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Feather River Railway's #2 & #3 Shays  ~ published by Single Shot Gallery.
Softbound (8½" x 11") - 30 pages of photos and text  -  Ordering Information from Single Shot Gallery 

"Feather River 90-ton Shay locomotives featured in a special double-header fan trip, circa 1963-just before the building of the Oroville Dam, California.  Photo “fan trip” with color/black & white photos illustrating the West’s largest oil burning Shays in a double-header crossing the Feather River… Visit Sierra Railroad, CA at Jamestown and see spectacular views of ex-Feather River 90-3 on the turntable, along with plenty of up close detail shots.  Special section of Lima Locomotive Works, Inc. service bulletins and data sheet are included giving the reader a complete insider’s view of the Feather River Railway’s 90-3 Class “C” Shay makeup: operational specifications, measurements, standard & alternate equipment, gearing, fuel-water & steam-consumption… plus much more.  Included, bound with the Feather River Railway book, are two reprinted actual Fan Trip brochures by Georgia Pacific & Sierra Mountain Railway Club, both illustrating this once-in-a-life-time fan trip."  ~  Single Shot Gallery

The Geared Locomotives of Dunkirk ~  by David M. Hoffman

Details the obscure Dunkirk Engineering Works of Dunkirk, New York.   In its brief 5 year history, the company built approximately 50 uniquely designed geared steam locomotives.   Owner roster, black and white photographs and drawings are included.

Steam in the Redwoods

 

Heisler Geared Locomotives Catalog ~ by Heisler Locomotive Works  Heisler Geared Locomotives Catalog

"In 1892 Charles Heisler received a patent for a new kind of geared locomotive. Equipped with twin canted cylinders, the engine utilized a driveshaft to power outboard axles and connecting rods to power the inboard axles. As a result of this vee-twin arrangement, the Heisler was one of the fastest geared steam locomotives, providing more power with lower operating costs. Over 600 Heislers were produced from the 1890 s until 1941, when the Heisler Locomotive Works closed its doors. This reproduction of the company's illustrated catalog dates from the 1920's. It shows the full line of Heisler products and presents a compelling argument for their use.
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The Heisler Locomotive 1891 - 1941 ~ published by Benjamin Kline Lima-Hamilton
The Heisler Locomotive 1891 - 1941
The definitive history of the Heisler geared  locomotive and the companies that produced it.  199 pages of text, photographs, diagrams and rosters.

Lima Shays On The Greenbrier, Cheat & Elk Railroad Company ~ by Kyle Neighbors
Lima Shays On The Greenbrier, Cheat & Elk Railroad Company
Burlington Route Steam Locomotive Photos
"A photograph collection of Shay locomotives built by the Lima Locomotive Works in Ohio, that were on the old Greenbrier, Cheat & Elk Railroad in and around Cass, West Virginia.   30 pages " 

Little BookCliff Railway: The Life and Times of a Colorado Narrow Gauge ~ by Lyndon J. Lampert
Little BookCliff Railway: The Life and Times of a Colorado Narrow Gauge
"For nearly four decades, this unique little narrow gauge that traversed an eleven-mile stretch of high desert between Grand Junction, Colorado, and the Book Cliff coal mines, brought economic growth and stability to the Grand Junction area. ... It is the story of a Shay-powered, coal-hauling railroad, small enough to have nicknamed its little steam locomotives, yet ambitious enough to nearly succeed as one of the west's major transcontinental trunk lines."

NO1-SHAY Service Manual, Instructions for Care of the Shay Locomotive ~ reprinted by Single Shot Gallery
Softbound (8½" x 11") -  32 pages - Ordering Information from Single Shot Gallery 

Reprints taken from the Lima Locomotive Works Company 'Service Bulletins' originally published during the early 1920's.
Contains step-by-step self instructions instrumental in the upkeep and servicing of the Lima Company product line of geared Shay locomotives.   


NO2-Instructions for the Care of the Geared SHAY Locomotive ~ reprinted by Single Shot Gallery
Softbound (8½" x 11") -  32 pages - Ordering Information from Single Shot Gallery 

Reprints from rare, out of print, instruction sheets No. 5 through 11 as originally distributed by the Lima Locomotive Works' manager of service, Mr. K. Tate, July 1923.    

MDC Shay Handbook ~ by Jeff Johnston
MDC Shay Handbook  model die casting shay roundhouse shay
"Your complete guide to building, fine-tuning, and finishing the Model Die Casting Shay locomotive kit. 
 The Shay's complex running gear can be tricky to get running right, causing many of us to put the construction of the kit "on hold" for a while. No more! Let MDC Shay expert Jeff Johnston show you how to get that Shay running like a top, including sections on aftermarket parts like NWSL gear sets, DCC, plus sections on finishing and weathering. This lavishly-illustrated, step-by-step book will help you make your MDC Shay look and run like an expensive brass import! " ~ Oso Publishing

Pacific Coast Shay : Strong Man of the Woods  ~ by Dan Ranger
Pacific Coast Shay : Strong Man of the Woods
Details and depicts the "Pacific Coast"  model of the famous Shay geared steam locomotive.

Pacific Coast Type Shay, Class C 3-Truck ~ reprinted by Single Shot Gallery
Softbound (8½" x 11") - 18 pages, hand assembled and stapled.  - Ordering Information from Single Shot Gallery 

Reprints taken from Lima Locomotive Works Company 'Service Bulletins' covering the Pacific Type Class Shay (90 ton, 3-PC-13) originally published during the early 1920's. Contains Service Bulletin No. 31 and an unnumbered specification form for the ‘First’ Pacific Coast Type Shay. 

The Railroad That Lighted Southern California ~ by Hank Johnston   - source #2
The Railroad That Lighted Southern California
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The story of Southern California Edison's Big Creek Project and the San Joaquin & Eastern Railroad.  One of the most fabulous, and certainly the crookedest railroad ever built.  It was built in 157 days in 1912 by Henry Huntington to furnish transportation for the construction of Big Creek, the largest hydro-electric project in the world at that time."  ~ Several photos of Shay and Climax locomotives
Repair Parts for SHAY Geared Locomotives (Reprint) ~ published by Single Shot Gallery.
"Covering the Class A, B, C, & D Shay Locomotives"
Softbound (11" x 8 ½" ) - 58 pages. -  hand assembled and stapled. 

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