Simpson Logging Company Locomotive No 7 and Peninsular Railway Caboose No 700

  • Also Known As: Tollie

  • Address: 3rd and Railroad Aves
  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Vehicle

The The Simpson Logging Company Locomotive No 7 and the Peninsular Railway Caboose No 700 are good examples of the kind of specialized railroad equipment used to transport logs from woods to mill. Built in 1924, Locomotive No. 7 represents a relatively late development of the Shay-type locomotive invented in 1879 by Ephraim Shay, a Michigan logger. No 7 is one of many Shay locomotives sold in the Northwest during the early 1920's logging boom. Caboose No 700 was built by the Peninsular Railway Company, a subsidiary of Simpson Logging Company, and is typical of caboose cars used by logging firms throughout the Northwest. The year that Locomotive No 7 was built, 1924, has special significance to the City of Shelton. In that year, construction began on the first of two sawmills which later brought unprecedented growth and stability to the town. Today, the caboose and locomotive serve as vital historical links to an important era in the development of Mason County's timber industry. - NRHP, 12 January 1984


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Timeline

Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1920/00/00 Peninsular Railway Manufacturer Peninsular Railway Caboose No 700 is built by the Peninsular Railway for its parent company, Simpson Logging, retired in 1936
1924/00/00 Lima Locomotive Works Manufacturer Simpson Logging Company Locomotive No 7 is built by Lima Machine Works, retired in 1959

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Particulars for Simpson Logging Company Locomotive No 7 and Peninsular Railway Caboose No 700:
Vehicle Style Caboose
Criteria Historic Event
Area of Significance Industry
Owner Private
Area of Significance Railroad
Vehicle Style Railroad Locomotive
Locomotive Type Shay Engine
Area of Significance Transportation
Sight Category Vehicle



US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration: 12th January 1984

PLACE DETAILS
Registry Name: Simpson Logging Company Locomotive No. 7 and Peninsular Railway Caboose No. 700
Registry Address: 3rd and Railroad Aves.
Registry Number: 84003532
Resource Type: Structure
Owner: Private
Architect: Lima Machine Works; Peninsular Railway Co.
Contributing Structures: 2
Certification: Listed in the National Register
CULTURAL DETAILS
Level of Significance: Local
Area of Significance: Industry, Transportation
Applicable Criteria: Event
Period of Significance: 1900-1924
Significant Year: 1924, c 1925
Historic Function: Transportation
Historic Sub-Function: Rail-related
Current Function: Recreation and Culture, Commerce, Trade
Current Sub-Function: Museum Organizational

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