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Author:  RookieFireman [ Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:44 pm ]
Post subject:  Reference Manuals for Shays and Other Geared Locomotives

Hello all,

I am currently looking for available reference manuals or other resources for Shays and other such geared locomotives.

I have a small collection of the ICS manuals, but I do not believe I have seen any books in that series that pertain to geared locomotives. Books similar to the ICS series would be what I have in mind with my inquiry.

Thanks in advance.

Author:  John T [ Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:36 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Reference Manuals for Shays and Other Geared Locomotives

I have an operators manual published by Heisler.

Author:  Bobharbison [ Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:19 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Reference Manuals for Shays and Other Geared Locomotives

Step 1: Buy a rod locomotive...

There are some excellent reference books out there about Shays, Heislers, Climaxes and Willamette but they're historical, not technical.

Sadly, I don't recall ever seeing anything like the ICS manuals for geared locos. Obviously, some of it will carry over, things like pistons and valves, but there is much that will not.

Author:  Kelly Anderson [ Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:20 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Reference Manuals for Shays and Other Geared Locomotives

These titles were all reprinted by McClain Printing Co. several decades ago.

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They are all available on Abebooks.com:

Shay Instruction Sheets.

Repair Parts for Shay Geared Locomotives.

Instructions for the Care of Shay Geared Locomotives.

Author:  RookieFireman [ Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:40 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Reference Manuals for Shays and Other Geared Locomotives

Kelly Anderson wrote:
These titles were all reprinted by McClain Printing Co. several decades ago.

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They are all available on Abebooks.com:

Shay Instruction Sheets.

Repair Parts for Shay Geared Locomotives.

Instructions for the Care of Shay Geared Locomotives.



Much appreciated Mr. Anderson, these are exactly what I had in mind.

I'm a fireman on a normal rod engine, but after a return trip to Cass this past weekend I wanted to see what I could do to learn more about what was in front of me :-)

I visited Durbin as well of course, and would be curious to learn more about the operations of a Heisler as well.

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