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Lackawanna Lumber Co. #10 - s/n 687  near Cross Forks, Pennsylvania
Built 01/24/1902 - Std gauge - 14" x 12" cylinders - 36" drivers - 65 tons - 3 trucks

 

Lackawanna Lumber Co. #11- s/n 1707
Built 08/29/1906 - Std gauge - 12" x 15" cylinders - 38" drivers - 65 tons - 3 trucks

The locomotive operated near the company's Cross Fork, Pennsylvania location.

 

 

Lackawanna Lumber Co. #242 -  s/n 242
Built 06/22/1889 ~ Std. gauge ~ 10" x 10" cylinders ~
29"  drivers ~ 28 tons ~ 2 trucks

The locomotive operated near the company's Mina, Pennsylvania location.
Photo credit: Potter County Historical Society &  Ted Eubanks

 

Lake Erie, Franklin & Clarion RR #2 - s/n 1741
Built 10/10/1906 ~ Std. gauge ~10" x 10" cylinders ~ 28" drivers ~ 33 tons ~ 2 trucks

The locomotive was used near the company's Mill Creek, Pennsylvania
Photo credit:  Lake Erie, Franklin, & Clarion Railroad

 

Lake Independence Lumber Co. #1 - s/n 3242
Built 12/08/1923 ~ Std gauge ~ 11" x 12" cylinders ~ 32"  drivers ~ 50 tons ~ 2 trucks

The locomotive operated near Big Bay, Michigan
Lake Superior & Ishpeming Railway #1 - s/n 1619
Built 05/05/1906 ~ Std gauge ~
17" x 18" cylinders ~ 46"  drivers ~ 130 tons ~ 3 trucks

The locomotive, owned by the Lake Superior & Ishpeming Rwy Co.,  operated near Marquette, Michigan.   It was their 2nd locomotive with the road #1.
The photo is held at the Michigan Technological University ~ MS082-07-03-001
Lake Whatcom Logging Co. #4 - s/n 820
Built 09/05/1903 - Std gauge - 11" x 12" cylinders - 32" drivers - 45 tons - 2 trucks

The locomotive operated
near Lake Whatcom, Washington
The photo is from the Bert Kellogg collection held at the Port Angeles Public Library, Port Angeles, Washington
La Moine Lumber & Trading Co. #2 - s/n 1567  near La Moine, California
Built 01/27/1906 - 36" gauge - 10" x 12" cylinders -
29" drivers - 42 tons - 2 trucks


 

 

Lamb Lumber Co. Ltd. #1 - s/n 2517
Built 04/27/1912 - Std gauge -
10" x 12" cylinders - 29" drivers - 42 tons - 2 trucks

The locomotive operated near Menzies Bay, British Columbia, Canada
The photo is part of the BC Archives Collection hosted by the Royal BC Museum  ~ : Call Number: C-04602
 

Lamm Lumber Co. #1 - s/n 2722 @ Eugene Yard in Eugene, Oregon
Built 10/15/1913 - Std gauge - 10" x 12" cylinders - 29" drivers - 42 tons - 2 trucks

The company had two Shay's with the road number #1.  This particular one was used in their Chinchallo, Oregon operations.
Photo courtesy of the Marc Reusser collection
Lamm Lumber Co. #1 - s/n 798 @ Modoc Point, Oregon
Built 04/28/1903 - Std gauge - 8
" x 12" - 26" drivers - 28 tons - 2 trucks

The company had two Shay's with the road number #1.  This particular one was used in their Modoc Point, Oregon operations.
Photo courtesy of the Marc Reusser collection

Laquin Lumber Co. #4 - s/n 2178
Built 07/03/1909 - Std. - 14" x 15" cylinders - 36" drivers - 90 tons - 3 trucks

The locomotive operated near the company's Laquin, Pennsylvania.
Image credit: The Engineer - page 679 - June 30, 1911
Laurel & Northwestern Rwy #6 - s/n 570 - destined for Laurel, Mississippi
Built 04/13/1899 ~ Std. gauge ~ 12" x 12" cylinders ~ 32" drivers ~ 50 tons ~ 3 trucks

The railway was owned by the Eastman-Gardiner & Co. of Laurel.
Photo credit:
SamLindsey.com

