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Westside Lumber Company #15 is a three-foot narrow gauge three-truck Shay steam locomotive. No. 15 was originally constructed as the No. 9 for Norman P. Livermore & Company, out of San Francisco, California, and soon thereafter sold to the Sierra Nevada Wood & Lumber Co. The locomotive was completed on May 20, 1913 by the Lima Locomotive Works of Lima, Ohio.   
No. 15 burns oil, with a capacity to hold 1,000 gallons of oil and 2,000 gallons of water. In 1917, the No. 15 was acquired by Hobart Estate Co. as their No. 9. In 1938, the No. 15 was given its current number when purchased by the Hyman-Michaels Co., operating out of San Francisco. The West Side Lumber Company purchased No. 15 only a year later. When the West Side shut down in the 1960s, a tourist operation, the West Side & Cherry Valley, acquired the No. 15. After hauling tourists for a number of years, the locomotive sat on static display in Tuolumne, California,  until the YMSPRR acquired it in 1988. It has since been returned to service and operates daily during the summer months.
 

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Built: 05-20-1913
Class:C 60-3
Trucks:3
Cylinders:[#-Diam x Stroke], 3 - 11 x 12
Gear Ratio:2.211
Wheel Diameter:32"
Gauge:36"
Boiler:[Style,Dia]E.W.T. - 44.25"
Fuel Type:Oil
Fuel Capacity:1000 Gallons
Water Capacity: 2000 Gallons
Empty Weight(As Built):98,920 Pounds
 
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Built:Started 12/09
Class:C 60-3
Trucks:3
Cylinders:[#-Diam x Stroke], 3" - 2x 2.5"
Gear Ratio: 2:1
Wheel Diameter: 6 11/16"
Gauge:7.5"
Scale: 2.5"
Boiler:Steel 10"
Fuel Type:Oil
Empty Weight:1000Lbs. appx.
Length:120"
Width:21"
Height:30"
 
 
 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote PhilC Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec 27 2009 at 11:31pm
Good luck Steve, it is a big job, but I have no doubt you will build it. Have fun.
 
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