Pacific Coast Shay: strong man of the woods by Dan Ranger, Jr. [San Marino, California: Golden West Books, 1964.]. 27.8x21.6 cm, pp. [1-4] 5-103 [104-112], photographs, diagrams, maps, original green cloth, spine panel stamped in gold, pictorial endpapers. First edition. The Shay was considered the standard geared locomotive for logging operations, especially in the West. The first Pacific Coast type Shay was completed by Lima in October 1927. Includes a chapter about the Pickering Lumber Company (later the Pickering Lumber Corporation) which by 1950 had nearly 100 miles of logging railroad extending from Standard, California (near Sonora) north to the south grove of the Calaveras Big Trees at Beaver Creek Camp. Over the years the railroad was operated exclusively by Shay and Heisler geared locomotives, except for one 4-4-0. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#166263).
"1st Printing - November 1964" on copyright page.