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Work Typeblack and white photograph
TitleSteam Engine, Shay Type Engine, Hurley, Virginia
CreatorAugust A. Thieme,Jr
MaterialBlack & White
NotesBig Sandy & Cumberland Railroad #7, Locomotive,Steam Engine, Hurley,Virginia, narrow gauge Narrow gauge built to 36", regauged to 42" at time of photo, Big Sandy & Cumberland Railroad #7, W. M. Ritter Lumber Co., owners, Lima Locomotive Works, (Ohio) shop number 2519 built 2/17/1912.Neg#15720-B Aug.1931, believed to be from August A. Thieme, Jr collection. Railroad owned by W. M. Ritter Lumber Co. Locomotive was Lima Locomotive Works,(Lima,Ohio) shop number 2519 when built on 2/17/1912. Narrow gauge locomotive originally built to 36" gauge, later regauged to operate at a 42" gauge. Source: "The Shay Locomotive - Titan of the Timber" by Michael Koch @1971 World Press, Inc per David Thomas, Geared Steam Locomotive Works
SourceNorfolk & Western Historical Photograph Collection