Shay #5 and Frisco 1630 steam up side by side at the IRM yesterday. The 26th of May, 2019, marked the first day of public service for the Shay, as well as the first day of the IRM operating a two-... (more)
Shay #5 makes its debut public run past the Olson Road semaphores at the IRM.
Shay #5 rests during Labor Day weekend night ops at IRM.
A photo freight performs a photo runby on the City of Prineville Railway.
Western Maryland Shay 6 leads as its photo freight along the Greenbrier River at Hosterman, West Virginia during the 1981 Cass Railfan weekend. Hosterman is on the former C&O Greenbrier Division ... (more)
Western Maryland 6 switches its photo freight prior to departure during the 1981 Cass Railfan weekend. The big Shay has left a trail of steam and smoke over the track that curves past the engine ... (more)
The 1981 Railfan Weekend ay Cass Scenic Railroad featured a Friday evening trip on the former C&O along the Greenbrier River north of Cass. Saturday’s events were a doubleheaded trip to Bald Knob ... (more)
This three-truck Lima built Shay engine No 8 on display at the Royal Gorge Santa Fe Station was built in 1922 and used to haul lumber for the West Side Lumber Company in California.
Engineer Charles slackens the throttle on Shay No. 9 on Colorado’s Georgetown Loop RR as it approaches the high bridge which has a speed restriction.
Shay No. 9 leads Georgetown Loop’s colorful train across its famous bridge on the 3 and a half percent climb up to Silver Plume, Colo.
Fireman Willy oils the rods of Shay No. 9 on Georgetown Loop RR near Georgetown, Colo.
A "down" train of logs crosses River Bridge. The working side of the shays was always on the dark side when hauling loads across the bridge.
A train of logs arrives into Tuolumne during the West Side Lumber Company railroad's last year of operation.
It is well before sunrise as No. 8 heads into the woods with a long string of empty log cars. This was during the last season the WSL railroad operated, and was one of my earliest efforts at nigh... (more)
The two largest Shays on the roster haul the passenger train up the 9% grade at the "S-Curve" during the 2010 Railfan Weekend at Cass. Probably one of my favorite runbys of the weekend.