logging mallet

Discussion in 'Logging, Mining and Industrial Railroads' started by sumpter250, Apr 29, 2005.

  1. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

    I finally found a photo of one of my favorite locomotives. Originally built as Little River Logging Company # 126, it was returned to Baldwin in exchange for #148.
    This loco was also featured in Model Railroader in 1962, and the Gem model was also released that year. I have the Gem, and it inspired the 3' gauge outside frame 2-4-4-2, Sag Harbor Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. #1

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  2. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

    Neat Photo Pete :thumb: :thumb:
  3. Lighthorseman

    Lighthorseman Active Member


    Looks like there's room for a company picnic on that front porch! Great picture, Pete. Thanks for sharing this with us. I love those articulated loggers. :thumb:
  4. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

    I knew I had a pic of the model here somewhere!


    This is the Gem brass model I got in '68, and have rebuilt, and repowered.
  5. Delamaize

    Delamaize Member

    Hey Pete, thought you might find this intresting, that loco still exisits, in wasington state. clicky: http://www.mrsr.com/roster-steam.html

    "Baldwin 2-4-4-2 #7
    This historic engine is one of only 3 standard gauge 2-4-4-2 locomotives ever built. Constructed by the Baldwin Locomotive Works in 1909 (c/n 33463) as a woodburner for the Little River Railroad Co. of Tennessee.

    She was returned to Baldwin where she was converted to burn oil and resold to the Columbia River Belt Line at Blind Slough, OR where she was renamed "Skookum". Later sold to Whitney Co. of Tillamook, OR as their #7 at Deep River, WA, she was abandoned in the woods in 1955 after a derailment.

    Rescued by railfan Charles Morrow, she was stored at a tourist railroad in Washington until being sold to Rogan Coombs and later moved to Elbe in 1992. She is currently at the Mineral Shops awaiting restoration."

    she is neat little loco, I plan on doing one in N scale after I sinish the climax project.
  6. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    If she was refitted for Oil cunsumption after 1916 - she was right across the street from where I live now :) :) Too Cool!!!!
  7. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

  8. Delamaize

    Delamaize Member

  9. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

    That's the best set of frame shots I've seen yet! Thanks for that link.
  10. jon6516

    jon6516 New Member

    Can you post some pics?
  11. ocalicreek

    ocalicreek Member

    Ummm...not to sound ignorant, but is #126 standard or 3' gauge? I'm assuming standard since they had her at MRSR until 2005 (thought I'd mention that too since the move must've occurred after the thread went dormant). But, unless I'm just missing it, the logging mallets site leaves out that critical piece of info. Kinda assumes we'll know...
  12. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

    Baldwin built a total of three 2-4-4-2s all of which were standard gauge.
    The narrow gauge 2-4-4-2 I spoke of was built by the Sag Harbor Shipbuilding and Drydock company (the fictional "parent company" of all my roads), starting with a Baldwin built outside frame 2-8-0. Baldwin engineers were highly skeptical of the project ever being successful, and chose not to participate. The shipyard's boilermakers, and machinists have kept her running very well for over 21 years. This photo was submitted in one of the older photo contests, and shows the narrow gauge version.
  13. Triplex

    Triplex Active Member

    All US logging Mallets were standard gauge, and that is pointed out on the Logging Mallets site.
  14. ocalicreek

    ocalicreek Member

    I stand corrected, sir. I didn't dig into the main site, only the pages linked immediately off this thread, hence my comment, "...unless I missed it...". PLUS, I blatantly didn't make the connection between LR#7 and #126, as delamaize points out that #7 was one of only three standard gauge mallets built by baldwin.

    from Pete:
    Without knowing hardly anything about the historical origins of these beautiful little mallets, can you see how I may have been confused?

    Thank you, Pete, for clearing that up, and for sharing the pictures! Also, I see VGN hoppers (something I know much more about) under that coaling tower. Does your railway connect with the VGN directly, or is it in the vicinity of the prototype, or do you just like VGN hoppers?
  15. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

    The Virginian, is one of the few roads that I do not specifically model. The situation is; I model Northeastern/Eastern roads. My "layout" being three modules of a modular group, and the Lake County Model Rail Road Club, in Wauconda, Il., I can operate most any road I choose, so have built trains, rather than "locations". N&W, B&O, C&O, Clinchfield, D&H, Long Island, are the prominent eastern roads. I also have some SP&S, C&NW, and WP.
    Then, there are the roads which are the wholly owned subsidiaries of the Shipyard (the fictional roads). These include the SHS&D 3' gauge industrial, The SM&CH, a modern "museum", Northeastern subcontractor, SHLC, standard gauge lumber line, and the WB&SP, a 30" gauge New England industrial line.
    It's with these fictional lines that I can justify steam operation in present day scenarios. The Sagaponack Montauk & Cindys Harbor, runs steam, with steam era rolling stock, on Northeastern rails, by specially negotiated trackage rights. It owns some short connectors, on which it also operates railfan sites, where unique photo opportunities are provided, for "a small fee".
    The SHS&D coaling tower, sits at a point where dual gauge splits off. Coal is provided by standard gauge hoppers, and is used by narrow gauge locos. The Virginian cars just happened to be the ones making the delivery at the time. The cars are part of a group restored by the Cindys Harbor, and are currently in service on the SM&CH. They have been seen in tow behind a pair of BL20-2 locos, but usually are headed by steam.
  16. Bill Nelson

    Bill Nelson Well-Known Member

    love them Little River Mallets!

    I Model logging in East Tn. (logging in Eastern Tn on the DG CC & W RR- 1928 ) detailed layout picks in that thread.

    I got a Gem 2-4-4-2 back in the 70's, Lots of work went in to reballincing #21, re motoring it, fixing the drivers so they were not sprung any more, one of my favorite locomotives, it once pulled a 28 car train up a 2.5% grade. I had to lock down the spur gear tower, to keep the gears happily aligned. It sounds horrible but runs well. It is the one letttered for the DG CC & W RR. the paint on the locomotive was damaged in a freak accident, and I did a rush job to get it back black, It needs to be repainted shinnier to match the tender, No way I'm re lettering that tender.

    over by the turntable is an Overton powerhouse serries 2-4-4-2, which is a very smooth running locomotive, but with only half the
    pulling power of #21 , #22 is w wonderfull running locomotive. These locomotives live on my Valley division, the grades on the mountain division make them useless up there. #22 got a partial paint job to cover up the Sookum lettering, and it is in desperate need of a good paint job and lettering, but my Valley division is neglected, due to the more interesting scenery and operations of the Mountain division.

    These locomotives pull mixed trains from The Southern interchange @ Harlow Tn, up the 3.3% grade to Crooked Creek Tn, home of the Berghausen-Shoemaker Lmbr. Co.

    Bill Nelson

    Clarksville, Tn

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