Early Logging

Discussion in 'Logging, Mining and Industrial Railroads' started by jimmybeersa, Jan 24, 2003.

  1. jimmybeersa

    jimmybeersa Member

    To day was snowing and cold..... -17c so I spent the day looking for Logging photos, found a school project site that might be of interest This picture caught my eye


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  2. Ben H

    Ben H Member

    What elevation are you at for snow and such at this time of the year in the southern hemisphere.

    Eastern Canada and United States are getting hit with some cold - cold weather but this is our winter.

    We on the west coast of Canada only get rain and this year not enough yet to refill the city water reserves.

    Now you have bid a very nice picture of a working Donkey and I can only respond with a real Donkey but its sitting in an outdoor museum

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  3. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

    Wow! Nice pics, guys. Don't see many of those babies in color. Jimmy, never noticed you location. I love seeing folks here from other countries.
  4. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    Thought some of you "loggerheads" might be interested in this one...
    This was called the Fisher Pole-Line...they not only hauled logs...they used them for track too!
    This line ran about 5 miles out from Webbville, Ky in the 1880's.
    The photo shows a tank engine, with what looks like some type of log buggies...check out those double-flanged wheels!
    Sorry about the quality of the picture, but it's very old.

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  5. Ben H

    Ben H Member

    Charlie you have really up the bidding with that "log riding Loco"I have one more that is a little primitive but will have to do a search to get it.
  6. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

    Nice one Charlie. Who-boy wooden rails. Wonder how long they lasted :)
  7. Steam Donkey

    Steam Donkey Member

    Nice donkey picture, Ben. Is that taken on Vancouver Island somewhere?

  8. Ben H

    Ben H Member

    Yes Stan they have a limited display at Ladysmith.

    Now Charlie has the bidding so high on this hand of "one up" that I think my best bet would be fold, but before I do, her is my last card.

    Loco's that drag logs as opposed to pulling log cars.

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  9. jimmybeersa

    jimmybeersa Member


    Hey guys Present location Geogetown Ontario for the next 3 weeks then Canterbury England for 3 weeks At home we live at an altitude of 6000ft above sea level Thin poluted air!!!:( :(
  10. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah


    As a challenge, try to design switches and crossings for a railroad that uses double flanged wheels. I've seen some in iron, but logs would be something else.
  11. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    Hey guys, some really great looking photo's, love the Donkey engines. Lets see some more like this.

  12. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    Here's another unusual critter...
    This is an undated photo from a W.Va. timber road...(probably around 1900)
    It's an A-type Climax locomotive, with a vertical boiler.

    btw...this photo, & the one I posted above, are both from a book I have called Ghost RR's Of Ky. by Elmer G. Sulzer (Indiana University Press)
  13. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    Well, I really screwed that up...
    OK, let's try this again...here's the photo...

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  14. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member


    Nice piccy, I bet that was a riot to run around on... :D :D :D Those guys could probably fix about anything that would fail, right on the spot, and get home early.
  15. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    Hell of a nice climax that Charlie, Hmmm, how can I make one.

  16. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

    I'm sure you'll find a way.

    Nice link! Lots of great information there!

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