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West Side Lumber log train West Side Lumber Co. three-truck Shay No. 8 eases a log train downhill east of Tuolumne, Calif. The picturesque 3-foot-gauge logging line shut down in 1960.

West Side Lumber log train West Side Lumber Co. three-truck Shay No. 8 eases a log train downhill east of Tuolumne, Calif. The picturesque logging line shut down in

Locomotive No. 7. Photo is from the History Collection of the Baker County Library.

Locomotive No. Photo is from the History Collection of the Baker County Library.

Logging train at Black Rock in Polk County, Oregon, 1890's :: Ben Maxwell…

Logging train at Black Rock in Polk County, Oregon, :: Ben Maxwell Collection

Cutting Timber in West Virginia | Twin 45-ton Climax locomotives wheeler lumber wv

To me these two machines are what is called climax locomotives very fine examples I suspect the fact they are teamed up loaded cars behind them they are in steep climbs in route to the log pond.

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Blackwood Lumber Company 3 truck Shay locomotive delivering a train of Soft Yellow Poplar to the sawmill in Pardee, Virginia.

St. Paul and Tacoma Lumber Co. railroad, Washington, ca. 1928 :: Industries and Occupations Photographs

Paul and Tacoma Lumber Co. railroad, Washington, ca. 1928 :: Industries and Occupations Photographs

logging Trains | Logging train at the Montvale Lumber Company at Eagle Creek

Montvale Lumber Company 2 truck Climax locomotive on Eagle Creek trestle in North Carolina.

Shaver Lake Rail Road locomotive, hauling logs from the mill, early 1900s. very cool train!!!

I'm sure this is the train McKenzie & I took to Virginia Beach LOL Shaver Lake Rail Road locomotive, hauling logs from the mill, early very cool train!

Early timber bridges had their drawbacks. Untreated lumber only lasted about 20 years and locomotives could easily cause the wood to catch fire.

The mighty & magnificent trestle railroad bridges of the 1800's

Trestle Bridges - part of the network of bridges, trusses, trestles, switchbacks, tunnels and depots built to support the railroads serving the Mendocino redwood logging & milling industry

Rayonier logging scene | Classic Trains Magazine

Rayonier logging scene | Classic Trains Magazine