Laurel & Tallahoma Western Railway #54 - s/n 566
Built 12/31/1898 - Std gauge - 12" x 12" cylinders - 32" drivers - 50 tons - 3 trucks

The railway, owned by the Eastman, Gardiner & Co., was located near Laurel, Mississippi
Photo credit: SamLindsey.com

Laurel & Tallahoma Western Railway #71 - s/n 3139
Built 12/03/1920 - Std gauge - 12" x 12" cylinders - 32" drivers - 65 tons - 3 trucks

The locomotive, owned by Eastman, Gardiner & Co., operated near Laurel, Mississippi

Laurel Railway #895 -  s/n 895 near Bethel, Tennessee
Built 06/10/1904 - 36" gauge - (2) 6" x 10" cylinders - 22" drivers - 10 tons - 2 trucks

The
locomotive, named Hattie, was on lease by the T. W. Thayer Co. from the Damascus Land Company of Damascus, Virginia.   The railway extended from Damascus, Virginia to Mountain City, Tennessee.
Photo published in The Lopsided Three Available >here<

Leavitt & Leavitt #4 - s/n 289 - in December, 1891 near Southern Pines, North Carolina
Built 03/08/1890 - 36" gauge - 7" x 12" cylinders - 26" drivers - 13 tons - 2 trucks

The locomotive is shown operating on wood rails.  Note the extra wide driver tires.
Photo published in Railroading in the Carolina Sandhills: Vol. 3    Available >here<

Leetonia Railway Co. #3 - s/n 699  near Galeton, Pennsylvania
Built 04/19/1902 - Std gauge - 12" x 12" cylinders - 32
" drivers - 50 tons - 3 trucks

The locomotive operated near the railway's Leetonia, Pennsylvania location.

 


Leetonia Railway #202 -  s/n 872
Built 04/09/1904 ~ Std. gauge ~ 12" x 15" cylinders ~
36" drivers ~ 65 tons ~ 3 trucks
 

The locomotive operated near the railway's Leetonia, Pennsylvania location.
Photo credit: Benjamin F. G. Kline collection @  Vincenzooli




















 

Leona Mills Lumber Co. #1 - s/n 2559  @ Leona, Oregon
Built  6-13-1913 - Std gauge -  8" x 12" cylinders - 29" drivers - 32 tons - 2 trucks

Photo from the George B. Abdill (Douglas County, Oregon) collection.


Lenora, Mt. Sicker Railway #1 - s/n 621
Built 10/03/1900 - 36" gauge - (2)6
" x 10" cylinders - 22" drivers - 10 tons - 2 trucks

The locomotive, owned by the Lenora, Mount Sicker Copper Mining Co., operated near Lenora, British Columbia, Canada
The photos
are part of the BC Archives Collection hosted by the Royal BC Museum:

~ Top      : Call Number: C-08617

~ Middle : Call Number: C-08618

~ Bottom: Call Number: C-08616

 

Lenora, Mt. Sicker Railway #3 - s/n 703
Built 01/10/1902 - 36" gauge - 8
" x 10" cylinders - 26" drivers - 20 tons - 2 trucks

The locomotive, owned by the
Lenora, Mount Sicker Copper Mining Co., operated near Lenora, British Columbia, Canada
The photo is part of the BC Archives Collection hosted by the Royal BC Museum
Leopoldina Railway #79 - s/n 3166
Built 06/13/1921 - 39
3/8" gauge - 8" x 10" cylinders - 32" drivers - 28 tons - 2 trucks

The company's base of operations was Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Luedinghaus Lumber Co. #2 - s/n 865
Built 08/04/1904 ~ Std gauge ~
10" x 12" cylinders ~ 29"  drivers ~ 37 tons ~ 2 trucks

The locomotive operated near Dryad, Washington.   It was the company's 4th locomotive to use the road #2.
The photo is hosted by the Flickr user ID: stilllifephotographer
Lewis Mills & Timber Co. #1 - s/n 2173 at the company's Camp #4, circa 1922.
Built 02/07/1910 - Std. gauge - 8" x 10" cylinders -
26" drivers - 28 tons - 2 trucks

The company's base of operations was South Bend, Washington

Photo credit: Clark Kinsey collection @ University of Washington Libraries

Lima Locomotive & Machine Co. #450 - s/n 450 - Lima, Ohio
Built 11/18/1893 - Std gauge - 11" x 12" cylinders -
32" drivers - 45 tons - 2 trucks

