LIMA SHAY (listed by builder #, standard guage unless noted) Taken from Michael Koch's "Shay Titan of the Timber" with a few corrections

#62 2-10-1883 (36" guage) to Henry Sherry & Co Vesper (Wood Co) Wood Co RR

#83 8-16-1883 to Sherry & Briggs (Henry Sherry) Vesper (Wood Co) Wood Co RR

#117 7-19-1884 to D.C. Davis & Sons, Cady Mills RR (St Croix Co) 1st 3 truck locomotive built by Lima

#126 6-14-1885 to St Croix Land & Timber Co, Wildwood Logging Branch RR (St Croix Co) Built in 1884 was an exposition locomotive for Lima

#137 10-13-1885 to George W. Pratt, Wolf & Wisconsin RR, Pelican Lake (Oneida Co)

#163 2-9-1887 to Sherry & Wilard (Henry Sherry) Sherry WI (Wood Co) Wood Co RR then to Falmbeau Paper Co of Park Falls (Price Co)

#177 6-7-1887 36" guage to A.A. Bigelow Washburn Wi (Bayfield Co.) Was Washburn & Northwestern #25

#188 12-7-1887 to D.C. Davis & Sons Cady Mills Wi (St Croix Co)

#198 1-16-1888 to Henry Sherry & Co Vesper Wi (Wood Co) Wood Co RR Note:Besides the Wood Co RR Sherry also owned the West Range RR(Ashland Co) and the Ingersoll Land & Lumber Co RR (Marathon Co) It is known that he had 3 standard guage Lima Shay locomotives, which locomotives were used on which of his operations is unknown. One of his locomotives probably became Luger Lumber Co #3 Lugerville (Price Co). It was passed to Luger successor J. R. Davis Lumbewr Co in 1910., and Kneeland-McLurg Lumber Co in 1912. It was used on the K-M operation out of Phillips (Price Co) until about 1916. Also in 1893 with the demise of the Wood County Railroad. Sherry (Wood Co) the shay there was sold to Daly & Sampson of Rummels (Vilas Co.)

#210 5-1-1888 to Pineville Lbr Co Pineville Wi (Polk Co) Pineville & Prairie Farm RR

#218 second hand to the J.R. Davis Lumber Co Phillips Wi (Price Co) Lake Shore & Eastern RR later passed to Davis successor Kneeland-McLurg Lumber Co.

#224 1-22-1889 to D.A. & C.A. Goodyear, Goodyear Wi. (Jackson Co.) Goodyear Neilsville & Northern RR. May have been used on Goodyear's operations in western Oneida and Vilas Counties as well.

#269 built 1890 for Otto Mears and used on his Silverton RR, and Rio Grande Southern RR's in Colorado, this 36' guage locomotive in 1899 wound up on the Ashland Siskowit & Iron River RR (Bayfield Co). After the AS&IR went out of buisiness the locomotive was standard guaged and sent to Texas.

#296 This locomotive's fourth owner was the Blackwell & Webb Lumber Co of Westboro (Taylor Co.) on its Westboro & Northwestern RR.

#351 6-11-1891 to J. Dessert Lumber Co of Mosinee (Marathon Co.

#352 4-27-1891 36" guage to D.N. McNaughton Mc Naughton Wi (Oneida Co)

#365 8-3-1891 to Yawkey & Lee Lumber Co #13 Hazelhurst Wi (Oneida Co) passed to successor Yawkey-Bissell and its Hazelhurst & Southeastern RR. Was titled the 'W.C. Yawkey'

#390 second hand to the Bayfield Transfer RR (Bayfield Co) about 1902 the guage on the locomotive was narrowed to 36" and the locomotive became Washburn & Northwestern #5 (Bayfield Co) following the demise of the W&NW in 1905 it became White River #5 (Bayfield Co) This locomotive may have been destroyed in a 1912 enginehouse fire that destroyed 5 of the White River's locomotives.

#417 second hand to the John Hein Lumber Co of Tony WI (Rusk Co) for its Tony & Northeastern RR.

