Electric Loggers!

Discussion in 'Logging, Mining and Industrial Railroads' started by jon-monon, Jan 22, 2003.

  1. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

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    I was looking for small diesels in logging and found a boxcab was used by Red River. They also used electrics:

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    Thats a nice photo Jon, love the electric loco's.
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    Electric works

    Hi Jon , I bet the traction ratio to load wieght was better with the box cars;) ooooppps sorry Shamus;)

    Are ya gonna build one Jon:rolleyes:
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    Chris, that side of the family, up in the hills, they ain't so swift, and I'm 'fraid they won't understand electricity. I'm stickin' with diesel and steam for loggin' and we'll let the schmardt ones down in the city, "The Knob," have a try at electric one day.
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    Hi Jon, are them hillybilly`s still using parrafin lamps (oil lamps)??:D

    By the way loved ya loggin stories.;)
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    jon-monon Active Member

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    Not only are there electric loco's up in them hills, here's an electric donkey!

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    Oh wow, thats just got to be my next project Jon, I really like that.
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    Glad you like it and I'm lookin' forward to seeing it! Fully operational? I know where you can get a motor and pullies!
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    another attempt to clean it up...

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  10. lassenlogger

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    Re: Electric Logging

    For Those interested:

    Well in exploring this form, I discovered this thread and thought I might expand on it just a little:

    Jon introduced the photo of Red River Lumber Co's electrics hauling logs. Here is a link to a piece that appeared in the Timberman on the Red River's electric train set.

    The West's First Electric Logging Railroad

    Also, Jon mentions the diesel that the Red River had, enclosed is a photo of one of the two diesel locomotives owned by the company. The other diesel locomotive was home-built.

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    There was also an interesting article which recently appeared in the Spring (No 71) 2003 issue of "Tall Timber Short Lines," by Ken Schmelzer titled "Electric Logging In The Woods." A must read for any logging serious logging buff.

    Lassen Logger