Hetch Hetchy Railroad Engine No. 6
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member California Bear
N 37° 40.454 W 119° 47.184
11S E 254258 N 4173324
Quick Description: Shay locomotive formerly used in the building of the O'Shaughnessy Dam.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 8/17/2014 4:25:28 PM
Waymark Code: WMM9JG
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
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Long Description:
Lima Locomotive works built HHRR Engine No. 6 for the City of San Francisco in 1921. For 2 years it huffed its way up steep grades and around hairpin turns to carry materials up to the Hetch Hetchy Valley for construction of the O'Shaughnessy Dam.

Following completion of the dam, San Francisco sold the engine to the Pickering Lumber Corporation where it moved lumber until its retirement in 1958.

The El Portal Transportation Museum now owns No. 6 and they display it at the former terminus of the Yosemite Valley Railroad.

The National Register of Historic Places listed No. 6 in 1978.
Locomotive Type: (required): Steam

If "other" what is the engine type? (optional):
Three truck Class C Shay locomotive


Do you need to pay an entrance fee to view this locomotive? (required): No

How accessible is this locomotive display? (Required): Only touching is allowed.

If a fee is required what is the approximate cost for admittance? (optional): Not listed

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