#466 5-17 1894 to Northwest Lumber Co #1 Stanley Wi. Was later used on Northwestern's Stanley Merrill & Phillips RR.

#475 10-13-1894 to Rust-Owen Lumber Co Drummond Wi (Bayfield Co) Was Drummond & Southwestern RR #2

#546 1-4-1898 to C.A. Goodyear Lumber Co #2 for its operations in Western Oneida and Vilas Counties. Later sold to the Yawkey-Bissell Lumber Co for use on its Arbor Vitae Logging RR also in Vilas Co. It was then sold to the Crane Logging & Lumber Co of Crane (see Sawyer Co page)

#578 9-6-1899 36" guage to A.A. Bigelow of Washburn Wi (Bayfield Co) Was Washburn & Northwestern #6. In 1905 it went to the White River RR (Bayfield Co) and may have been destroyed in a 1912 enginehouse fire.

#604 6-12-1900 to Blackwell & Webb of Westboro (Taylor Co) Used on its Westboro & Northwestern RR. Passed to successor Westboro Lumber Co. In 1921 it was sold to Yawkey-Bissell Lumber Co of White Lake.

#610 1900 to C.A. Goodyear Lumber Co. #3 for use on its Vilas Co operations

#632 11-13-1899 to Alexander-Edgar Lumber Co #2 of Iron River (Bayfield Co)In 1906 it was sold to the Foster-Latimer Lumber Co of Mellen (Ashland Co.) In 1930 it was sold to the Roddis Lumber & Veneer Co of Park Falls (Iron Co)

#637 1901 to Nebagamon Lumber Co of Lake Nebagamon (Douglas Co) Was used on its Hawthorne Nebagamon & Superior RR

#642 3-9-1901 to Minneapolis St.Paul & Ashland RR (Bayfield Co). In 1906 to Bayfield Transfer RR as its #24

#649 Second hand to Gurney Lumber Co of Gurney (Iron Co) as its # 3. It then was owned by a W.A.Curtis of Land O' Lakes (Vilas Co) and then to Hackley-Phelps-Bonnell Lumber Co of Phelps (Vilas Co) in 1921. In 1925 it passed to the Wisconsin-Michigan Lumber Co also of Land O' Lakes.

#683 12-9-1901 to Alexander-Edgar Lumber Co of Iron River (Bayfield Co) as its #4. In 1906 was sold to Holt Lumber Co of Townsend (Oconto Co)

#732 this locomotives 5th owner in 1928 was the Rib Lake Lumber Co of Rib Lake (Taylor Co)

#767 5-19-1903 to J.S. Stearns Lumber Co of Odanah (Ashland Co) as its Ashland Odanah & Marengo RR #2. Then to the Turtle Lake Lumber Co of Winchester (Vilas Co)

#784 9-17-1903 to Holt Lumber Co of Townsend (Oconto Co) as its #3

#792 this locomotives 6th owner in 1928 was the Rib Lake Lumber Co of Rib Lake (Taylor Co)

#831 12-22-1903 to Chippewa Lumber & Boom Co as its #10 for use I think on its Vilas County line

#847 in June of 1920 this locomotive became the property of the J.W. Wells Lumber Co of Menominee Mich. and may or may not have been used on its railroad out of Beechwood Mi that reached into Northern Forest Co

#912 11-22-1904 to Holt Lumber Co as its #4 used at its locations in Bruce Crossing Mich. Was later leased to Holt contractor Sever Anderson of Tipler in 1927. (Forest Co)

#954 11-14-1904 to Connor Land & Lumber Co of Laona (Forest Co) then to the John Schroeder Lumber Co of Ashland Wi(Ashland Co) as its #2 This locomotive was used in Schroeder's Apostle Island operations.

