Shay #8 on display at,
Cañon City, CO, 5/07/09.
Shay's were 1 of 3
geared locomotive designs [Climax and Heisler
are the other 2]; and were built by a number of manufacturers. Shays
have a left offset boiler and a
3 vertical cylinder engine on the right side. A driveshaft
drives either 2 or 3 (shown) trucks.
This locomotive last ran on the Georgetown Loop (GBL).
Shay #12 on display at the Colorado
Railroad Museum, Golden, CO, 4/17/06. This locomotive
is considered operational and last ran on the Georgetown Loop (GBL).
Shay #1 on display at Columbia
Falls, MT, 8/19/08. This locomotive was built in 1904 and
retired in 1964. This is a 2-truck Shay and the photo
shows the non-mechanical side with ash pit below the frame.
Simpson Timber Shay #7 on display at Sheldon, WA,
locomotives were popular in logging operations; they had good
capability, could handle sharp curves, and tolerated poor quality
trackwork. 2700+ Shay locomotives were built; the last one