Part 7 of 8 Locomotive Roster
Last Update:  February 26, 2006
This roster is an attempt to document most, if not all, locomotives that are known to have operated on the Kerry
Railroad Mainline or one of its logging spurs during its operation from 1915-1939.  These include the original
Kerry Timber Co. and the later K-P Timber Co. which operated the Columbia & Nehalem River Mainline as well
as almost a dozen other private logging companies which operated on their own spurs.

So far, 27 individual locomotives are documented below
Locomotives owned and operated by the Kerry Timber Co. (1915-1925)
and/or the K-P Timber Co. (1925-1939)
No. 1 - 1906 2 truck Climax s/n 648
30" drivers, 46000lbs, Aquired 2nd hand, Built for the MT Connell Co., Virginia.  Later purchased by the Murphy Timber Co. to work on a spur off of the Kerry
Railroad,  unknown date.  Purchased by the K-P Timber Co, unknown date, disposition, unknown.
No. 2 - 1906 2 truck Lima Shay s/n 1665
Aquired 6th hand, Class B,  37 ton, Built for Hofius Steel & Equipment Co. Seattle, WA, later purchased by Green Mountain Logging Co in 1924 for use on a
spur they were logging off of the Kerry Railroad.  Aquired by the K-P Timber Co. 1927, and used apparently until abandonment in 1938.   Eventually sold to
Robert Dollar Co. out of Mabel, OR in 1944.  Final disposition, scrapped unknown date.
No. 114 - 1891 Schenedy 0-6-0 s/n 3424
50" drivers, 90000lbs, 18500lb TE, Former Portland Railway and L&P RR locomotive.  Aquired by the K-P Timber Co. No further info.
No. 115 - 1915 2 truck Climax s/n 1337
Class B-45, 33" drivers, 100000lbs, 22000lbs TE, Built for the Kerry Timber Co. in 1915, Listed as a Columbia & Nehalem River RR Locomtoive.  
Sold to the K-P Timber Co. in 1925,  disposition unknown
No. 116 - 1906 2 truck Climax s/n 1333
Class B-50, 33" drivers, 100000lbs, 22000lbs TE, Built for the Palmer-Rupp Logging Co. (their No. 1) for use in Mist off of the Kerry RR.
Sold to the Kerry Timber Co. unknown date, and renumbered No. 116.   Sold to Westport Timber Co. unknown date.  Passed through several hands then
scrapped in 1939.
No. 117 - 1914 Baldwin 2-8-2 s/n 41710
44" drivers, 135000lbs, 27100lbs TE, owned by the K-P Timber unknown date, later to sold Weyerhaeuser unknown date and renumbered No. 109.
disposition unknown.
No. 118 - 1916 Baldwin 2-8-2 s/n 43220
44" drivers, 135000lbs, 27100lbs TE, owned by the K-P Timber unknown date, later sold to Astoria Southern unknown date and renumbered No. 18
disposition unknown
No. 119 - 1911 Baldwin 2-6-2 s/n 36044
44" drivers, former Day Lumber Co. No. 2,  owned by the K-P Timber unknown date,
disposition unknown
No. 120 - 1916 Baldwin 2-6-2T s/n 43213
44" drivers, 118000lbs, 22100lbs TE, owned by the K-P Timber Co. unknown date, sold to Port Orford Cedar  Co. unknown date,
unknown disposition
No. 121 (123?) - 1915 2 truck Climax s/n 1341
33" drivers, 110000lbs, 24200lbs TE, Built for the Jefferson Co. Logging Co., sold to the Kerry Timber Co. sometime prior to 1925, sold to the
K-P Timber Co in 1925,
possibly renumbered No. 123, disposition unknown
No. 122 - 1917 3 truck Climax s/n 1451
35" drivers, 140000lbs, Originally built for the Kerry Timber Co. 1917, sold to the K-P Timber Co. 1925, disposition unknown.
No. 123 - 1915 2 truck Climax s/n 1289
Class B-50, 33" drivers, 100000lbs, purchased from Brix Bros. No. 5 by the Kerry Timber Co. unknown date, sold to the K-P Timber Co in 1925,
sold to the Tideport Logging Co, unknown date, disposition unknown.
No. 124 - 1918 Baldwin 2-6-2T s/n 49223
44" drivers, 120500lbs, 22100lbs TE, owned by the K-P Timber Co. unknown date, sold to Kern & Kibbe. unknown date and renumbered No. 1,
unknown disposition
No. 125 - 1920 Baldwin 2-6-2 s/n 52790
44" drivers, 160000lbs, 31800lbs TE, owned by the K-P Timber Co. unknown date, sold to Santa-Maria RR as their No. 125
unknown disposition
No. 126 - 1924 Baldwin 2-6-2T s/n 57636
44" drivers, 120500lbs, 22100lbs TE, owned by the K-P Timber Co. unknown date, sold to Crossett-Western. unknown date and renumbered No. 7,
unknown disposition
No. 127 - 1920 2 truck Lima Shay s/n 3068
Class B-50, 32" drivers, 100000lbs, 22580lbs TE,  Origonally built for the Kiernan-Flora Lumber Co as their No. 501 for use on a logging spur off of the Kerry
Railroad.  Transfered to the Flora Logging Co in 1924 (Kerry operations - might have been used out of Carlton for a period of time as well)
Sold to the Green Mountain Logging Co.   Sold to the K-P Timber Co. in 1927 and renumbered No. 127.  Disposition unknown.
No. 128 (3?) - 1907 2 truck Lima Shay s/n 1851
Originally built for the Hofius Steel & Equip. Co out of Seattle, WA.   Purchased by the Fishhawk Logging Co. for use on a spur off of the Kerry Railroad in
1915.  Purchased by the following logging Companies which used it on spurs off of the Kerry Line.  Kiernan-Flora Logging Co. in 1920, Flora Logging Co. (as
their #500 in 1923, Green Mountain Logging Co. in 1924, purchased by the K-P Timber Co. in 1928 and renumbered # 128
No. 1(Leased for a few months) - 1918 3 truck Lima Shay s/n 2966
36" drivers, 2 or 3 truck (conflicting data) 146000lbs, 30350lbs TE, Appears to be built by Lima for use at the factory (possibly early wreck or damage at the
factory, rebuilt in 1919 and sold to Hudson Motor Car Co, Detroit, MI.   Purchased by La Dee Logging in Oregon for it's Estacada operation in 1923.  Likely
moved to the La Dee Kerry operations sometime before 1926.   Moved to the Kerry Railroad area for the C. M. Christenson Logging Co. #1 in 1926.   Leased
to the K-P  Timber Co. in 1929.  Sold to George H. Chaney Logging Co in Coquille, OR in late 1929.  Disposition unknown.
La Dee Logging Co.  (Kerry Area Operations) 1918-1934

