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Long Bell 5, Longview


Long Bell\'s #5 is a 50 ton, 2-truck, Shay built by Lima in 1924. It was placed on display in Longview\'s Civic Center Park in 1956. It was trucked out of the park in March 1998 to a location at the Port of Longview where it was to be restored to operation for the City of Longview\'s Diamond Jubilee. However, the web page they had on the Diamond Jubilee web site was only updated sporadically, and I\'ve not heard a word since the Jubilee web pages were taken down. It\'s current status, location and condition are unknown to me. I\'ve heard rumors that it\'s close to being operational, but I can never track them back to a credible source.