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B - W Timber Co. #3005 - s/n 3005 - Jewell, Oregon
Built 4/30/1919 - Std gauge - cylinders 10" x 12" - 29 " drivers - 42 tons - 2 trucks 

Photo courtesy of the Marc Reusser collection

Babcock Lumber & Boom Co. #237 - s/n 237
Built 04/12
/1889 - Std gauge - (2)9" x 8" cylinders - 26" drivers - 17 tons - 2 trucks

The locomotive operated near Davis, West Virginia.
Photos hosted by:
~ upper  : West Virginia University Libraries
~ lower   : West Virginia University Libraries

shay_cn_5-t150.jpg (5129 bytes) Backus, G. & J.  -  s/n 10  - @ Oscoda, Michigan -  taken circa 1880
Built 11/13/1880 - 36" gauge - 8" x 8" cylinders - 24" drivers - 8 tons - 2 trucks - vertical boiler

Provided courtesy of Christian Halpaap of  Hohenhameln-Bruendeln, Germany

 

Baird & Harper Lumber Co.  #11 -  s/n 2210  near Warland, Montana
Built 09/22/1909 - Std gauge - (2)
7" x 12" cylinders - 26" drivers - 18 tons - 2 trucks


 

Baldridge Lumber Co. #2 -  s/n 1999 - near Reedsport, Oregon in 1938.
Built 07/18/1907 - Std gauge -
10" x 10" cylinders - 28" drivers - 36 tons - 2 trucks

 

Barclay Brothers #209 -  s/n 209
Built 06/09/1888 ~ Std. gauge ~ 8" x 8" cylinders ~ 26" drivers ~ 17 tons ~ 2 trucks

The locomotive operated near the company's  Sinnemahoning, Pennsylvania location.
Photo hosted by: Cameron County Pennsylvania Genealogy Project
Batson & Hatten Lumber Co. #8 - s/n 3290 destined for Maxie, Mississippi
Built 09/16/1925 - Std gauge - 12" x 15" cylinders - 36" drivers - 70 tons - 3 trucks
Batson-McGehee Lumber Co. #1 - s/n 3281
Built 03/25/1925 - Std gauge - 10
" x 10" - 29" drivers - 36 tons - 2 trucks

This is the company's second Shay with the road number #1.
The locomotive operated near Millard, Mississippi

Photo courtesy of the Marc Reusser collection

batson_mcgehee_2-t150.jpg (7134 bytes) Batson-McGehee Lumber Co.  #2 - s/n 3082 - destined for Millard, Mississippi
Built 05/15/1920 - Std. gauge - 10" x 10" cylinders - 29" drivers - 36 tons - 2 trucks



 
Beach, Rogers & Co. #1 (De Funiak Springs & Northern RR) - s/n 908 - De Funiak Springs, Florida
Built 12/17/1904 - Std gauge - 9" x 8" cylinders - 26" drivers - 23 tons - 2 trucks

Photographed at De Funiak Springs in June, 1933  by B. H. Ward - Florida Photographic Collection
Beacon Coal Co. #3 - s/n 2993 - destined for Hopedale, Ohio
Built 9/17/1928 - Std gauge - cylinders 11" x 12" - 32" drivers - 50 tons - 2 trucks



 

Bell Logging Co. #1 - s/n 1580
Built 10/10/1905 - Std gauge - 8
" x 8" cylinders - 26" drivers - 20 tons - 2 trucks

The locomotive operated near Deep River, Washington
The photo is from the Bert Kellogg collection held at the Port Angeles Public Library, Port Angeles, Washington
 

Bell, A. W.  Lumber Co. #1 - s/n 1850 @ Willamette Iron & Steel Co., Portland, Oregon  after April, 1937
Built 04/09/1907 - Std gauge - 10" x 12
"  cylinders - 29" drivers - 37 tons - 2 trucks

The lumber company traded the locomotive to Willamette, a dealer, for logging equipment.
Bennett & Brown Lumber Co. #1 - s/n 3230 - destined for Bergland, Michigan
Built 8/8/1923 - Std gauge -10" x 12" cylinders - 29" drivers - 42 tons - 2 trucks
140d
 


 
bllc-t.jpg (6024 bytes) Benson Logging & Lumbering Co. #559 - s/n 559 - @ Oak Point, Washington -  taken 1898
Built 07/20/1898 - Std. gauge - 9" x 8" cylinders - 26" drivers - 20 tons - 2 trucks

Photo from Railroads in the Woods p185 (with permission) - Note inward tilt of cylinders.

