Lima Locomotive Works, Inc.

Photo Credit:
by Thomas Lawson Jr. (c1983)
Shop Number 2977 - Built for: Oklahoma Portland Cement Co.
{2,411th Lima Built Shay}
Built:
5-25-1918
Class:
B
50-2
Trucks:
2
Cylinders:
[#-Dia. x Stroke]
3 - 11 x 12
Gear Ratio:
2.211
Wheel Dia.:
32"
Gauge:
std.
Boiler:
[Style - Dia.]

E.W.T. - 44.25"
Boiler Pressure:
In Lbs. (PSI)
200
Tractive Effort:
22,563 Lbs.
Factor of
Adhesion:

4.56
Maximum
Safe Speed:

17.2
Fuel Type:
Coal
Fuel Capacity:
3.25 Tons
Water Capacity:
1,750 Gallons
Empty Weight:
As built
81,600
Owners:
Oklahoma Portland Cement Co. #2, Lawrence (Ada), OK
(2-1920) Virgin Pine Lbr. Co. #15, Piave, MS
(c7-1926) C & R Lbr. Co. #15, Blodgett, MS
(by 4-16-1931) Goodyear Yellow Pine Co. #15, Picayune, MS
(8-14-1944) Crosby Lbr. & Mfg. Co. #15, Crosby, MS
Pascagoula Veneer Co. #1, Crosby, MS; not used
(7-1966) C. W. Witbeck, (railfan), Hammond, LA
(11-13-1970) Thomas Lawson Jr. (railfan), Dixie Midland RY #8, Birmingham, AL
(1983) Eureka Springs & North Arkansas RY #8, Eureka Springs, AR
(4-18-1989) Livingston Lansing (railfan) #8, Boonville, NY
(5-1989) Under restoration at Rome Loco. Works in Rome, N.Y.
(6-1991) Moved to Lowville, NY
(1992) Operational, operating on Lowville & Beaver River RR out Lowville, NY
(12-1993) Railway Historical Society of Northern New York #8, Lowville, NY
(6 to 9-1995) Operated at Steamtown National Historic Site grand opening celebration, Scranton, PA
(9-1995) Railway Historical Society of Northern New York #8 "Livingston Lansing", Croghan, NY
(6-2-2002) Display, out of service
Disposition: Display, Needs Restoration
Additional Notes: Shipped to: Lawrence, OK
Shay operated on Lowville & Beaver River RR but never owned by Railroad.
(6-2-2002) The FRA has barred it [2977] from further operation until a major rebuild of the boiler has been completed. Upon further inspection other major mechanical conditions were discovered that need to be addressed. Two cracks have developed on the crank drive housing that will need to be repaired, the boiler needs re-tubing, and the airbrake system needs updating. No date has been set for the repairs and the future of the Shay is unknown at this time. It is currently parked in the engine house and will be used as a static display. Richard Mooney, www.newyorktrains.com
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