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  • 1-2 The Marker 1-2 The Marker
  • 1-2 The marker with locomotive display in back 1-2 The marker with locomotive display in back
  • 1-2 The front of the locomotive display 1-2 The front of the locomotive display
  • 1-2 The Shay Engine; Harrod, Ohio 1-2 The Shay Engine; Harrod, Ohio
  • 1-2 Another View 1-2 Another View
  • 1-2 Building 1-2 Building
  • 1-2 Train Display 1-2 Train Display
  • 1-2 Train Display 1-2 Train Display
  • 1-2 #765  in the CVNP 1-2 #765 in the CVNP
  • 1-2 It's BIG !! 1-2 It's BIG !!
  • 1-2 Lima Locomotive Works 1-2 Lima Locomotive Works
  • 1-2 Lima Locomotive Works 1-2 Lima Locomotive Works
  • 1-2 Lima Locomotive Works 1-2 Lima Locomotive Works
Title, side A
Lima Locomotive Works
Text, side A
One of America's largest and best known steam locomotive builders, the Lima Locomotive Works built 7,752 locomotives between 1879 and 1951. It rose to success building the patented Shay geared locomotive, an innovative design that became the standard for railroad logging. In the early 20th century Lima began building mainline locomotives, exemplified by the "Super-Power" 2-8-4 Berkshire, which used superheated steam and an enlarged firebox for unprecedented power and speed. Introduced in 1925, it showcased Lima's technological prowess. The "loco works" employed workers of many nationalities, fostering a legacy of ethnic diversity in Lima. Often several generations of the same family worked in the same shop, a practice that encouraged loyalty and a tradition of craftsmanship passed to succeeding generations.
Location
Corner of Shawnee and Elm St. at Lincoln Park Train Exhibit