A three truck Shay, this locomotive was built by the Lima Locomotive Works in 1923 for the Anaconda Copper
Mining Company in Bonner, MT, as #5. Two years later, it was out of service with its square shafts removed, and it’s not clear whether it went back into service for Anaconda Mining.
In 1962, #5 was sold to the railfan Jack Hoover of Greenough, MT, and went on display at the Mehmke Steam Museum in Fife, MT. In 2005, it was bought by the Arizona State Railroad Museum and underwent cosmetic restoration at the Grand Canyon Railway shops in Williams, AZ. In March 2007, it went on display at the Grand Canyon Railway Depot in Williams lettered for the Saganaw & Manistee Lumber Company that used to operate out of Williams (the only Shay to operate for the Manistee Lumber has not survived).
#5 weighs 141,000 lbs. It is a coal burner with three vertically mounted 12” x 15” cylinders, and operated at a boiler pressure of 200 psi delivering 30,350 lbs tractive effort. The bunker has a capacity of 5 tons of coal and the water tank holds 3,000 gallons.
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