The company displayed the locomotive at the 1893 "World's Columbian Exposition" in Chicago, Illinois
Lima Locomotive & Machine Co. #867 - s/n 867
Built 12/24/1904 ~ Std gauge ~ 12" x 15
" cylinders ~ 36"  drivers ~ 65 tons ~ 3 trucks

The locomotive was built and owned by the company above in Lima, Ohio. It was lettered for and displayed at the 1904 St. Louis Exposition.
Image credit: St. Louis Lumberman - page 95 - November 15, 1904

Lima Locomotive Works, Inc. #2 - s/n 3072
Built 04/27/1920 - Std gauge - 12" x 12" cylinders - 36" drivers - 60 tons - 2 trucks

This is Lima's 2nd of three Shays to carry the #2 road number.   They later renumbered this locomotive to carry the #6 road number.
Photo courtesy of the Marc Reusser collection.

Lima Locomotive Works, Inc. #3 - s/n 3151
Built 06/01/1922 - Std gauge - 
12" x 12" cylinders - 36" drivers - 60 tons - 2 trucks

The locomotive operated as a "shop switcher" at the company's plant in Lima, Ohio.
  It was the company's 3rd Shay to carry the #3 road number.
Lima Locomotive Works, Inc. #100 -  s/n 3261 @ Lima, Ohio
Built 07/27
/1927 - Std. gauge - 14" x 15" cylinders  - 36" drivers - 90 tons - 3 trucks

The locomotive operated as a demonstrator for the company. 
Lima Machine Works #126 - s/n 126 - near Cadillac, Michigan - circa 1884.
Built 12/24/1884 - Std gauge - 8" x 10" cylinders - 28" drivers - 23 tons - 2 trucks
Lettering at rear reads "The Shay Locomotive For Logging, Mining, Switching, C. & C." 

Note the three outward positioned cylinder steam chests.  Unlike the Willamette locomotives whose cylinders were positioned outward,  very few Shays employed this design.   This was the first Shay to be built with three cylinders.

Photo source: "Minnesota Logging Railroads" by Frank A. King, Golden West Books, San Marino CA, 1981. - U.S. Forest Service collection.
Provided courtesy of Christian Halpaap of Hohenhameln-Bruendeln, Germany

Sold later to St. Croix Land & Lumber Co. of Wildwood, Wisconsin. This was the only Shay manufactured with a "Joy" valve gear. (1)
Source: (1) Dan Rowe

Lima Stone Co. #10 - s/n 3288
Built 08/11/1925 - 36" gauge - 8" x 8" cylinders - 29" drivers - 24 tons - 2 trucks
Preserved at the Allen County Museum in Lima, Ohio

Posting permission for this builder's photo was granted by the Allen County Historical Society courtesy of Dan Rowe of the Dripping Springs Locomotive Works .... purveyors of fine live steam Shays.  Dan also supplied all the information.

Lindsey Lumber Co. #3 - s/n 1728
Built 05/18/1906 ~ 36" gauge ~ 8" x 8" cylinders ~
26" drivers ~ 20 tons ~ 2 trucks

The locomotive operated near the company's Laural, Mississippi location.
Photo credit: David Price collection via SamLindsey.com  

 

Linville River Railway #1 - s/n 949
Built 11/09/1904 - 36" gauge - 10" x 10" cylinders - 28" drivers - 33 tons - 2 trucks

The locomotive, owned by W. M. Ritter Lumber Co.,  operated near Pineola, North Carolina  
Photo published in Linville Gorge Wilderness Area    Available >here

Little Cottonwood Transportation Co. #1 - s/n 2194
Built 07/14/1909 - 36" gauge - 8" x 8" cylinders -
26" drivers - 24 tons - 2 trucks

The company's base of operations was Wasatch, Utah
Photo hosted by Don Strack's UtahRails.net

Little River Railroad #3 - s/n 772
Built 05/29/1903 ~ Std. gauge ~ 12" x 12" cylinders ~ 32" drivers ~ 65 tons ~ 3 trucks

The locomotive, owned by Little River Lumber Co., operated near Townsend, Tennessee.
Photo credit: Little River Railroad Museum

