Lima Locomotive & Machine Co.

Photo Credit:
George Kadelak collection (BP 5-1911)
Shop Number 2447 - Built for: Laurel River Log. Co.
{1,886th Lima Built Shay}
Built:
5-19-1911
Class:
C
70-3
Trucks:
3
Cylinders:
[#- Dia. x Stroke]
3 - 12 x 15
Gear Ratio:
2.25
Wheel Dia.:
36"
Gauge:
std.
Boiler:
[Style - Dia.]

E.W.T. - 50"
Boiler Pressure:
In Lbs. (PSI)
200
Tractive Effort:
30,375 Lbs.
Factor of
Adhesion:

4.98
Maximum
Safe Speed:

19.0
Fuel Type:
Coal
Fuel Capacity:
5 Tons
Water Capacity:
3,000 Gallons
Empty Weight:
As built
119,400
Owners:
Laurel River Log. Co., Madison County RY #3, Runion, NC
(7-9-1919) Leased to: Curry Brothers Lbr. Co., Mill Creek Valley RR #3, Runion, NC
(11-1919) Broad River Lbr. Co. French Broad RR #3, Runion, NC
(8-1923) Griffith Lbr. Co. #3, Runion, NC
Leased to: R. W. Mayer #3, Runion, NC., (contractor for Griffith)
Southern Iron & Equip. Co. (D), #2070, Atlanta, GA
(1-1927) Elton Lbr. Co. #2 (2nd), Belpine, MS
Disposition: Scrapped
Additional Notes: Mill Creek Valley RR was a local name used in 1919 for about 4-5 months when Laurel River Logging Co. stopped operations on Madison County RY including its service to Curry Brothers Lumber Co. When Broad River Lumber Co. bought out Laurel River Logging Co. in 11-1919, the railroad was renamed French Broad RR.