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After work some nights I don't have much energy left for anything, so I find an interesting YouTube video to watch. Tonight I found this old one (from the 80's) showing an operating Shay locomotive (#7), at the Camp 6 Logging Museum in Tacoma, WA. My understanding is that the Shay is currently not operating.

(Alternatively, you can watch it at the YouTube site, here:

Nice whistle on that Shay.
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From what I understand it lasted operated in the mid 90s (1994 I think), I believe they said that it needed new tubes around that time and they lacked the funds to do it so its parked. It is undercover fortunately. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to - An online railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used railroad books. Railroad pictorials, railroad history, steam locomotives, passenger trains, modern railroading. Hundreds of titles available, most at discount prices! We also have a video and children's book section. - An online model railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used books. Layout design, track plans, scenery and structure building, wiring, DCC, Tinplate, Toy Trains, Price Guides and more.

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