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West Side Lumber Company

The West Side Lumber Company, a subsidiary of the Hetch Hetchy and Yosemite Valley Railroad of Tuolumne, California, west of Yosemite Valley Park operated one of the largest known narrow-gauge logging railroads in the country. Originally started in 1900 by a group headed by William H. Crocker of San Francisco, the railroad served only as lumber-logging company.

All the West Side Company's locomotives were either standard gauge heislers or narrow gauge shay-type locomotives. Most rolling stock were all built in Lima, Ohio by Lima Locomotive Works between 1911 and 1927. Following the West Side Lumber Company's final run in 1961 and a strike and mill fire in 1967, the lumber company abandoned.



 

    

 Midwest Central Railroad  Mount Pleasant, Iowa 52641 319−385−2912 (updated 01Aug16)