Lima Locomotive Works, Inc.

Photo Credit:
by Thomas Lawson Jr. (c1983)
Shop Number 2977 - Built for: Oklahoma Portland Cement Co.
Built:
5-25-1918
Class:
B
50-2
Trucks:
2
Cylinders:
[#-Dia. x Stroke]
3 - 11 x 12
Gear Ratio:
2.211
Wheel Dia.:
32"
Gauge:
std.
Boiler:
[Style - Dia.]

E.W.T. - 44.25"
Fuel Type:
Coal
Fuel Capacity:
3.25 Tons
Water Capacity:
1750 Gallons
Empty Weight:
As built
81,600
Owners:
Oklahoma Portland Cement Co. #2, Lawrence (Ada), OK
(2-1920) Virgin Pine Lumber Co. #15, Piave, MS
(c7-1926) C & R Lumber Co. #15, Blodgett, MS
(by 4-16-1931) Goodyear Yellow Pine Co. #15, Picayune, MS
(8-14-1944) Crosby Lumber & Manufacturing Co. #15, Crosby, MS
Pascagoula Veneer Co. #1, Crosby, MS; not used
(7-1966) C. W. Witbeck, (railfan), Hammond, LA
(11-13-1970) Thomas Lawson Jr. (railfan), Dixie Midland RY #8, Birmingham, AL
(1983) Eureka Springs & North Arkansas RY #8, Eureka Springs, AR
(4-18-1989) Livingston Lansing (railfan) #8, Boonville, NY
(5-1989) Under restoration at Rome Locomotive Works in Rome, N.Y.
(6-1991) Moved to Lowville, NY
(1992) Operational, operating on Lowville & Beaver River RR out Lowville, NY
(12-1993) Railway Historical Society of Northern New York #8, Lowville, NY
(6 to 9-1995) Operated at Steamtown National Historic Site grand opening celebration, Scranton, PA
(9-1995) Railway Historical Society of Northern New York #8 "Livingston Lansing", Croghan, NY
(6-2-2002) Display, out of service
Disposition: Display, Needs Restoration
Additional Notes: Shipped to: Lawrence, OK
Shay operated on Lowville & Beaver River RR but never owned by Railroad.
(6-2-2002) The FRA has barred it [2977] from further operation until a major rebuild of the boiler has been completed. Upon further inspection other major mechanical conditions were discovered that need to be addressed. Two cracks have developed on the crank drive housing that will need to be repaired, the boiler needs re-tubing, and the airbrake system needs updating. No date has been set for the repairs and the future of the Shay is unknown at this time. It is currently parked in the engine house and will be used as a static display. Richard Mooney, www.newyorktrains.com
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