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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Darel J. Leipold on Tuesday, June 04, 2013 - 02:44 pm:

Here is a train's "Snowmobile" Anyone ever heard of one?Walks on Snow


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ed Baudoux on Tuesday, June 04, 2013 - 03:13 pm:

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bob Gruber- Spanaway, Wash. on Tuesday, June 04, 2013 - 03:41 pm:

Two companies in Maine...Linn and Lombard built steamers very similar to the pictured one around '05-'15.
ref. A history of Maine Built Autos and Motorized Vehicles 1834-1934.
Authored by Richard and Nancy Fraser.
I met Dick Fraser at Chickasha a few years ago and bought his book...very interesting.
Around a hundred different makes of motorized vehicles were built in Maine.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steve osborne on Tuesday, June 04, 2013 - 04:12 pm:

There are stories of one falling through the ice on a local lake while pulling logs, but no proof, just stories now 100 years later.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Lance Sorenson, North Carolina on Tuesday, June 04, 2013 - 04:35 pm:

A threshing club in Minnesota knew of a submerged one in a Minnesota lake. Even though they had the means and the money to raise it, they could not get permission from the DNR. My dad remembers seeing one working up near Itasca State Park.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Kevin Whelihan on Tuesday, June 04, 2013 - 04:36 pm:

They generally always preferred to use ice roads to pull logs out of the woods here in Northern WI. Steam engines like these were pretty much limited to short flat hauls to bring logs from collecting points that oxen had hauled out first. Given their weight and inability to negotiate even modest grades, they never displaced oxen drawn log skids in the woods around here. I suspect this was one of those "good ideas" that just didn't pan out in practice.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bob McDonald-Federal Way, Wa. on Tuesday, June 04, 2013 - 06:36 pm:

That Picture is of a Phoenix Log hauler, there was also a Lumbard Log Hauler. THERE FIRST PATENT WAS IN 1900.

Bob
This one was restored by The Crooker Family of Main in 1981



Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Derek Kiefer - Mantorville, MN on Tuesday, June 04, 2013 - 07:02 pm:

Cedar Valley Memories in Osage IA has a 1910 Phoenix that they have running and driving around their show every year.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steven Thum on Tuesday, June 04, 2013 - 07:42 pm:

Below is a link to you tube showing a Lumbard Log hauler running.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uAJ0mxp-8j8


and a link to a Phoenix Log Hauler.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbzvnTdjkKw

Both very interesting and some what different machines.

Steven


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ricks - Surf City on Tuesday, June 04, 2013 - 10:20 pm:

One thing Hitler supposedly did was reforestation projects. Much of the land around our little village in Jagersburg, Saarland, W. Germany, was forest so thick daylight hardly got to the ground. In 1967, I filmed them logging in the woods with a horse. I have that 8mm B&W here somewhere.

Les Von Nordheim: Jagersburg is about 8km west of Miesau.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jim Thode Chehalis Washington on Wednesday, June 05, 2013 - 11:18 am:

Here is the more modern version, a 1926 Lombard 6-Ton Model T Dump Tractor

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TmFgE-wB-l0&feature=fvwp


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