Lima Machine Works

Suspected remains near Nairn, Ontario, Canada 1952
Photo Credit:
Brian Westhouse collection (1952)
Shop Number 121 - Built for: J. E. Potts Salt & Lbr. Co.
{92nd Lima Built Shay}
Built:
9-8-1884
Class:
A
11-2
Trucks:
2
Cylinders:
[#-Dia. x Stroke]
2 - 8x8
Gear Ratio:
2.05
Wheel Dia.:
24"
Gauge:
36"
Boiler:
[Style - Dia.]

Boot - 48"
Boiler Pressure:
In Lbs. (PSI)
100
Tractive Effort:
3,280 Lbs.
Factor of
Adhesion:

3.94
Maximum
Safe Speed:

13.9
Fuel Type:
Coal
Fuel Capacity:
1 Ton
Water Capacity:
660 Gallons
Empty Weight:
As built
16,000
Owners:
J. E. Potts Salt & Lbr. Co., Au Sable & Northern RR, Potts, MI
(1892) H. M. Loud & Sons Lumbering Co., Au Sable & Northwestern RR, McKinley, MI
(12-26-1907) Au Sable & North Western RR, Au Sable, MI
(1911) Detroit & Macinac RR, Au Sable, MI
Disposition: Abandoned
Additional Notes: Mill was at Au Sable, railroad shop was at Potts which was renamed McKinley in 1892
Shays disposed of after Detroit & Macinac RR took over in 1911
May have gone to Graves, Bigwood & Co. near Nairn, Ontario, Canada