CLASSIC TOY REPLICA: The Whittle Shortline Railroad has taken the classic storybook hero, The Little Engine That Could, and crafted a beautiful wooden toy train replica that will evoke childhood nostalgia. This small wooden train engine will encourage hours of fun and bonding with the child in your life, inspired by this classic tale of perseverance and playful, imaginative discovery.
MAJOR TOY RAILWAY COMPATIBLE: This handmade wooden train is a miniature model of The Little Engine That Could. The hand painted details and sturdy materials ensure an heirloom quality toy that can be played with and passed down from generation to generation. The Whittle Shortline Railway trains are compatible with all Whittle train sets and other major toy train products, including Brio, Chuggington, and Thomas railways. Note that the smoke stack may not fit under tunnels and bridges.
THE PERFECT GIFT: This toy train is the ideal gift for any train loving child, enthusiast, or collector. Whether for any gift giving occasion or just as a thoughtful expression of love, it will be enjoyed and well received. Although the train is modeled after The Little Engine That Could, this wooden replica can be paired with any of our Whittle sets, connecting to other cars seamlessly with its magnetic attachments.
READ & PLAY: Reading and play are some of the most impactful bonding opportunities you can have with children. These moments help forge strong and positive relationships and have lasting developmental effects. Supported cognition, improved language skills, and academic preparation, as well as increased concentration, discipline, and creativity are just a few. If you are looking for a way to encourage a love of reading while sharing meaningful moments, we also offer a book and train gift set.
THE WHITTLE SHORTLINE RAILROAD: We are a US based, family-owned-and-operated company that has been handcrafting wooden trains since 1996. Starting with a single miter saw, some tinkering, and a small caboose made in their MO family garage, a father and son duo turned tinkering into The Whittle Shortline Railroad. We specialize in producing high quality, realistic wooden toys modeled after North American trains, with designs that can be enjoyed by children and train enthusiasts alike.