Lima Locomotive Corporation
Photo Credit:
Left: Su I-Jaw collection
Right: Rails to the Setting Sun
Shop Number 2791 - Built for: Alishan Forest RY
{2,230th Lima Built Shay}
Built:
8-26-1914
Class:
B
28-2
Trucks:
2
Cylinders:
[#-Dia. x Stroke]
3 - 8 x 10
Gear Ratio:
3.071
Wheel Dia.:
27.5"
Gauge:
30"
Boiler:
[Style - Dia.]

E.W.T. - 35.375"
Boiler Pressure:
In Lbs. (PSI)
160
Tractive Effort:
12,866 Lbs.
Factor of
Adhesion:

4.62
Maximum
Safe Speed:

10.7
Fuel Type:
Wood / Coal
Fuel Capacity:
1.25 Cords / 1.5 Tons
Water Capacity:
850 Gallons
Empty Weight:
As built
49,726
Owners:
Rockhill & Victor (D), New York City, NY (exporter)
Samuel, Samuel & Co., Ltd. (D), Taipei, Formosa (Japan); For:
Alishan Forest RY #29, Kirun, Formosa, (Japan)
(1945) Alishan Forest RY #29, Keelung (Chilung), Taiwan
Disposition: displayed @ Feng-chi-hu engine house, Feng-Chi-Hu, Taiwan
Additional Notes: Shipped to: Kirun (now Keelung), Formosa ( now Taiwan).
Note: Keelung is or has also been known as: Chilung, Chi-lung, Ke-lâng, Kilung, and Kirun.
There is only one original LIMA mark left on any of the Alishan RY Shays and it has no number. All of their Shays have been re-built, changing much of the original Lima product. Most were renumbered for various reasons without regard to Lima Shop Numbers over the years.

All of the 28-ton Alishan Shays were converted by the Alishan shops to have the driveline pinion gears moved from the front side of the right wheel, as Lima built it, to rear side of the right wheel, by swapping the front and rear truck line shafts. The reason has not been exactly determined. Some suggestions considered were gear wear or improved traction, which have been ruled out. The 18-tons were not converted..

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