Lima Machine Works



Photo From:
Top Left: Postcard from C. C. Buskirk collection (1890's) - Right: by Ed Burger
Lower Left: El Dorado County Historical Mueseum
Shop Number 122 - Built for: Rumsey Lbr. Co.
{93rd Lima Built Shay}
Built:
9-17-1884
Class:
A
15-2
Trucks:
2
Cylinders:
[#-Dia. x Stroke]
2 - 10x8
Gear Ratio:
2.211
Wheel Dia.:
26"
Gauge:
37"
Boiler:
[Style - Dia.]

Boot - 48"
Boiler Pressure:
In Lbs. (PSI)
100
Tractive Effort:
5,102 Lbs.
Factor of
Adhesion:

6.06
Maximum
Safe Speed:

14.0
Fuel Type:
Coal
Fuel Capacity:
1 Ton
Water Capacity:
825 Gallons
Empty Weight:
As built
23,500
Owners: (Includes new data after 2018 Shay book completed)
Rumsey Lbr. Co., #2, Big Rapids, MI
(c1890) [36"] Hart & Horning #122, Woodville, MI
(1901) El Dorado Lbr. Co. #2, Camino, CA
(1911) C. D. Danaher Pine Co., #2, Camino, CA
(1913) Badly damaged in engine house fire, rebuilt with home-made steel cab
(1915) R. E. Danaher Co., #2, Camino, CA
(1917) Michigan-California Lbr. Co. #2 (2nd), Camino, CA
(1930's) Rebuilt with new boiler from Lima and 2nd home-made steel cab
(1949) Retired from service and stored
(1951) On display at Camino, CA
(c1980) Planned donation to Smithsonian Institution as oldest surviving Shay
(5-2-1981) Displayed at Railfair 1981, at Museum of Railroad History, Sacramento CA for 8-days
(by1984) Planned donation to Smithsonian Institution dropped.
(1994) Sierra Pacific Industries, Anderson CA, purchased Michigan-California Lbr. Co. & Shay, which remained in Camino
(c1995) Donated Shay to Turtle Bay Exploration Park in Redding, CA; remained on display in Camino awaiting move to Redding, until Paul Bunyan's Forest Camp was ready.
(4-1997) Moved from Camino to Turtle Bay Exploration Park, Redding, CA, for display in Paul Bunyan's Forest Camp section.
Disposition: On Display Turtle Bay Exploration Park, on display in Paul Bunyan's Forest Camp section.
Additional Notes: Converted to oil burner by unknown owner.
Oldest surviving Shay

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