Ephraim Shay Locomotive

Watercolor… The Hesston Steam Museum in La Porte, Indiana, operates this Class C Shay Locomotive, engine #7. Shay’s were built by the Lima Locomotive Works of Lima, Ohio. This one was built for the New Mexico Lumber Company, in 1929 and later sold to the Oregon Lumber Company. It is a 12 wheel, gear driven, 36″ narrow gauge locomotive of asymmetrical design. The boiler sits to the left of the centerline and the pistons, gears, crank and drive shafts are all located on the right side. The Shay is particularly suited to the low speed, high traction requirements of mountainous, logging operations and the wide, bell shaped stack cap is an ember trap… a necessity in a saw dust rich environment. The Hesston Museum also operates a 24″ narrow gauge Sandley 2-4-2 and several 1/4 scale and 1/8 scale, miniature steam engines.
Bella Terra Series

Size of Painting: 12" x 16" ... a giclee print is 9x12" on 11x14" paper.

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