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 Post subject: Reference Manuals for Shays and Other Geared Locomotives
PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:44 pm 

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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.


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 Post subject: Re: Reference Manuals for Shays and Other Geared Locomotives
PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:36 pm 

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I have an operators manual published by Heisler.


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

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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.


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 Post subject: Re: Reference Manuals for Shays and Other Geared Locomotives
PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:20 pm 

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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.

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

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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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