What color were the shay locomotives

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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

Thanks Dan

-- Dan Rowe (locodanrowe@yahoo.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 (tlunder@attglobal.net), May 25, 2001.

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