Shay locomotives....beastly looking machines

Discussion in 'On the Road' started by KL7AJ, Nov 14, 2018.

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  1. KL7AJ

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    Sounds like fun. Alas, I probably wont ever get out to that bailiwick
  2. KJ4GYJ

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    Geared locomotives were also much more flexible than siderod engines and could operate over cheaply laid logging track.
  3. KL7AJ

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    What's really interesting was that the steam pressure of even the biggest beasties was only around 200 psi. Of course, with the monstrous bore of those cylinders, it still represented a lot of power. But they only briefly experimented with high pressure ~~1000psi systems.
  4. N8RKD

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    There is an example on display in City Park in Cadillac, MI.
  5. WJ4U

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    Grateful that I got to visit Cass, WV before moving out of the area. Their steam engines are spectacular -- Climax, Heisler, and Shay.

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