Lima Machine Works

Photo Credit:
Mike & Bill Bauer collection
Shop Number 284 - Built for: J. E. Potts Salt & Lbr. Co.
{248th Lima Built Shay}
Built:
4-28-1890
Class:
B
37-2
Trucks:
2
Cylinders:
[#-Dia. x Stroke]
3 - 11x10
Gear Ratio:
2.050
Wheel Dia.:
28"
Gauge:
36"
Boiler:
[Style - Dia.]

W.T. - 40"
Boiler Pressure:
In Lbs. (PSI)
160
Tractive Effort:
16,926 Lbs.
Factor of
Adhesion:

3.42
Maximum
Safe Speed:

15.3
Fuel Type:
Coal
Fuel Capacity:
1.75 Tons
Water Capacity:
1,038 Gallons
Empty Weight:
As built
44,500
Owners:
J. E. Potts Salt & Lbr. Co., AuSable & Northern RR #284, Potts, MI
(1892) H. M. Loud & Sons Lumbering Co., Au Sable & Northwestern RR, McKinley, MI
(c1896) Hall & Kaul Lbr. Co., #70, St. Marys, PA
(1899) [Std.] Kaul & Hall Lbr. Co. Inc., #70 (1911 renumbered) #170, St. Marys, PA
M. J. Corbett Chemical Co., St. Marys, PA
(6-6-1920) W. E. Burks #70, Escanaba, MI
(5-6-1924 Delta Chemical Co., Wells, MI
(1922) Delta Chemical & Iron Co., #4, Wells, MI
Disposition: (8-22-1928) Scrapped
Additional Notes: Mill was at Au Sable, railroad shop was at Potts which was renamed McKinley in 1892
Hall & Kaul Lbr. Co. later Kaul & Hall Lbr. Co. Inc., was never the owner of the St. Marys & Southwestern RR, which had only one Shay for about a year. Confusion comes from the fact that the same people owned all three operations.