Partial List of Surviving Shay Locomotives

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Partial List of Surviving Shay Locomotives

  • The Yosemite Lumber Company’s #4 Shay is partially restored and is on continuous display at the Sierra Nevada Logging Museum in Arnold, California.

  • Restored and on continuous outdoor display in downtown Cadillac, Michigan for free viewing is a Cadillac–Soo Lumber Company locomotive with tender.

  • The oldest surviving Shay, serial number 122, built in 1884, is currently displayed in Redding California, at Turtle Bay Exploration Park.

  • The oldest operational Shay is located at the Cass Scenic Railroad State Park in West Virginia as their locomotive No. 5.

  • The Camino-Placerville & Lake Tahoe No. 2, a three-truck Shay, is on display at the Travel Town Museum in Los Angeles, California.

  • The Roaring Camp & Big Trees Narrow Gauge Railroad in Felton, California, operates the No. 1 Dixiana (Class B, s/n 2593 of 1912) and the No. 7 Sonora (Class C, s/n 2465 of 1911).

  • Railtown 1897 State Historic Park preserves a class C Shay, Sierra Railroad  2, and occasionally runs it as part of its excursion trains.

  • The Colorado Railroad Museum holds two Shays, Nos. 12 and 14, which operated on the Georgetown Loop Railroad for about 20 years.

  • The New Jersey Museum of Transportation at Allaire State Park is restoring the 36-inch gauge Ely-Thomas Lumber Company No. 6.

  • The Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad owns and operates two former West Side Lumber Company Shays, Nos. 10 and 15, on its line just south of Yosemite National Park.

  • Stephen F. Austin State University has a Shay locomotive (s/n 2005 of 1907) on display outside of the Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture in Nacogdoches, Texas.

  • The Canada Science and Technology Museum owns one operational engine constructed from two locomotives, numbered engines 3 and 4 built for the Merrill & Ring Lumber Co., Ltd

  • Graham County Railroad No. 1925, (Class C, s/n 3256 of 1925), survives at the North Carolina Transportation Museum in Spencer, North Carolina.

  • Serial number 3345, a class C Shay built for New Mexico Lumber Co. in 1929, survives at the Hesston Steam Museum in Hesston, Indiana.

  • The Illinois Railway Museum, the largest railroad museum in the United States, runs a three-truck three-cylinder Lima built in 1929, a veteran of the J. Neils Lumber Company.

  • Meadow River Lumber Co. No.1 is the only Shay in the collection at the Steamtown National Historic Site in Scranton, Pennsylvania

  • The last production Shay, Western Maryland Railway 6 (s/n 3354 of 1945), still operates on the Cass Scenic Railroad.

  • There is a 28 Ton, narrow gauge Class B Shay locomotive No. 31, restored at the Alishan Forest Railway in Taiwan.

  • Most of the Alishan’s Shays survive on display in Taiwan, although one (No. 14), has been exported to Australia’s Puffing Billy Railway.

  • The Little River Railroad And Lumber Company 70 ton shay number 2147 resides at the company’s museum in Townsend, Tennessee.

  • The Rail Historical Society of Northern New York (RHSNNY) is home to the Class B Shay No. 8 “Livingston Lansing” which was willed to the museum by Mr. Lansing. It is on display at the RHSNNY museum in Croghan, N.Y. It is not operational.

  • Three Class B Shays are at the BC Forest Discovery Centre in Duncan, British Columbia. Shay #3262, built in 1924 was rebuilt in 1995.



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