Lima Locomotive & Machine Co.
Photo Credit:
Both: Munro family collection
Shop Number 906 - Built for: D. Munro
{848th Lima Built Shay}
Built:
8-1-1904
Class:
A
15-2
Trucks:
2
Cylinders:
[#-Dia. x Stroke]
2 - 7 x 12
Gear Ratio:
3.071
Wheel Dia.:
26.5"
Gauge:
30"
Boiler:
[Style - Dia.]

ST. - 31.5"
Boiler Pressure:
In Lbs. (PSI)
160
Tractive Effort:
8,177 Lbs.
Factor of
Adhesion:

4.54
Maximum
Safe Speed:

10.3
Fuel Type:
Wood
Fuel Capacity:
0.75 Cord
Water Capacity:
730 Gallons
Empty Weight:
As built
30,000
Owners: : (Includes new data after 2018 Shay book completed)
Duncan Munro, Towoomba, Queensland, Australia; For:
A. & D. Munro Co., Munro Tramway #1, Palmtree, Queensland, Australia
(1936) Operation closed, Shay stored in Palmtree
(1967) Reported Derelict
(1974) Remains donated to Illawarra Light Railway Museum Society, Wollongong, NSW, AU
(2002) Being rebuilt as a 2' gauge class A Shay, with parts from sn-906 & 2097
(2010) Restoration project abandoned
(c1910) All sn-906 parts,(except water tank) returned to Palmtree, QLD, Australia
(c2014) Water tank from sn-906 returned to Palmtree area for a static display along the original tramway line
(c2014) Under restoration for display by Munro Tramway Historical Group, Inc.
(3-25-2019) Now on public display, Palmtree, Queensland, Australia
Disposition: (3-25-2019) Now on public display, Palmtree, Queensland, Australia

SLc Survivor List
Additional Notes: Shipped to: Duncan Munro, Towoomba, Queensland, Australia, then on to Palmtree

Munro Tramway (name on official documents) was also referred to as: Munro's Tramway, Munro's Hampton Tramway, A. & D. Munro Tramway, and Munro's Hampton-Perseverance Tram.

Both of A. & D. Munro Co. Shays were lettered with "MUNRO".
In service until the tramway closed in 1936. Major components of the locomotive were donated to the Illawarra Light Railway Museum Society in 1974. Albion Park, near Wollongong, NSW, Australia.

Illawarra Light Railway Society Shay Project note
(11-15-2000) from: Richard Wilson, Australia: The I. L. R. M. S. Ltd. has the remains of the two Munro Tramway Shays, 906 & 2097 as well as a few bogie parts from 2800 and other steam loco parts. The plan was to make an operational 2' gauge Shay, with most parts from sn-906. Project not completed.

(2014) Water tank from sn-906 returned to Palmtree area for a static display along the original tramway line.

(2016) Rebuild project for 906 apparently abandoned years ago.
The sn-906 boiler went to Palmtree in 2014 while the sn-2097 bolier remains on display at Illawarra
Both photos by Steve Hauff (9-2016)
Munro Tramway Historical Group, Inc. (c2014) The parts from sn-2097 and the sn-906 boiler, were returned to Palmtree area for a static display.
The boiler id verified by Lima's numerals stamped into the boiler.

(by 12-2016) The new Munro Tramway Historical Group is working on an interactive display of 2097 along the Munro Tramway route.