change is not known. Alishan 28-ton Shays were the only Shays to make this conversion.
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