Lima Locomotive Works, Inc.
Photo Credit:
Left: by Yoshiaki Yamauchi (2000)
Right: by Leroy D. Demery (7-20-1980)
Shop Number 2947 - Built for: Alishan Forest Railway
Built:
11-15-1917
Class:
B
28-2
Trucks:
2
Cylinders:
[#-Dia. x Stroke]
3 - 8 x 10
Gear Ratio:
2.563
Wheel Dia.:
27.5"
Gauge:
30"
Boiler:
[Style - Dia.]

E.W.T. - 35.375"
Fuel Type:
Wood / Coal
Fuel Capacity:
1.25 Cords / 1.5 Tons
Water Capacity:
850 Gallons
Empty Weight:
As built
56,000
Owners:
Samuel, Samuel & Co., Ltd. (D), Taipei, Formosa (Japan); For:
Alishan Forest Railway #32, Kirun, Formosa, (Japan)
(1945) Alishan Forest Railway #32, Keelung (Chilung), Taiwan
Disposition: Displayed @ Chiayi, Taiwan
Additional Notes: 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 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, by swapping the front and rear truck line shafts. The reason has not been exactly determined. Some suggestions considered were gear wear or improved traction, which have been ruled out. The 18-tons were not converted..

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