The La Dee Logging Company has multiple operations.   They had about 1 mile of logging railroad out of Estacada 1923-1926, 30 miles out
of Astoria (Eastern & Western) 1920-1929, 18 miles out of Clatsop (Lewis & Clark) 1918-1922 and finally, operated 5 logging spur miles out
of Kerry, 1918-1934.  Apparently the Porter-Carstens Logging Co. operated on this same spur between 1923-1926.   The following roster of
the locomotives that are known to have operated out of the Kerry Railroad operations.
No. 1- 1918 3 truck Lima Shay s/n 2966
36" drivers, 2 or 3 truck (conflicting data) 146000lbs, 30350lbs TE, Appears to be built by Lima for use at the factory (possibly early wreck or damage at the
factory, rebuilt in 1919 and sold to Hudson Motor Car Co, Detroit, MI.   Purchased by La Dee Logging in Oregon for it's Estacada operation in 1923.  Likely
moved to the La Dee Kerry operations sometime before 1926.   Moved to the Kerry Railroad area for the C. M. Christenson Logging Co. #1 in 1926.   Leased
to the K-P  Timber Co. in 1929.  Sold to George H. Chaney Logging Co in Coquille, OR in late 1929.  Disposition unknown.
No. 3 - 1907 Climax s/n 802
Class B-40, Origionally built for Sorrenson Logging Co. as their No. 2, Sold to Bear Creek Logging on the Kerry Line, renumbered No. 1, Sold to McCall
Logging Co out of Kerry, sold to La Dee Logging Co. sometime prior to 1921, renumbered No. 3.  Sold after 1921, unknown disposition.
No. 2 - 1919 2 truck Lima Shay s/n 3000
85000lbs, 16900lbs TE.  Built for the Siems, Carey-H. S. Kerbaugh Corporation #421.  Sold to La Dee Logging out of Birkenfeld (Kerry RR area) in 1920.
Sold to C. M. Christenson Logging Co. renumbered No. 4 in 1926, but sold a few weeks later to Benson Timber Co. out of Clatskanie, OR.  Later sold to
Deep River Logging Co., Deep River, WA.  Disposition unknown.
No. 7 - 1920 2 Heisler s/n 1432
40" drivers, 130000lbs, purchased from the Eastern & Western Co. out of Astoria and transfered to the Kerry operations,
disposition unknown
Noyes-Holland Logging Co.  (Kerry Area Operations) 1915-1926

