ShayLocomotives,
The Illustrated History

Working hard on printing by early 2016

A new large hardback book brought to you from the staff of ShayLocomotives.com


Shay Book Update, July 2015, Rick Henderson, ShayLocomotives.com

The recent volume of inquiries to me and Timber Times about the publication of this new Shay book deserves an open response; yes review and layout by Steve Hauff for printing by Timber Times is progressing more rapidly now. The entire manuscript should be turned in by late 2015.

I am not sure how many of you have published an 800 page history book; those that have do have a better understanding about the required research. It is not about one company in one location, it is about the history of all Shays used worldwide; 2768 Shays with over 4800 owners in over 2800 separate locations, all of which has taken time to verify and correct.

The 488 page, 1971 Shay book had 1200 to 1400 errors, which we have been working on constantly to correct for almost 20 years now.

Having preview copies of large portions of the new book in hand, I can assure you that no one should be disappointed with the work, especially with the photo gallery.


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The cut off for photos to be included in the book has passed.

We can always use Shay photos for the web site however.