#969 3-3-1905 to Hackley-Phelps-Bonnell Lumber Co of Phelps (Vilas Co) as its #2 later passed to H-P-B successor C.M Christenson

#1500 9-16-1905 to Page & Landeck Lumber Co of Crandon (Forest Co) as its #1 returned to Lima within a year and reshipped as #1755

#1512 5-13-1905 36" guage to F. B. Hiles of Hiles as its #1 (Forest Co) for use on its railroad known as the Hiles & Eastern

#1562 9-23-1905 to Rust-Owen Lumber Co of Drummond (Bayfield Co.) as Drummond & Southwestern #4

#1620 1-4-1906 36" guage to Edward Hines Lumber Co of Cusson (Bayfield Co) as its White River RR #2

#1625 1-8-1906 to R. Connor Lumber Co of Stratford (Marathon Co) as Marathon Co RR #1, then to J. S. Stearns of Odanah (Ashland Co) as Ashland Odanah & Marengo RR #1 then in 1916 to Tipler-Grossman Lumber Co of Tipler (Forest Co) as its #1

#1645 This locomotive's 3rd owner was the Forster-Muellre Lumber Co of Hiles (Forest Co) It the passed to successor Charlie Fish Lumber also of Hiles. It was used there until 1919.

#1659 4-11-1906 to Page & Landeck Lumber Co of Crandon (Forest Co) as its #2. Passed to successor Keith & Hiles Lumber Co. It then passed to the Shawano Timber & Land Co of Nashville (Forest Co) and then in 1926 to the G. W. Jones Lumber Co of Wabeno (Forest Co) as a mill switcher. Later it went to the J.N. Fischer Lumber Co of Wabeno for use as its mill switcher.

#1696 5-21-1906 to Westboro Lumber Co of Westboro (Taylor Co) as its #2 until 1920, then after a brief stint in Minnesota it came back to Westboro Lumber as its #3. Sold for scrap in 1926.

#1704 Second hand to Park Falls Lumber Co of Park Falls (Price & Sawyer Co's) it then passed to the Forest Co Lumber Co of Hiles (Forest County) It was passed to Forest County successor Hiles Lumber Co in 1929 and was sold for scrap in Jan of 1930.

#1738 9-8-1906 to Yawkey-Bissell Lumber Co as its #65 for operations around Trout Lake in Vilas Co.

#1750 10-3-1906 to Goodyear Lumber Co as its #1 for usi in operations around Sayner (Vilas Co)

#1755 (originally #1500) In 1906 to U.S. Leather Co. (Medford Lumber Co) of Medford (Taylor Co) as its #1. It then passed to U.S. Leather subsidiary Rib Lake Lumber Co of Rib Lake. (Taylor Co)

#1797 12-8-1906 to A.H. Stange Lumber Co as its #2 for operations at Star Lake (Vilas Co) After a brief stay in Michigan the locomotive came back to Wisconsin and was operated by the Turtle Lake Lumber Co of Winchester. (Vilas Co)

#1858 Second hand to Jos. Defer Lumber Co of Saxon (Iron Co) as its #1 then to J.S. Stearns Lumber Co. (Ashland Co) as Ashland Odanah & Marengo #7 then to Frank Theiler for his operations on portions of the Marrinette Tomahawk & Western (Lincoln Co) and finallt to Marathon Paper of Rothschild where it was used as a mill switcher. The locomotive was scapped in Aug of 1926.

#1862 Second hand to Park Falls Lumber Co.

#1919 4-26-1907 to C.A. Goodyear Lumber Co of Sayner (Vilas Co)

#1925 7-23-1907 to Foster-Latimer Lumber Co of Mellen (Ashland Co) as its #3, then to Langlade Lumber Co of Antigo (Langlade Co) as its #3

#1930 Second hand to Bissell Lumber Co of Tripoli (Oneida Co)

#1965 8-3-1907 to J.H. Kaiser Lumber Co of Winter (Sawyer Co)

#1989 9-14-1907 to H.W. Wright Lumber Co of Glenbrook (Vilas Co) as its #100

#2035 10-24-1907 to Vilas Co Lumber Co of Winegar (Vilas Co) as its #2 then to sucessors Wm. Bonifas Lumber Co and Boniface-Gorman Lumber Co.

