Lima Machine Works

Photo Credit:
Gibson P. Vance collection
Shop Number 167 - Built for: J. E. Potts Salt & Lbr. Co.
{134th Lima Built Shay}
Built:
early 1887
Class:
B
28-2
Trucks:
2
Cylinders:
[#-Dia. x Stroke]
3 - 10x10
Gear Ratio:
2.050
Wheel Dia.:
26"
Gauge:
36"
Boiler:
[Style - Dia.]

WT.- 40"
Boiler Pressure:
In Lbs. (PSI)
160
Tractive Effort:
14,192 Lbs.
Factor of
Adhesion:

3.91
Maximum
Safe Speed:

15.1
Fuel Type:
Coal
Fuel Capacity:
1.75 Tons
Water Capacity:
1,000 Gallons
Empty Weight:
As built
42,500
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
Haddock France Lbr. Co., Mt. Sterling, NC
Laurel Fork Lbr. Co., Mt. Sterling, NC
(1-18-1921) Boice Hardwood Co. #1, Hartford, TN
(6-6-1922) New boiler
Disposition: Scrapped
Additional Notes: Mill was at Au Sable, railroad shop was at Potts which was renamed McKinley in 1892
Some listings of this Shay belonging to Yellow Pine Lumber Co. or William M. Jones (a unk 7x12 Shay) in Hoffman, NC are mostly attributed to Lima errors confusing this Shay with sn-667 or an unknown 7x12 Shay.