Lionel # 28022 West Side Lumber Shay TMCC Steam Loco+Tender

$750.00

The West Side Lumber Company founded in 1898 by William H. Crocker was instrumental in providing lumber fro the developing western frontier. Located in present day Tuolumne, California, West Side Lumber's original purpose was to transport tourists to nearby Yosemite National Park. The vast resource of Ponderosa and Sugar Pine...

The West Side Lumber Company founded in 1898 by William H. Crocker was instrumental in providing lumber fro the developing western frontier. Located in present day Tuolumne, California, West Side Lumber's original purpose was to transport tourists to nearby Yosemite National Park. The vast resource of Ponderosa and Sugar Pine in the area ensued, however, that few passengers ever rode the the West Side Lumber rails. With over 4 billion board feet of lumber to harvest, West Side became an important supplier of lumber for a growing nation. The workhorse of the West Side Lumber fleet of locomotives was the Lima Shay. Utilizing a unique drive system of vertical pistons, gears and universal joints, the Shay could handle the tight turns and steep grades of the Sierra foothills. Lionel's reproduction of West Side Lumber Shay #7 is a must have addition to your railroad empire. Features: O-Gauge, O-Scale Die-cast locomotive and tender Equipped with Lionel TMCC Command Control System Fully operational drive rods and valves Operating smoke unit Authentic Shay RailSounds with CrewTalk and TowerCom Front and rear ElectroCouplers Directional lighting Red firebox glow Two engineer figures in cab Minimum Radius: O-54 Length: 15.5"