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
Russ Bonny, Webmaster
Steve Hauff, RR Historian
Tony Howe, RR Historian
Thomas Lawson Jr., Shay Historian, Author
David Price, RR Historian
Dan Rowe, Shay Mechanical Data Research
David Thomas, Geared Locomotive Historian

Additional Shay Information Links

Shay Photo CD from Geroge R. Kadelak
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

Title, Author, Year, Publisher
Brief History Of Cass, A, George Deike, 2002, George Deike
Cass Scenic Railroad Of West Virginia, Frederick A. Kramer, 1977, Carstens Publications
Crookedest Railroad in the World, The: A History of the Mt. Tamalpais & Muir Woods Railroad of California, T.G. Wurm and A. C. Graves, 1960 (1954), Trans-Anglo Books
Georgetown and the Loop, P. R. Griswold, R. H. Kindig and Cynthia Trombly, 1988, Rocky Mountain Railroad Club
Georgetown Loop - A Capsule History and Guide, The: Historic Mining and Railroad Park, 1986, Colorado Historic Society
Kinsey Photographer, The Locomotive Portraits, Vol. 3,Dave Bohn and Rodolfo Petschek, 1978, Black Dog & Leventha
Kinsey's Locomotives (Postcard Books) by Whatcom Museum of History and Art, Darius Kinsey, 1996, Pomegranate Communications Inc, US
Lakeside and Marblehead Railroad, The, Dean K. Fick, 2000, Montevallo Historical Press
Last Of The 3-foot Loggers, Allan Krieg, 1977 (1964), Golden West Books
Lima Shays on the Greenbrier Cheat & Elk Railroad Company, The, Kyle Neighbors, 1969, McClain Printing Co.
Lima The History, Eric Hirsimaki, 1986, Hundman Publishing
Logging Railroad Era of Lumbering in Pennsylvania Series: 13 booklets by Walter C. Casler, Benjamin F. G. Kline Jr and Thomas T. Taber III
Logging Railroads In Skagit County, Dennis Thompson, 1989, Northwest Short Line
Logging Railroads of Alabama, Thomas Lawson Jr., 1996, Cabbage Stack Publications
Logging Railroads of South Carolina, Thomas Fetters, 1989, Heimburger House Publishing Co.
Logging Railroads of the Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains Volume 1: Cold Mountain, Black Mountain and White Top, Thomas Fetters, 2007, Timber Times, Inc.
Logging Railroads of the Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains Volume 2: Tallulah Falls, Anna Ruby Falls and Jeffrey's Hell, Thomas Fetters, 2010, Timber Times, Inc.
Logging South Cheat: The History of the Snowshoe Lands, Dr. George H. Deike III, 1978, Dr. George H. Deike
Mapleton Tram, The: The Line of the Diminutive Shay Locomotives, John Knowles, 2004, John Knowles
Minnesota Logging Railroads, Frank A. King, 1981, Golden West Books
Pacific Coast Shay, Strong Man of the Woods, Ralph D. (Dan) Ranger, 1964, Golden West Books
Pino Grande, Logging Railroads of the Michigan-California Lumber Co. 1st. Edition, Robert Stephen Polkinghorn, 1966, Howell-North Books
Railroads in the Woods, John T. Labbe and Vernon Goe, 1995, Oso Publishing
SHAY - The Supplement, Thomas Lawson Jr., 1998, Cabbage Stack Publications
Shay Locomotive, The Titan of the Timber, Michael Koch, 1971, World Press
Shay Locomotives In Australia, Arthur Winzenried and Stephen Martin, 1982, APW Productions
Shay Logging Locomotives At Cass, West Virginia, 1900-60, Philip V. Bagdon, 2001, TLC Publishing
Shays in the Valley: A History of the Wolgan Valley Railway, George O'Brien and Dennis Hicks, 1999, New South Wales Rail Transport Museum, Australia
Shays on the Switchbacks: A History of the Narrow Gauge Lenora, Mt. Sicker Railway - Revised Edition, Elwood White, 1973 (1963), British Columbia Railway Historical Association
Soldiers in the Woods, The U.S. Army's Spruce Production Division in World War One, Rod Crossley, 2014, Timber Times
Stairway to the Stars: Colorado's Argentine Central Railway (Colorado Rail Annual No. 26), Dan Abbott, 2005, Colorado Railroad Museum
Steam and Thunder in the Timber. The Saga of the Forest Railroads, Michael Koch, 1979, World Press
Train Shed Cyclopedia #34, Shays and Other Geared Locos, Newton K. Gregg, 1975, Newton K. Gregg
West Side Pictorial, Mallory Hope Ferrell, 2000, Heimburger House Publishing Co.
West Side: Narrow Gauge in the Sierra, Mallory Hope Ferrell, 1979, Pacific Fast Mail
West Virginia Logging Railroads, William E. Warden, 1994, TLC Publishing
West Virginia Railroads Volume 5: Geared Logging Locomotives, Thomas W. Dixon, 2013, TLC Publishing
West Virginia's Last Logging Railroad: Meadow River Lumber Company, Philip V. Bagdon, 2002, TLC Publishing