Shay Class B locomotive Lima no. 2940
Photographed at the National Railroad Museum, Green Bay, Wisconsin on 1 August 2003.
Built by the Lima Machine Works on 20 October 1917, this is a 2-truck locomotive with 3 cylinders, 29 inch diameter wheels and to the 3 foot gauge. It was coal-fired and weighed 65,200 pounds.
Pardee & Curtin Lumber Co., Cherry & Hominy RR #12, Curtin, WV
(3-21-1947) Ely-Thomas Lumber Co. #5, Fenwick, WV
(c1955) Harold Allen & Casimir Samborski (Railfans), Ann Arbor, MI
(1972) National Railroad Museum, Green Bay, WI.
There is a very detailed article about Ephraim Shay and the locomotives he invented and patented on www.shaylocomotives.com.
Picture added on 28 November 2008