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Date: 03/09/19 16:59
3 of Pickering Lumber Corp. Shays -- Stan Kistler
Author: MartyBernard

In with the photos the late Key Route Ken sent me were these three 8X10s.

1. Pickering Lumber Corp. Two Truck Shay 3 at Standard, CA on April 22, 1950.

2. Pickering Lumber Corp. Three Truck Shay 8 at Beardsley Flat, CA on July 25, 1958.

3. Pickering Lumber Corp. Three Truck Shay 11 and logs and caboose at Beardsley, CA in October 17, 1958.  Aaron Zorko made a wonderful audio recording of #11 and posted it at https://www.trainorders.com/discussion/read.php?10,3969012,3971880#msg-3971880
 
Enjoy Stan Kistler's Shay photos,
Marty Bernard



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Date: 03/09/19 17:39
Re: 3 of Pickering Lumber Corp. Shays -- Stan Kistler
Author: refarkas

True treasures.
Bob



Date: 03/09/19 18:28
Re: 3 of Pickering Lumber Corp. Shays -- Stan Kistler
Author: LoggerHogger

I was privileged to acquire from Stan Kistler a number of his original negatives of various loggers that he photographed..  I have the original negatives for these 3 images.

Martin



Date: 03/09/19 19:05
Re: 3 of Pickering Lumber Corp. Shays -- Stan Kistler
Author: lynnpowell

Fantastic photos!  In photo #1, I count eight steam locomotives in front of the Standard shop, and I'll bet that all eight of them still exist!  Photo #3 in on the famous "Peeled Onion", just west of Beardsley Dam.  I believe that eleven loaded cars were the maximum for a single Shay on the steep grade (4%?) from Beardsley to Schottgen Pass.  Often the trains were longer and required a helper between the last car and the caboose. 



Date: 03/09/19 23:43
Re: 3 of Pickering Lumber Corp. Shays -- Stan Kistler
Author: KMiddlebrook

A remarkable number of Pickering locomotives still exist...

#1 3T heisler.   Oregon Scenic Coast RR - stored
#2. 3T heisler.    Traveltown - Display
#3  2T shay.    Sonora, CA  display
#5  3T heisler. Niles Canyon Railway - stored
#6  3T shay. El Portal, CA - display
#7. 3T shay. Jamestown, CA - stored
#8. 3T shay. Merrill, OR - stored
#10 3T heisler Mt Ranier RR -,display
#11  3T shay Mt Ranier RR - stored
#12  3T shay Niles Canyon Railway - stored
#33  3T shay. Eureka, CA - stored

...and more if you include the West Side ( 3 foot gauge) equipment!



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Date: 03/10/19 03:16
Re: 3 of Pickering Lumber Corp. Shays -- Stan Kistler
Author: hoggerdoug

Here is Pickering Lumber 12, taken at Vancouver BC, May 1986 "Steam Expo".
Doug




Date: 03/10/19 08:14
Re: 3 of Pickering Lumber Corp. Shays -- Stan Kistler
Author: KMiddlebrook

hoggerdoug Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> Here is Pickering Lumber 12, taken at Vancouver
> BC, May 1986 "Steam Expo".
> Doug

She is wearing a historically accurate paint scheme for Pickering Lumber.

Pickering had trackage rights over the Sierra RR between Ralph and the mill at Standard. At some point, there was litigation involving a "black steam locomotive" on Sierra's rails over this shared trackage. To defend against future claims, Pickering elected to apply Crimson Red paint on their locomotives.   



Date: 03/10/19 09:41
Re: 3 of Pickering Lumber Corp. Shays -- Stan Kistler
Author: sixbit

Marty:

Thanks for posting the photos. I used to work summers in Twain Harte when the Pickering still used steam as well as their diesels. The #11 and the #33 would both roll through Twain Harte and the sound of their whistle would echo off the surrounding hills and drown out the sounds of the skeleton log cars rattling.

John Mills



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