#2057 3-18-1908 to Milwaukee Road as its #1499 and later #25. Used on the Milwaukee's Elm City branch in Lincoln Co. It was leased to Heineman Lumber Company for a portion of this time.

#2060 3-30-1908 to Willow River Lumber Co of Grandview (Bayfield Co) as Superior & Southeastern RR #4. Passed to Willow River successors Park Falls Lumber Co, and Edward Hines Hardwood & Hemlock Co.

#2121 1909 to John Schroeder lumber Co of Cedar (Ashland Co) as its #1 then to Kneeland-McLurg Lumber Co of Phillips (Price Co) as Lake Shore & Eastern RR #1

#2134 1-23-1909 to Sawyer-Goodman Lumber Co of Goodman (Florence Co) as its #10

#2143 3-11-1909 to Sawyer-Goodman Lumber Co of Goodman (Florence Co) as its #9 and passed to Goodman Lumber Co. (Florence Co) as its #9

#2146 3-9-1909 to Mellen Lumber Co of Mellen (Ashland Co) as Mineral Lake & Western #1 then to Scott & Howe of Ironwood Mi (Iron Co) and finally in Feb of 1930 to Boniface-Gorman Lumber Co of Winegar (Vilas Co)

#2171 7-29-1909 to A.H. Stange Lumber Co of Star Lake (Vilas Co) as its #1

#2174 6-3-1908 to Sawyer-Goodman Lumber Co as its #8 for use at Crystal Falls Mi (may have seen service in Wi) then to Northern Sawmill Co of Marrinette as a mill switcher and finally to Goodman Lumber Co. (Florence Co) as its #8

#2177 5-27-1909 to Turtle Lake Lumber Co of Winchester (Vilas Co) as its #10 then to Forest Co Lumber Co of Hiles (Forest Co) as its #10, and finally to Forest County successor Hiles Lumber Co. Scrapped in Jan of 1930

#2249 12-21-1909 to Rice Lake Lumber Co of Loretta (Sawyer Co) as its #1, passed to Rice Lake successors Park Falls Lumber and Edward Hines Hardwood & Hemlock Co. Finally sold to Roddis Lumber & Veneer Co of Park Falls. (Ashland Co) Off Roddis' roster in 1928.

#2261 12-15-1909 to Mellen Lumber Co of Glidden (Ashland Co) for use as Glidden & Southwestern #3, and later as Glidden & Northeastern #3. Then to Menominee Indian Mills of Neopit (Menominee Co) as its #3 then to Bissell Lumber Co of Ladysmith (Sawyer Co)

#2279 2-16-1910 to Holt Lumber Co of Lakewood (Oconto Co) Scrapped at Flander's Spur in 1949

#2292 3-3-1910 to Northwestern Lumber Co of Stanley (Taylor Co) for use as Stanley Merrill & Phillips #10

#2393 11-12-1910 to A.H. Stange Lumber Co of Merrill (Lincoln Co) as its #3, then to Kinzel Lumber Co of Merrill as its #3, and finally to Bissell Lumber Co of Ladysmith (Sawyer Co) as its #3

#2427 3-25-1911 to Menominee indian Mills of Neopit (Menominee Co) as its #1 scrapped 1950

#2469 1910 to New Dells Lumber Co of Kennedy (Price Co) and later in operations at Delco (Sawyer Co) on the Delco & Northern RR.

#2483 36" guage Third hand to Thunder Lake Lumber Co of Rhinelander in 1922 (Oneida Co) scrapped in 1936

#2491 2-9-1912 to Menominee Indian Mills of Neopit (Menominee Co) as its #2

#2492 Third hand to Sever Anderson Logging Co of Long Lake in 11-1924, later to parent Holt Lumber Co as its #14. Scrapped at Flanders Spur in 1939.