Little River Railroad #4 -  s/n 880
Built 06/20/1904 - Std gauge - 12" x 12" cylinders - 32" drivers - 65 tons - 3 trucks

The locomotive, named
Mabell,  operated near Townsend, Tennessee
Photo hosted by the: The Little River Railroad and Lumber Company Museum

Little River Railroad #9 - s/n 2416
Built 01/26/1911 ~ Std gauge ~
12" x 15" cylinders ~ 36"  drivers ~ 70 tons ~ 3 trucks

The locomotive, owned by the
Little River Lumber Co., operated near Townsend, Tennessee
The photos are held at the Western Carolina University with the following identifiers:

Top      : GSMNP_02120_III-L-16969
Bottom: GSMNP_02120_III-L-4745

Little River Railroad #11 - s/n 2836 - destined for Townsend, Tennessee
Built 07/16/1916 ~ Std. gauge ~ 12" x 15" cylinders ~ 36" drivers ~ 70 tons ~ 3 trucks

The locomotive & railroad were owned by Little River Lumber Co.
Photo credit: Little River Railroad Museum

Little River Railroad & Logging Co. #1 - s/n 914
Built 09/30/1904 - Std gauge - 11" x 12" cylinders - 32" drivers - 45 tons - 2 trucks

The locomotive operated
near Port Angeles, Washington
The photo is from the Bert Kellogg collection held at the Port Angeles Public Library, Port Angeles, Washington
Little River Redwood Co. #1 - s/n 1952
Built 10/19/1907 - Std. gauge - 12" x 12" cylinders - 36" drivers - 60 tons - 2 trucks

The locomotive operated at the company's Crannell, California location

Little River Redwood Co. #2 - s/n 2636 at the company's Mill Pond near Bullwinkle, California in August, 1913
Built 04/26/1913 - Std. gauge - 12" x 12" cylinders -
36" drivers - 60 tons - 2 trucks

Photo credit: Humboldt State University Library

 

Lobdell-Emery Manufacturing Co. #2 - s/n 1987  @  Onaway, Michigan
Built 
07-06-1907 - Std. gauge - 10" x 12" cylinders - 29" drivers - 37 tons - 2 trucks

The locomotive operated on the company's Onaway & Northern Michigan Railway.  The note with the photo states this is Lobdell & Bailey RR #2 . 
Photo by K.Gus Smarey of Suttons Bay, Michigan

Locksley Timber Co. #1 - s/n 1574
Built 12/18/1905 - Std. gauge - 12" x 15" cylinders - 36" drivers - 65 tons - 3 trucks

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

Log Mountain Coal, Coke & Timber Co. #446 - s/n 446
Built 09/28/1893 - Std gauge - 10" x 10" cylinders - 28" drivers - 28 tons - 2 trucks

The locomotive operated near Pineville, Kentucky
The photo is by Karl Hodge and is part of the Milton Smith  collection
Long-Bell Lumber Co. #5 - s/n 3249
Built 01/22/1924 - Std. gauge - 11" x 12
" - 32" drivers - 50 tons - 2 trucks

The locomotive operated at the company's Vaughn, Oregon location.
Photo courtesy of the Marc Reusser collection.

Long-Bell Lumber Co. #6 - s/n 3071 @ Topeka, Kansas in 1934 
Built 01/24/
1920 - Std gauge - 13" x 15" cylinders - 36" drivers - 80 tons - 3 trucks

As pictured, the locomotive was likely in transit to the company's Longview, Washington operations from their Quitman, Mississippi location.

Long-Bell Lumber Co. #7 - s/n 3059 destined for Doucette, Texas
Built 02/12/1920 - Std. gauge - 10" x 12" cylinders -
29" drivers - 42 tons - 2 trucks

The locomotive was operated by the company's subsidiary, Fidelity Lumber Co.

