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Shay Geared Locomotives No. S-4 Catalog ~ reprinted by Single Shot Gallery 
Softbound (8" x 11") - 32 pages

Much never before seen material for the first-time reader. Includes the Lima Class A, 2-truck; Class B, 2-truck and the Class C, 3-truck Shay series.    

Shay Geared Locomotive Engine & Parts Catalog ~ by Lima Locomotive Works  1921 Shay Geared Locomotive Engine & Parts Catalog

"This book consists of a replica of two vintage catalogs from the Lima Locomotive Works. The first shows Lima's line of Shay locomotives circa 1921. The second is a spare parts catalog with maintenance information. Featuring descriptive text and photos, this book is a wonderful resource for anyone interested in the age of steam. In 1877, Ephraim Shay came up with a radical design for a logging locomotive that featured a side- mounted set of cylinders. These drove drive shafts, which powered the wheels of both the locomotive and tender. This geared locomotive offered a distinct advantage, in that the entire weight of the engine developed tractive effort. The Lima Locomotive Works of Lima, Ohio, produced the first Shay in 1880. Less than a decade later, the company was producing five different types of Shays, and shipping them throughout the world."

The Shay Locomotive - Titan of The Timber ~ by Michael Koch
The Shay Locomotive - Titan of The Timber
Foot Loggers
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The definitive book on the Shay locomotive, the preponderant locomotive of choice of the logging industry, consisting of 486 pages of text, photographs, color art, and builder's construction list of every Shay built.  A perceptive biography of the inventor, the exciting story of the colorful logging industry in its heyday, and a corporate history of the Lima Locomotive Works and the Shay locomotives it built".
Shay Logging Locomotives at Cass, West Virginia 1901-1960 ~ by Philip V. Bagdon
"The complete history of each geared steam locomotive used by the lumber companies which operated the logging railroad out of Cass, WV, one of the largest lumbering operations in West Virginia and the Eastern U.S., including: West Virginia Spruce Lumber Co. (Greenbrier & Elk River RR), West Virginia Pulp and Paper Co. (Greenbrier, Cheat & Elk RR), and The Mower Lumber Company.  Detailed data on each of the Shays (and one Climax) used by these companies in lumbering the great forests of Pocahontas county, including some of the biggest (4-truck) examples of the type."  ~ TLC Publishing
Hardbound, 112 pages, 100+ illustrations. 
~ Shay Logging Locomotives at Cass, West Virginia 1901-1960

Shay Patent and Direct Locomotive Catalog ~ by Lima Locomotive Works   Shay Patent and Direct Locomotive Catalog

"In 1877, Ephraim Shay designed a steam locomotive that featured a side-mounted set of cylinders. These in turn drove longitudinal shafts, which powered the wheels of both the locomotive and tender. This geared locomotive developed terrific tractive effort. The Lima Locomotive Works of Ohio, produced the first Shay locomotive in 1880. A little more than two decades later, when this catalog was produced, the company was producing three different classes of Shays. The last engine was built in 1945 and still operates at the Cass Scenic Railroad in West Virginia. This reproduction catalog is a wonderful resource for the model railroader, train spotter, and rail enthusiast"

Shay: The Supplement ~ by Thomas Lawson Jr.
Shay: The Supplement
This is a "supplement" to the Michael Koch book entitled "The Shay Locomotive - Titan of The Timber".  It contains new and corrected roster information as well as revised technical details on many of the individual Shay locomotives noted in the Koch book.   Also included are several photos not in the original book.   

Stairway To The Stars - Colorado's Argentine Central Railway ~ by Dan Abbott  ~ source #2 lectric Interurban Railways in America
Stairway To The Stars - Colorado's Argentine Central Railway
The book details the history and operations of the narrow gauge Argentine Central Railway.  This early tourist railway used 7 Shay locomotives (at various times) to carry passengers to the summit of Mount McClellan near Silver Plume, Colorado.  

Steam & Thunder in the Timber : Saga of the Forest Railroads ~ by Michael Koch ~ source #2  ~ Steam & Thunder in the Timber  ~Steam  and Thunder in the Timbereisler
528 pages of mostly geared steam locomotive photos and text depicting their use in the timber and logging industry.

The Willamette Locomotive - by Steve Hauff and Jim Gertz - Oso Publishing - 1997
This books details the brief but historically important entry into the manufacture of geared steam locomotives by The Willamette Iron & Steel Works of Portland Oregon.   In addition to the Willamette engine, the authors provide the reader with a detailed and illustrated background to other geared locomotives; shays, climaxes, heislers, and a few odd-ball "home-brewed" geared engines.  The book reads very well and is profusely illustrated with quality photographs of the Willamette, shay, heisler, climax engines and the  Willamette company.  ~ The Willamette Locomotive

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