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kelticsylk

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NYC Steam "Dummy" Shay
« on: June 17, 2014, 09:23:46 PM »
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Not all Shay's worked in the woods...






The "cowboy" ahead of the train is actually a flagman.

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Re: NYC Steam "Dummy" Shay
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2014, 09:44:31 PM »
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Your first 2 photos are of 0-6-0T's. Just got done drawing one in CAD.

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Re: NYC Steam "Dummy" Shay
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2014, 01:34:30 AM »
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Great photos.  The reason for these shrouded locos was that a standard steam loco with reciprocating valve gear spooked horses that were everywhere before the days of trucks.

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Re: NYC Steam "Dummy" Shay
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2014, 03:40:34 PM »
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But all of these locos have motors in them - they're no dummies!  :D

Camouflaged maybe - but don't call them dummies.  They would get really upset if they knew someone called them dummies.
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