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Shay Locomotive #4. Photo by Maggie Craig, LibbyMT.com.
Shay Locomotive #4

On its way . Photo by Maggie Craig, LibbyMT.com.
On its way

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Shay locomotive moved to restoration shed
by Maggie Craig
Original post December 27, 2011 | Updated December 29, 2011

Editor's Update, Dec. 29, 2011: We've added more photos to this story. Thank you to Duane Williams, KLCB-KTNY Radio, for additional pictures.
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The Heritage Museum's Shay locomotive made the remainder of its trip December 22 to its restoration shed, where it will be refurbished and restored to running condition. The shed, the original engine house, is located behind the cook shack on the museum grounds. The engine was moved about halfway December 3, along temporary track laid through the museum's parking lot, and moved the rest of the way last week. With the efforts of several dedicated volunteers, the Shay is on its way to being restored.

The restoration is being started through a grant from the National Railway Historical Society. The grant won't be enough to finish the job, however, so donations are being accepted to help "Ol' Four Spot" return to its former glory. Anyone wishing to donate to the Shay's restoration can contact the Heritage Museum through its web site at libbyheritagemuseum.org.

Photos by Maggie Craig-LibbyMT.com and Duane Williams, KLCB-KTNY Radio



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  • Who let the train out?. Photo by Duane Williams, KLCB-KTNY Radio.
    Who let the train out?
    Photo by Duane Williams, KLCB-KTNY Radio, copyright 2011.

    Standing tall. Photo by Duane Williams, KLCB-KTNY Radio.
    Standing tall
    Photo by Duane Williams, KLCB-KTNY Radio, copyright 2011.

    Shay. Photo by Duane Williams, KLCB-KTNY Radio.
    Shay
    Photo by Duane Williams, KLCB-KTNY Radio, copyright 2011.

    Forklift. Photo by Duane Williams, KLCB-KTNY Radio,.
    Forklift
    Photo by Duane Williams, KLCB-KTNY Radio, copyright 2011.

    Confabing. Photo by Duane Williams, KLCB-KTNY Radio.
    Confabing
    Photo by Duane Williams, KLCB-KTNY Radio, copyright 2011.

    Olí Four Spot. Photo by Duane Williams, KLCB-KTNY Radio.
    Olí Four Spot
    Photo by Duane Williams, KLCB-KTNY Radio, copyright 2011.

    Close-up view. Photo by Duane Williams, KLCB-KTNY Radio.
    Close-up view
    Photo by Duane Williams, KLCB-KTNY Radio, copyright 2011.

    A workhorse in its day. Photo by Maggie Craig, LibbyMT.com.
    A workhorse in its day
    Photo by Maggie Craig, LibbyMT.com.

    Looking it over. Photo by Maggie Craig, LibbyMT.com.
    Looking it over

    Rocke Gifford rings the bell. Photo by Maggie Craig, LibbyMT.com.
    Rocke Gifford rings the bell

    Getting started. Photo by Maggie Craig, LibbyMT.com.
    Getting started

    Making progress. Photo by Maggie Craig, LibbyMT.com.
    Making progress

    Help from the forklift. Photo by Maggie Craig, LibbyMT.com.
    Help from the forklift

    This takes a soft touch. Photo by Maggie Craig, LibbyMT.com.
    This takes a soft touch

    Come again. Photo by Maggie Craig, LibbyMT.com.
    Come again

    A gentle tug. Photo by Maggie Craig, LibbyMT.com.
    A gentle tug

    A little closer.... Photo by Maggie Craig, LibbyMT.com.
    A little closer...

    Almost to the cook shack. Photo by Maggie Craig, LibbyMT.com.
    Almost to the cook shack

    Getting there. Photo by Maggie Craig, LibbyMT.com.
    Getting there
      

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