North Fork & Western Railroad, Inc.
Lima Shays SN-918 & SN-949


Sn-918 purchased in May 2013 (moved Oct-2014).
Will Harris, North Fork Lumber Co., North Fork & Western RR Inc. #2, Goshen VA

Sn-949 purchased 1996
Will Harris, North Fork Lumber Co., North Fork & Western RR Inc. #1, Goshen VA


sn-949 Recovery photos by Will Harris, 1996
Following photos by Rick Henderson, Aug 2000
Click photos for larger view


sn-949 August 2000 awaiting restoration work


Diesel Power Conversion:
sn-949 was converted to a diesel drive about 1945 with the engine and transmission mounted in the cab area. The diesel engine was removed in th 1960's and became a display for the "Old Shay Inn" restaurant.
Current ideal plans are to replace the missing pistons and operate under steam. Another option is to install another diesel engine in the boiler area. It will also be converted to standard gauge.
 
sn-918 and 949 may be seen by contacting Will Harris, North Fork Lumber Co., Rt 39, Goshen VA
call 540-997-5602