What color were the shay locomotivesgreenspun.com : LUSENET : Southern Railway : One Thread
Most shay photos show the boiler jacket as black, but the Southern shay photo shows a lighter jacket. These engines #4000 & #4001 were shiped to Knoxville, TN in 1907. A link to the photo. http://www.trainweb.org/gearedsteam/shay/images_sj-sz.htm
-- Dan Rowe (email@example.com), May 25, 2001
Possably russian iron color, which was a light blue/grey shade, though this is somewhat late for russian iron jackets. Nor does that suggestion explain that the color value looks like that on the steam dome.
-- Tom Underwood (firstname.lastname@example.org), May 25, 2001.