The Shay Locomotive

The Shay Locomotive (HM2E43)

Location: Forks, WA 98331 Clallam County
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Country: United States of America
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N 47° 57.26', W 124° 23.114'

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The Shay locomotive is named for inventor Ephraim Shay of Cadillac, Michigan. The vertical cylinder conveyed power to all the wheels by universal joints and expansion couplings forming a flexible shaft which was rigid in revolution but flexible in every other direction. Through a series of gears, power from the boiler was carried to all of the wheels of the locomotive including those under the tender.
Not only could Shay's locomotive run on crude wooden rails, but it had tremendous power and traction to pull heavy loads up hills. It could also negotiate sharp curves and uneven terrain. Shay was one of the first in the United States to use locomotives to haul logs.
HM NumberHM2E43
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Date Added Tuesday, February 5th, 2019 at 10:01am PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10T E 396577 N 5312153
Decimal Degrees47.95433333, -124.38523333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 47° 57.26', W 124° 23.114'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds47° 57' 15.6" N, 124° 23' 6.84" W
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Area Code(s)360
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 320 N Forks Ave, Forks WA 98331, US
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