Red River Lumber Boxcab Diesel w/Horn #502

6-21667 | Price: $99.99

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Red River Lumber Company was founded in Akeley, Minnesota but with thinning woods in the region, owner T. B. Walker – then reputed to be the fifth richest man in the world – purchase nearly 1.25 million acres of timberland in the Mount Shasta region of California.


Our Red River Lumber Boxcab was inspired by a photo from the Special Collections of the University of Nevada-Reno Library. This load of timber is likely headed to the Red River Lumber facility in Westwood, California - the largest pine lumber mill in the world from 1913 to 1956.


An interesting side light: Paul Bunyan and Babe the Ox were created in 1914 by W.B. Laughead, for a Red River Lumber advertising campaign.  Paul Bunyan was such a successful creation, they expanded his adventures into a promotional booklet which was distributed for decades until Paul and Babe were transformed from advertising to folklore.



Features
  • Boxcab Features:
  • 3 Position Reversing Unit
  • Directional Headlights
  • Diesel Horn
  • Cab Detail w/Engineer Figures
  • Separate Metal Handrails & Ladders
  • Operating Die Cast Couplers

Road Number: 502

Gauge: Traditional O Gauge

Dimensions: 7.75" Length

RailLine: Red River Lumber

Minimum Curve: O-27

Most Recent Catalog
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K-Line by Lionel 2009 Vol. 1