THEN: The 1922 Shay Before Moving Day

NOW: Arrived to Our Museum Oct. 8, 2021

1922 Shay No. 8 Locomotive

The 1922 West Side Lumber #8 3-truck Shay was relocated from the Royal Gorge Route Railroad in Canon City, CO to the museum’s Interpretive Center! It was transported by truck to Granby and then a crane service assisted with positioning the locomotive onto the display track. If you’re interested in watching the Shay’s move, click here. (Special thanks to 719 LifeStyle!)

About the Shay #8 Locomotive

West Side Lumber Narrow Gauge 3-truck Shay #8 was built in 1922 by the Lima Locomotive Works in Lima, OH. It weighs 154,400 lbs and has 12” x 15” cylinders and 34” drivers. An oil burner, it operated at a boiler pressure of 200 psi delivering 36,150 lbs tractive effort.

In 1966, #8 was sold to Malarkey Wall in Banks, OR. In 1977, it was leased to the Colorado Central Narrow Gauge Railroad in Silver Plume, CO, and operated on the Georgetown Loop. In 2004, it moved to Georgetown, CO for display and, four years later, was relocated to the Royal Gorge Route Railroad in Canon City, CO. On October 8, 2021, it arrived at Moffat Road Railroad Museum to become the centerpiece of an exhibit featuring the logging and sawmill industry in the 20’s and 30’s.

In the News

Check out the articles written about the arrival of the 1922 Shay Locomotive:
• Sky-Hi News: “Granby railroad museum adds Shay No. 8 to collection”
• Sky-Hi News: “Granby museum to acquire steam locomotive”

Locomotive Restoration

It is quite costly to transport this steam locomotive to our museum in October of 2021. If you would like to volunteer your time and/or donate to the project, we would be very grateful. To allocate your donation to this project specifically, please mention the 1922 Locomotive Project in the optional ‘Write a note’ section in the donation form.

Family Train Ride

Coming Soon! Our train, that can accommodate both children and adults, is currently being custom built. We hope to have it up and running late summer 2024! Tickets will be available for purchase inside the Visitor Center for $4 per person. 

Stay tuned for more info about the new family train ride!

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