Benson Timber Co. #2231 -  s/n 2231
Built 12/15/1909 - Std gauge - 10" x 12
" cylinders - 29" drivers - 42 tons - 2 trucks

The locomotive operated near Clatskanie, Oregon
Bottom photo hosted by: VanNatta Logging History Museum

 

Benson Timber Co. #2415 -  s/n 2415  near Clatskanie, Oregon
Built  3-25-1911 - Std. gauge - 10" x 12" cylinders - 29 drivers - 42 tons - 2 trucks
 
Beristain-Necaxa RR #5 - s/n 982
Built 01/27/1905 - 36" gauge - 10" x 10" cylinders - 28" drivers - 33 tons - 2 trucks

The railroad, owned by the Mexican Light and Power Co. of
Beristain, Mexico,  was used for the construction and maintenance of the  Rio Nexaca hydroelectric plant.    The locomotive was named "Tona La Negra".
Photo & data source: "Mexican Narrow Gauge" / by Gerald M. Best / Howell-North Books, Berkeley 1971  / 
Harold F. Stewart photo 
Provided courtesy of Christian Halpaap of Hohenhameln-Bruendeln, Germany
Bethlehem Steel Corp. #5 - s/n 2581 @ Seattle Washington  on March 28, 1940
Built 09-10-1912 - Std.  gauge - 11" x 12" cylinders - 32" drivers - 50 tons - 2 trucks

 

Big Blackfoot Railroad #1 -  s/n 811
Built 08/24/1903 - Std gauge - 10" x 12" cylinders - 29" drivers - 37 tons - 2 trucks

The locomotive, owned by the Big Blackfoot Milling Co.,  operated near Bonner, Montana
Photo hosted by: Montana Memory Project

Big Blackfoot Railroad #2 -  s/n 835
Built 12/21/1903 - Std gauge - 10" x 12" cylinders - 29" drivers - 37 tons - 2 trucks

The locomotive, owned by the Big Blackfoot Milling Co.,  operated near Bonner, Montana
Photo hosted by: Montana Memory Project
Big Creek Logging Co. #2 - s/n 2689
Built 07/21/1913 ~ Std. gauge ~ 13" x 15" cylinders ~ 36" drivers ~ 80 tons ~ 3 trucks

The locomotive operated near Knappa, Oregon.
Photo hosted by: VanNatta Logging and Forestry
 
Big Creek Logging Co. #4 - s/n 2834 - Portland, Oregon - taken 1938
Built 4/1/1916 - Std gauge - 11" x 12" cylinders - 32" drivers - 50 tons - 2 trucks 
The locomotive operated near Knappa, Oregon.

Photo courtesy of the Marc Reusser collection
Big Creek Logging Co. #8  - s/n 3073  @  Lima, Ohio - destined for Knappa, Oregon
Built 
04-06-1920 - Std. gauge - 11" x 12" cylinders - 32" drivers - 50 tons - 2 trucks
 
Big Lakes Box Co. #91 -  s/n 2811  - near Canby, California
Built  06-24
-1915 - Std gauge - 14" x 15" cylinders - 36" drivers - 90 tons - 3 trucks


 

Big Rapids & Western Railroad #23 - s/n 169 - near Big Rapids, Michigan  - 1890s photo
Built 08/21/1887 - Std. gauge - 10" x 10" cylinders - 28" drivers - 28 tons - 2 trucks

It is the "Oldest Surviving Standard Gauge Shay"
The railroad was owned by Thomas D. Stimson
Big Run Lumber Co. #5 - s/n 694
Built 02/22/1902 - Std gauge - 12" x 12" cylinders - 32" drivers - 50 tons - 3 trucks

The locomotive operated near Sonestown, Pennsylvania.
The photo is part of the Thomas T. Taber collection.
Birmingham Rail & Locomotive Co. #1161 - s/n 3146 @ Birmingham, Alabama
Built 09/02/1920 - 36" gauge - 8" x 8" cylinders - 29" drivers - 24 tons - 2 trucks  

The company was a dealer and rebuilder of railroad equipment.

Birmingham Rail & Locomotive Co. #1468  -  s/n 1815  - Birmingham, Alabama
Built  01-08
-1907 - Std gauge - 8" x 10" cylinders - 26" drivers - 24 tons - 2 trucks

The company was a dealer and rebuilder of railroad equipment.
Photo from the Michael Koch collection

Birmingham Rail & Locomotive Co.  #1643 -  s/n 3030 @ Birmingham, Alabama
Built 03/04/1919 - 36" gauge - 8" x 12
" cylinders - 29" drivers - 32 tons - 2 trucks

The company was a dealer and rebuilder of railroad equipment.

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