Our Staff of Shay Historians
Rick Henderson : General Research, Publisher Bio
John Benson: Technical Owners Research Bio
George R. Kadelak :Technical Research Lima Records

Major Contributors
Thomas Lawson Jr. Shay Historian, Author
David W Braun Shay Historian, Author
Chih-wen Jason Hung, Alishan Forestry Ry Historian, Author
Dan Rowe Shay Mechanical Data Research
Brian Rumary Shay Historian, Technical Research

Additional Shay Information Links

TimberTimes, Inc.
Tall Timber Short Lines

"Shay Photos from the Kadelak Collection"
1400+ Shay related photos on CD

Allen County Historical Society, Lima OH
Source for over 300 Builders Photos

The Locomotive World
University of Michigan Special Collections Library

The California State Railroad Museum Library
Over 100,000 construction drawings and specifications
from the Lima Locomotive Works

The Locomotives of Cass
Cass Scenic RR in WV

Mountain State Railroad & Logging Historical Association
Cass Scenic RR Information & News

Shay Geared Steam Locomotives
A variety of geared locomotives with nice Shay pages

Shay Locomotive Related Publications

"Last Of The 3 Foot Loggers"
Story of the West Side Lumber Company

by Allan Krieg ©1962 Pacific Railway Journal [out of print]
Later editions by Golden West Books

"Pacific Coast Shay - Strong Man of the Woods"
by Dan Ranger, Jr. ©1964 by Pacific Railroad Publications, Inc. [out of print]

"The Shay Locomotive - Titan of the Timber"
by Michael Koch ©1971 World Press Inc. [out of print]

"Train Shed Cyclopedia No. 34, Shays and Other Geared Locomotives "
©1975 Newton K Gregg, Publisher. [out of print]

"Lima - the History"
by Eric Hirsimaki ©1986 Hundman Publishing Inc., [out of print]

"Shay - the Supplement"
Corrections to The Shay Locomotive - Titan of the Timber

by Thomas Lawson Jr. ©1998 Cabbage Stack Publishing, [available]

"West Side Pictorial"
by Mallory Hope Ferrell ©2000 Heimburger House Publishing Co. [available]

"Shay Logging Locomotives at Cass, West Virginia, 1900-1960"
by Philip V. Bagdon ©2001 TLC Publishing [available]

"Meadow River Lumber Company"
by Philip V. Bagdon ©2002 TLC Publishing [available]