Long-Bell Lumber Co. #94 - s/n 2943 @ Tennant, California in June, 1942
Built 10/04/1917 - Std. gauge - 12" x 12
" cylinders - 32" drivers - 65 tons - 3 trucks

Photo courtesy of the Marc Reusser collection.
Long-Bell Lumber Co. #102 - s/n 2490 @  McGregor, Oregon on July 17, 1957
Built 02/14/1912 - Std. gauge - 10" x 12
" cylinders - 29" drivers - 42 tons - 2 trucks
 
Long-Bell Lumber Co. #103 - s/n 3181  near Keasey Oregon in June 1957
Built 06/21/1922 - Std. gauge - 12" x 15
" cylinders - 36" drivers - 70 tons - 3 trucks
 

 

Long-Bell Lumber Co. #107 - s/n 1812 near Portland, Oregon on 6/6/1949
Built 03/04/1907 - std gauge - 13
" x 15" - 36" drivers - 80 tons - 3 trucks

Photo courtesy of the Marc Reusser collection
Long-Bell Lumber Co. #600 - s/n 2261
Built 12/16/1909 - Std gauge - 11" x 12" cylinders - 32" drivers - 50 tons - 2 trucks

The locomotive operated near Ryderwood, Washington
The photo is part of the Clark Kinsey collection held at the University of Washington Library ~ PH Coll 516.1782
Long-Bell Lumber Co. #1008 - s/n 3254 @ Ryderwood, Washington in the early 1950's before 1954.
Built 04/11/1924 - Std gauge - 14
" x 15" cylinders  - 36" drivers -  90 tons - 3 trucks
 
Louisiana Long Leaf Lumber Co. #1 - s/n 620
Built 09/07/1900 - Std. gauge -
10" x 12" cylinders - 29" drivers - 32 tons - 2 trucks

The company was based in Fisher, Louisiana.   The locomotive operated on the company's  Victoria, Fisher & Western RR.

Louisiana Railway #1 - s/n 1520 - circa 1910
Built 05/17/1905 - Std. gauge - 9" x 8" cylinders -
26" drivers - 23 tons - 2 trucks

The locomotive, owned by the Grant Timber & Manufacturing Co., operated near Selma, Louisiana
Photo hosted by: Texas Transportation Archive

Louisiana Railway Co. #4 - s/n 1749
Built 09/22/1906 - Std gauge -
10" x 12" cylinders - 29" drivers - 37 tons - 2 trucks

The locomotive, owned by the Grant Timber & Manufacturing Co.,  operated near Selma, Louisiana
 

A. A. Low #6 - s/n 918 - at  Biddeford, Maine -  Preserved
Built 08/30/1904 - Std. gauge - 10" x 12" cylinders - 29" drivers - 37 tons - 2 trucks

Photo by Dave Cremins 

Lunkenheimer Co. #1 - s/n 2950
Built 11/17/1917 ~ Std gauge ~ 10" x 12" cylinders ~ 29" drivers ~ 42 tons ~ 2 trucks

The locomotive operated near Cincinnati, Ohio  
Photo published in Shay Geared Locomotives for Industrial Service; Catalogue No. S3

Lutcher & Moore Lumber Co. - s/n 2773 @ El Paso, Texas in 1935
Built 06/25/1914 ~ Std. gauge ~ 12" x 15" cylinders ~ 36" drivers ~ 70 tons ~ 3 trucks

In the photo, the locomotive is paused at El Paso, Texas while en route to its new owner,
Compania Maderera de Durango of El Salto, Durango, Mexico.
Photo credits:
~ R. L. Welch collection
~ Historical Society of New Mexico, Inc.
Luedinghaus Lumber Co. #4 - s/n 1918    Leudinghaus
Built 06/01/1907 - Std. gauge -
10" x 12" cylinders - 29" drivers - 37 tons - 2 trucks

The locomotive operated at the company's Snohomish, Washington location.
Photo credit: Clark Kinsey collection @ University of Washington Libraries.

Lyman Timber Co. #5 - s/n 3143 - Destined for Hamilton, Washington
Built 11/22/1920 - Std. gauge - 13" x 15" cylinders - 36" drivers - 80 tons - 3 trucks

 

Lyman Timber Co. #6 - s/n 3038  - near Hamilton, Washington
Built 10/10/1919 - Std. gauge -
14" x 15" cylinders - 36" drivers - 90 tons - 3 trucks

 
Lynn Gravel Co. #1 - s/n 2158 near Avalon, Mississippi
Built 04/08/1909 - Std. gauge -
10" x 12" cylinders - 29" drivers - 42 tons - 2 trucks

The locomotive operated on the company's Avalon & Southeastern Railroad

1.Data and/or s/n provided courtesy of Dan Rowe of the Dripping Springs Locomotive Works

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