#2498 1-4-1912 to Von Platen Lumber Co of Iron Mountain Mi (Florence Co) as its #1, later passed to successor VonPlaten Fox Lumber Co. as its #1. For sale in 1936.

#2513 3-15-1912 To Medford Lumber Co of Medford (Taylor Co) as its #1

#2546 6-1-1912 to Westboro Lumber Co of Westboro (Taylor Co) as its Westboro & Northwestern #3, later passed to neighbor Medford Lumber Co of Medford. (Taylor Co)

#2572 second hand to Northwestern Lumber Co of Stanley (Taylor Co) for use as its Stanley Merrill & Phillips #11.

#2577 9-21-1912 to Wachsmuth Lumber Co of Bayfield (Bayfield Co) as its Bayfield Transfer #1

#2602 1-2-1913 to Wachsmuth Lumber Co of Bayfield as its Bayfield Transfer #2, in 11-1924 to Scott & Howe of Ironwood Michigan (Iron Co). For sale in 1931.

#2656 8-11-1913 to Mohr Lumber Co of Hazelhurst (see Oneida Co) as its #1

#2665 Third Hand to Connor Land & Lumber Co of Laona (Forest Co)

#2685 8-12-1913 to Hackley-Phelps-Bonnell Lumber Co of Phelps (Vilas Co) as its second #2, then to Forest Co Lumber Co of Hiles. In 9-1929 to C.M. Christenson of Phelps (Vilas Co) as its #1.

#2727 10-29-1913 to Morse & Tradewell at Nashville (Forest Co) then in 1920 to Yawkey-Bissell Lumber Co of White Lake (Forest & Langlade Co's) as its #26. Scrapped in 1950.

#2730 1-13-1914 to Underwood Veneer of Crandon (Forest Co), in 1929 to Albert Hess of Cavour (Forest Co) and in 1930 to Flanner- Steger Lumber Co of Blackwell(Forest Co) for use on its Connor-Flanner Railroad.

#2767 1-29-1916 To Sawyer-Goodman Lumber Co of Goodman (Florence Co) as its #5, then to successor Goodman Lumber Co of Goodman (Florence Co) as its #5.

#2784 4-11-1917 to Yawkey-Bissell Lumber Co of White Lake (Forest,Langlade Co's) as its #142

#2815 4-21-1916 to John H. Kaiser Lumber Co of Winter (Sawyer Co) as its #2

#2928 7-2-1917 to Von Platen Lumber Co of Iron Mountain Michigan (Florence Co) as its #4, later passed to successor Von Platen-Fox Lumber Co as its #4. For sale in 1936.

#2939 9-8-1917 to Vilas County Lumber Co of Winegar (Vilas Co) as its #3, passed to successors Wm Boniface Lumber Co and Bonifas- Gorman Lumber Co as their #3 as well.

#2952 12-22-1917 to J.S. Stearns of Odanah (Ashland Co) as its Ashland Odanah & Marengo #6

#2987 Second hand to Mohr Lumber Co (Oneida Co)

#3034 5-5-1919 36" guage to Flanner-Steger Lumber Co of Blackwell (Forest Co) as its #5, in 10/27 to Flanner Lumber Co. (may have been standard guaged and used on the Connor Flanner Railroad.)

#3039 7-10-1919 to R. Connor Lumber Co of Stratford (Marathon Co) as its Marathon County RR #15 then to Connor Land & Lumber of Laona (Forest Co) as its #15.

#3058 Second hand in 10-1921 to Kinzel Lumber Co of New Wood (Lincoln Co) as its #4.

#3117 9-11-1920 to Marathon Lumber of Wausau as a mill switcher, sold within a year to Yawkey-Bissell Lumber Co of White Lake (Forest,Langlade Co's) as its #150.

#3121 5-18-1920 to R. Connor Lumber Co of Stratford (Marathon Co) as its Marathon County RR #4, then to Connor Land & Lumber Co of Laona (Forest Co) as its #4.

