Shay #7 leaves Camp 6 - Tacoma, WA

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Hotrail

Member
On 28 June 2012, St. Regis Paper #7, a three-truck Pacific Coast Shay, was loaded onto a flat bed truck to start its journey south to Willits, CA where it will become property of the Roots of Motive Power Museum. The attached photos were shot at Camp 6 in Tacoma, WA.
The Shay was built in November of 1929 and worked for the Klickitat Logging and Lumber Company until it was retired in 1964. The logging museum known as Camp 6 acquired the locomotive the same year. The Shay pulled trains around the Camp 6 grounds until it needed new tubes in 1989 when it was layed up. The Camp 6 Musuem was operated until December of 2010 when funding was no longer available to keep the museum operational. Camp 6's equipment and artifacts are being sold off.
Roots of Motive power has plans to rebuild the Shay to make it operational.
1) In the first photo the tender of the three truck Shay had already been uncoupled and loaded onto a truck bed. This photo shows the beginning of the lift of the Shay off of its trucks.
2) Second photo shows the Shay free of its trucks on which it has rested on for the 48 years at Camp 6.
3, 4) Then all that was left at that point was to move the Shay to the waiting truck.
 

Tacoma Tom

New Member
That's good news. Very sad to see the museum go but at least the old girl may run again. Good to hear that the museums pieces have been moved in a professional and timely manner free of any major problems or conflicts. My hats off to the Roots of motive power museum for stepping up to the plate and getting the job done.
 

Hotrail

Member
Since I posted the photos and informaiton above, I have been awarded some additional information about the locomotive. #7 was built by Lima as their construction number 3346, which makes the locomotive the seventh to last Shay built by Lima. It was sold to Somers Lumber Company in Montana in 1930. Then it was sold to J. Neils Lumber Company of Klickitat, WA in May of 1942. The locomotive worked on the Klickitat Log and Lumber Company railroad which was bought by St. Regis Paper in 1957. It was retired in May of 1964, being the last regular service steam locomotive in the state of Washington. The locomotive was then donated to Camp 6 in 1965 and began operating in June of 1969.
 

Hotrail

Member
Also for sale at Camp 6 is a 1941 International fire truck. It is currently non-operational but all the pieces look like they are there. The fire truck worked for one of the logging operations. The truck has been under a roof for many years.
 

speeder3

MRSR Ops. Director
Also for sale at Camp 6 is a 1941 International fire truck. It is currently non-operational but all the pieces look like they are there. The fire truck worked for one of the logging operations. The truck has been under a roof for many years.
The fire truck is ex-Weyerhaeuser Timber.

Brian
 

p51

Marty, it runs on steam!
Anyone know of photos of the fire truck?
Also, wasn't there a tank engine still on the property? What's going to happen to that?
 




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