| September/October 1967

  • 1st Shay Loco
    1st Shay Loco. Built at Lima.
  • Becker's Engine
    Becker's Engine, Shop no. 10, Road no. 10 Shipped Nov. 13, 1880. Courtesy of W. T. Richards, RFD 2, Granville, Ohio
    W. T. Richards

  • 1st Shay Loco
  • Becker's Engine

RFD 2, Granville, Ohio

The above engraving represents one style of Shay's Patent Locomotives, which will do more work than any other style of locomotive of the same weight. On steep grades and short curves they are especially serviceable. We build four sizes of this style, to wit : 18 tons, 15 tons, 12 tons and 10 tons weight.

The 18 ton locomotives have 10x10 cylinders. The drivers (8) are 2G to 30 inches high. The tenders hold 700 gallons of water. One of these locomotives has drawn 100 tons up a grade of 98 feet in 3,800 feet, and part of the grade was 6 feet in 100 feet. They will run from 12 to 15 miles per hour.

The 15 ton locomotives have 8x8 cylinders. The drivers are from 24 to 20 inches high. The tenders hold 600 gallons of water. Will run from 12 to 15 miles per hour, and will draw 300 tons on a good truck.

The above two sizes are too heavy for wood track, consequently are made for iron track only.

The 12 ton locomotives have 8x8 cylinders. Boilers are horizontal, boot shape and of ample capacity : they are more drivers are from 21 to 2G inches high, and suitable for wood or iron track ; for wood track the drivers are 5f inches on the face. The tenders will hold 600 gallons of water. Have open cabs. They will draw 50 tons on a wood track, and will run from 8 to 15 miles per hour.


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