Originally numbered 3, this Shay began service at Raine Lumber Company, Honeydew, West Virginia in 1920. Meadow River Lumber Company at Rainelle, acquired the engine in 1935 and re-numbered it #7.
Shay #7 arrived at Cass Scenic Railroad, West Virginia in 1964. Like Shay #4, this class C-70 Shay represents the typical locomotive built by Lima for West Virginia loggers in the 1920's. Over the years Shay 7 acquired a heavy steel "streamlined" cab and a huge cinder-catching smokestack. Unfortunately, trouble has occurred with one of the boiler courses of this classic engine, and it has fallen into disrepair. Some of #7's parts have gone to other engines such as #4.
|Builder No.: 3131||Date in Service: October 23, 1920|
|Class: C-70||Trucks: 3|
|Bore: 12 inches||Stroke: 15 inches|
|Drivers: 36 inches||Weight: 80 Tons|
|Black & white of #7 right side.||Black & white of #7 and #5 going down the mountain.||#7 pushing some passenger cars up an incline.|