In the steam era of railroading, coaling towers were stationed at multiple points along the rail lines and at terminals. It was an essential structure used to quickly refuel tenders with coal and keep the locomotives moving on time.
Lionel’s Lighted Coaling Tower captures the classic cylindrical look of many towers from the late steam era. Standing on four tall legs, this tower is tall enough for nearly any engine or freight car to ride under. Featuring
a wide variety of separately applied details and a lightly weathered look, it’s incredibly realistic and a fitting addition to any traditional or high caliber layout. Look closely and you’ll see various walkway decks, ladder chutes, and operating light fixtures. It even comes equipped with a movable coal chute that can be raised
and lowered manually by pulling on the lift chains.
- Exterior illumination
- Realistic coal chute, pulleys and chains
- Coal chute can be raised and lowered manually
- Warning red light on top of tower
- Separately applied walkways and railings
- Separately applied ladder chutes and steps