Shay 2147 (Class C, 70 Ton, Built 1909)
June, July, August & October:
Daily and Saturday 10-5, Sunday 1-5
April, May & September, November:
Saturday 10-5, Sunday 1-5
December through March:
By appointment only (email or call)
Little River Railroad and Lumber Company
PO Box 211
Townsend, TN 37882
We need your support!
The Little River Museum is a 501(3)c non-profit corporation. All
Membership Dues are tax-deductible. We are supported by these dues, by donations, and by sales from our gift shop. We invite you to join us to help continue the preservation efforts. Dues are modest, at $21.47 per year, to
honor Number 2147, the last remaining Shay Locomotive to have run on
the Little River. Life Memberships are $200.
Annual Membership renewal or new Annual Membership HERE
Lifetime Membership upgrade or new Lifetime Membership HERE
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We also need volunteers to help with our projects. Please email us.
The First 2-4-4-2 Articulated:
Working with the Baldwin Locomotive Works in Philadelphia, the Little River created the first 2-4-4-2 articulated steam locomotive, which came to be known as the "Little River" type.