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Pioche Pacific Shay #2

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Pioche Pacific Shay #2

Postby V&T Jon » Mon May 01, 2017 9:43 am

Hi All,

On page 700 of Myrick's book you can the one image of Pioche Pacific's Shay #2. There is some nice infor about the locomotive here:

Behind this shay is an interesting train of cars. Myrick specifically points out the custom built four wheel water car. Behind it are two flats set up as wood rack cars, a low side gondola, and then what looks like a caboose that looks like a small, windowed box set on top of another flat car. My grandfather did mention that he would hitch rides on the back of the caboose that the "steam donkeys" (I'm assuming this was local parlance for the shays) pulled along the hills above town. This memory would have been from the mid to late 1930's. Could this be the caboose that he remembers, or is he thinking of a later caboose? Do we have any additional info about or pictures of this locomotive and these cars?

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