Logging Operation Photos....

Discussion in 'Logging, Mining and Industrial Railroads' started by Iron Goat, May 29, 2004.

  1. Iron Goat

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    Shamus, here are some photos of logging railroad operations that I thought you and the other fine folk's that run logging layouts would enjoy seeing. I was doing an internet search for (small) Great Northern depot and yard photo's that I could incorporate in my layout planning, when I came across these great shots.

    Hope you all like them....

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    Logging Operation Photos (part 2)

    I couldn't fit the last shot in, so here it is....

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    Ouch, now how'd that shay get in that predictament? (pic 5) Great pics though and truely a snapshot into a time long gone.
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    Excellent photos my friend, many thanks indeed for showing these. :thumb: :wave:

    Shamus
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    better yet , how did they get the Climax upright again :confused:

    great pictures :) .

    Cheers

    Ian
  6. Iron Goat

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    IAN,
    I think Paul sent over one of his McGiffert Locomotive Setter-Up'ers to clear the track....
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    Gah, missed the cylinder, you're right it's either a climax or a heisler. but still how the heck did it get in that predictiment? they don't move that fast to crash like that unless it rolled off a track higher up.
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    Jay, There wasn't any caption information with the photo file, but my first thought was that it had tumbled down the slope from a "higher" track.... but, altogether an interesting scene.

    Bob
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    Marc,

    That's a "good read" on the overturned locomotive photo.... I found the photo's while I was doing a search for a little known railroad (the Montana Western Rwy.)in the GN archives, as it operated a 52 mile spur line off of the GN main... and I am interested in "folding" it into my layouts operation. If I come across any more, I'll send them your way.

    Bob
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    From the looks of the up rooted stumps on top of the pile of dabris, left of the track, and what looks like dimensioned lumber in there, I'm thinkin' a rock slide? The hills in the background are pretty steep. There's a caption or a date in white letters in the lower left corner, where the pick is leaned against the stump. I can't make out what it says on my lap top monitor, mabye someone with a higher res. screen can.
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    SAL Comet... I " blew it up" as much as I could, and it looks like the caption reads:
    " 2 SPOT WRECK ON T&BR ".
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    Looks like Ties all over the place, even in the forefront of the picture and ion the hill in the front left, looks as if it slid down the incline then tipped over when it hit the tracks. There's probably a set of tracks on that incline that we can't see and a switch close behind the steamer. it probably hit a bad section of track, derailed, slid back into the switch, taking ties with it and finally fell over when it hit the lower rails.
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    Those photos are going into my collection ....all I have for inspiration are photos... Sparks the imagination many thanks for posting them
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    Now how did you find that out, no wonder I can't find my McGiiffert log loader anywhere.:D :cool:
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    More Logging Photo's.....

    In my searching for prototypical info for my Montana based GN layout, I again ran across some logging pix.... thought they were too good not to share.

    Iron Goat

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    Wow, I like those photo's, the 3 truck shay is my favorite.

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    Here are the other five photos that I found yesterday.... Enjoy !

    Bob

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    Very Interesting & great pics :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :wave: