The Illustrated History
Expected for release in mid-to-late 2020
A new large hardback book compiled by the staff of ShayLocomotives.com
Book update, June 5, 2019
We selected a publisher who is well known for high quality books, which takes considerable time with larger books; the Shay book is larger than normal.
It will be at least 2020 before it is printed. After 20 years of research and 13-years creating the manuscript, we are all anxious to get the book in hand.
Note: After submission to publisher, new data has been uncovered and is shown in blue on site data sheets
We are not sure how many of you have published a 640 page history book
with over 950 images; those that have, do have a better understanding about the
It is not about one company in one location, it is about the history of all Shays used worldwide; 2767 Shays with over 4800 owners in over 2800 separate locations, all of which has taken time to verify and update.
The 488 page, 1971 Shay book had 1200 to 1400 errors, which we have been working on constantly to correct for over 20 years now.
Having previewed the final layout of new book, I can assure you that no one should be disappointed with the work.