Lima Shay rebuild SN-1643

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Geared Steam

New Member
Hi all
If you are interested in watching a shay slowly be brought back to life, follow my link below. The link is chapter 1, to the right you will see a chapter list, I just started chapter 2.

I am not involved in the refurb but this engine has family ties to me, plus I grew up about 300 yards from where this is taking place. The volunteers the are performing this found my blog and have been providing weekly updates.

Hope you enjoy, and there are many more updates to come.

http://gearedsteam.blogspot.com/2012/02/j-neils-shay-rebuild-sn-1643.html
 

n.p.-dad

New Member
Excellent News...I have always loved this little shay....
the Blog link is excellent...Lots of great info...
Thanks...
One question...Is that the original engine house that they used when this little steamer was still in use...Looks great...Love to see the building restored also..
Gary D.
Vancouver, Wa.
 

Geared Steam

New Member
Excellent News...I have always loved this little shay....
the Blog link is excellent...Lots of great info...
Thanks...
One question...Is that the original engine house that they used when this little steamer was still in use...Looks great...Love to see the building restored also..
Gary D.
Vancouver, Wa.
Gary, I can't be absolutely sure how old the engine house is, but I can tell you it housed the diesel as long as I can remember, and that goes back to early 1960's and it looked very old back then!.

More updates about the shay are here. Dave and crew have been getting the boiler inspected and removing firebricks.

http://gearedsteam.blogspot.com/2012/04/lima-shay-rebuild-libby-montana-pt-ii.html
 




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