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.
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"
Fuel Type:
Oil
Fuel Capacity:
1200 Gals.
Water Capacity:
3500 Gallons
Empty Weight:
As built
167,200
Owners:
Fruit Growers Supply Co. #5, Hilts, CA
(6-1939) Standard Logging Co. #5 (?#80), Cochran, OR
(9-5-1945) Long-Bell Lumber Co., Cochran, OR
(5-1947) Pickering Lumber Corporation #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 Railway 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 Railway in 1982. It was trucked to the Castro Point Railway 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 Railway" #7... Brian T. Wise
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