This company operated out of Washington and Oregon.  In Washington, they took over the Yeon & Pelton operations.  In Oregon, an unknown
length spur was operated near Rainer and a spur built of the Horseshoe curve on the Kerry Line.  Only the Kerry Line related locomotives are
shown here.
No. 5 - 1907 2 truck Lima Shay s/n 1821
Class B 45-2 32" drivers, 90000lbs, 20350lbs TE, Originally built for the Hofius Steel & Equip. Co. out of Seattle, WA.  Sold Noyes-Holland Logging Co. out of
Rainer unknown date.  Transfered to Kerry operations in 1915.  Eventually sold to Consolidated Logging Co. in 1935 in Glenwood, OR.  Scrapped in 1940.
Converted to an oil burner at some unknown date.
No. 7 - 1903 2 truck Lima Shay s/n 830
32" drivers, 90000lbs, 18750lbs TE, Originally built for the W. D. Hofius & Co. out of Seattle, WA.  Transfered to Noyes-Holland, Kerry division
in 1915.  Was up for sale in 1927, at the Kerry, Oregon.   Sold to Koster Products Co. in 1929.   Scrapped unknown date.
Apparently one rod engine was used as well.
At least the following additional logging companies also
operated spurs off of the Kerry Mainline and their own locomotives.
Bear Creek Logging Company
1916-1922 (conflicting data suggests this company operated out of Kerry after 1926)
(Used 3 geared locomotives, Climax s/n 970 and Climax s/n 802 - see La Dee Roster, Shay s/n 3210)

Christensen Logging Co.
1924-1926 (Used 1 geared locomotive, Shay s/n 2966 - See Kerry Roster)

Fishhawk Logging Co.
1915-1919 (Used 1 geared locomotive, Shay s/n 1851 - See Kerry Roster)

Green Dollar Logging Co.
1922-1927 (Used 2 unknown type geared locomotives)

L.B. Hanna Logging Co.
1923 (Used 1 unknown type geared locomotive)

Kiernan-Flora Logging Co.
1919-1923 (Used 2 geared locomotives, Shay s/n 3068 & Shay s/n 1851 - See Kerry Roster)

Murphy Timber Co.  
1919-1923 (Used 2 geared locomotives, Climax s/n 648 - See Kerry Roster - and Climax s/n 1033)

Palmer-Rupp Logging Co.
1917-1918 (Used 1 geared locomotive, Climax s/n 1333 - See Kerry Roster)

Palmer-Owen Logging Co.
(Taken over by the Westport Logging Co.) 1917-1920 (Used 1 geared locomotive, possibly Climax s/n 1019 photo)
Most data was aquired from the following sources:

Enclyclopedia of Western Railroad History Volume III,
Shaylocomotives.com
Climaxlocomotives.com
Logging Railroads of the West by Kramer Adams

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A snapshot in time: The Kerry Roster as of December 31, 1919:

7 - rod engines
3- geared engines
5 - flat cars
154 - logging trucks
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