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New Shay locomotive book from White River
« on: May 05, 2021, 01:38:39 PM »
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This just announced today by my friend in steam, Martin Hansen over on Trainorders.

Over 600 pages on Shays - this will become the definitive Shay book, just like the previous book on the Climax.

No shipping charge and a pre-publication price.

https://shop.whiteriverproductions.com/products/slih

I got a pre-publication price on the Climax book when it was announced and even used copies are now double what I paid.   Few railroad books qualify as investment grade where you'll slap yourself for not getting it when announced, this may be one.

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Re: New Shay locomotive book from White River
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2021, 01:41:41 PM »
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I bought the Baldwin Logging Mallet book.  It's a good one.
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Re: New Shay locomotive book from White River
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2021, 02:41:01 PM »
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The Climax book is hard to find.

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Re: New Shay locomotive book from White River
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2021, 03:32:46 PM »
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The Climax book is hard to find.

You have to find the G-spot first.  :D
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Re: New Shay locomotive book from White River
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2021, 03:54:00 PM »
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You have to find the G-spot first.  :D

Well I can find it I just don't have the cash...  for the book either  :P

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Re: New Shay locomotive book from White River
« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2021, 04:40:46 PM »
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Martin Hansen puts up just about a daily posting over on Trainorders on historic steam and logging equipment with the handle "LoggerHogger".  He's got an enormous photo library, and is involved in steam restoration.   Great resource if you're looking for logging railroad information, or just a great source of daily entertainment on old steam pictures you've never seen before.

His 'baby' for a restoration project is SP&S 700 in Tacoma although he's likely to show almost anyplace on the west coast with steam.
https://www.sps700.org/rollingstock/sps700.shtml

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Re: New Shay locomotive book from White River
« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2021, 05:07:12 PM »
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The SP&S #700 is in Portland, OR.
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Re: New Shay locomotive book from White River
« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2021, 05:16:53 PM »
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For those that are waiting on this.
Reach out to the publisher, it seems their printer is behind and will not make it to the publisher until mid to late August.

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Re: New Shay locomotive book from White River
« Reply #8 on: August 05, 2021, 10:05:05 AM »
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That's OK.   These books are nearly becoming investment grade.

I've got a majority that don't have much resale value, but some of them have gone absolutely nuts - 2 - 4X even used with wear over what I paid as a new copy.

My personal favorite (that I was a contributor for) is Walt Casler's "Allegheny Valley Logging Railroads" (softcover), that had a price of $12 in the original year of publication - 1976(?) and now is on Amazon, used, for $162.