#3186 7-27-1922 to Kinzel Lumber Co of New Wood (Lincoln Co) as its #5, then to A.H. Stange Lumber Co as its #5 for use at Merrill (Lincoln Co) and Star Lake (Vilas Co). Out of Service 10-1937.

#3240 10-1-1923 to Oconto Lumber Co as its #10. Scrapped at Carter in 1943.

#3250 Second hand to Connor Land & Lumber Co of Laona (Forest Co) as its #16.

#3258 Second hand to Goodman Lumber Co of Goodman (Florence Co)

Climaxes.

I don't have any builder numbers. I believe that all Climaxes in Wisconsin were of the class B type. The only exception may be that of the Ross Land & Lumber Co.'s 1st one. Source: Tabor & Casler "Climax an unusual steam locomotive."

1.)Ross Land & Lumber Co. Arbor Vitae (Vilas Co) purchased 1893, traded in 1896

2.)Ross Land & Lumber Co. Arbor Vitae (Vilas Co.) purchased 1896, disposition unknown.

3.)Paine Lumber Co. Summitt Lake (Langlade Co.) purchased 1899, passed to successor Langlade Lumber Co. Used on Langlade's Pearson operation as well. It is said that there was a Climax operating around Laona in 1929, and Tabor's book lists the owner as Yawkey Bissell Lbr Co. Y-B had no operations in the Laona area, so I think that this is probably that locomotive. It is the only known Climax to have operated in the state after 1910. Incidentally, this was one of the four or five Class B Climaxes built with horizontal cylinders.

4.)W.A. Osburn Lbr Co. Rib Lake (Taylor Co.) purchased 1902, passed to successor Rib Lake Lumber Co. for sale in Nov. of 1904.

5.)A. J. Mussell Bayfield (Bayfield Co.) Mussel ran trains on the Bayfield Transfer and used what was called the Bayfield Lake Shore & Western RR. Mussell began operations about 1905 and ended them about 1910. It is very possible that this is the same locomotive as that listed in #4.

Heislers.

All Heislers used in Wisconsin had 2 trucks.

#1031 Second hand to Kimball & Clark Lumber Co of Kimball (Iron Co)

#1035 Built 1899. To Ross Land & Lumber Co of Arbor Vitae (Vilas Co) then passed to Ross' successor Yawkey-Bissell Lumber Co also of Arbor Vitae.

#1167 Second hand to Underwood Veneer Co for use on its Forest Co operations.

#1192 built 1910 for Hackley-Phelps-Bonnell Lumber Co of Phelps (Vilas Co) off of H-P-B sometime around 1918.

#1290 Second hand to Consolidated Water Power & Paper Co as its #19-200. A mill switcher at the Biron paper mill. Used into the mid 50's.

#1477 built in 1923 as Bissell Lumber Co #5 for use on its railroad at Tripoli (Oneida Co) sold in 1925 to Roddis Lumber & Veneer of Park Falls (Ashland Co)

#1507 built in 1924 as Bissell Lumber Co #6 for use at Tripoli. Locomotive listed for sale in October of 1926.

#1551 built in 1927 as Roddis Lumber & Veneer #10

unknown. In 1906 the Rib Lake Lumber Co of Rib Lake (Taylor Co) purchased a Heisler Locomotive.

unknown. In 1920 the Sawyer Goodman Lumber Company (Florence Co) purcahsed a Heisler Locomotive.

Dunkirk Engineering Co.

While not well known this company built approximately 50 geared locomotives in the early 1890's. One of them wound up on the Port Edwards Centralia & Northern Railroad which was owned by the J. Edwards Mfg Co of Port Edwards (Wood Co)

Also worth noting is the fact that there were two home made locomotives known to have operated on Wisconsin logging railroads. One was built in the late 1870's by the Union Iron Works of Oshkosh and was used on Wakefield & Trow's tramway out of Merrillan (Jackson Co.) The other was built by the Seyler & Cooks Pinery Iron Works of Stevens Point for the Mannville & Eau Pleine River Railroad in 1881. M&EP was a wooden tramway at the time. (Marathon Co)






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