Lima Locomotive Works, Inc.

Photo Credit:
Left: by Vincent Anton (3-17-2004) - Right: by Tom Moungovan
Shop Number 3286 - Built for: Fruit Growers Supply Co.
{2,701st Lima Built Shay}
Built:
3-27-1925
Class:
C
80-3
Trucks:
3
Cylinders:
[#-Dia. x Stroke]
3 - 13.5 x 15
Gear Ratio:
2.05
Wheel Dia.:
36"
Gauge:
std.
Boiler:
[Style - Dia.]

E.W.T. - 50"
Boiler Pressure:
In Lbs. (PSI)
200
Tractive Effort:
35,026 Lbs.
Factor of
Adhesion:

5.66
Maximum
Safe Speed:

20.9
Fuel Type:
Oil
Fuel Capacity:
1,200 Gals.
Water Capacity:
3,500 Gallons
Empty Weight:
As built
167,200
Owners:
Fruit Growers Supply Co. #5, Hilts, CA
(6-1939) Standard Log. Co. #5 (?#80), Cochran, OR
(9-5-1945) Long-Bell Lbr. Co., Cochran, OR
(5-1947) Pickering Lbr. Corp. #7 (2nd), Standard, CA
The Pacific Locomotive Association, Sunol, CA
(1968) West Side & Cherry Valley RR (tourist) , Tuolumne, CA
(1982) Dr. Al Nickel (railfan), Jamestown, CA
Disposition: The #7 is currently "on display" outside the old Sierra RY machine shop, Railtown, Jamestown, CA.
Additional Notes:
Pickering #7, s/n 3286: is privately owned by Dr. Al Nickel. He purchased the locomotive from the Westside & Cherry Valley RY in 1982. It was trucked to the Castro Point RY and a substantial amount of work was done to the locomotive to return it to service, but it never ran there. In 1997, the #7 and several pieces of Pickering rolling stock also owned by the Dr. Nichel were trucked to Railtown at Jamestown, CA. This is kind of fitting, actually, as the Pickering sent its locomotives to Jamestown many a time. The history of the locomotive should also note its return to steam in 1971 as "Sugar Pine RY" #7... Brian T. Wise
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