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  1. Here's a few more When they built the improved access road in to the North Woods trucks became the mode of transfer to the rivers. 1) Unloading on the river 2) Line O'Fords on the winter road 3) The guy who kept it all running
  2. Great photo's Mike Those old R model Macks are tough trucks there is still a lot of them running here in New England just about everyone ran them at one time. A friend of mine ran a Superliner hauling Tomatos out of Florida to Boston and freight the other way that truck has a Cummins with a Mack Ten Speed that was a sweet truck. I haven't seen many of those GMC 6x6 around anymore alot of rual fire departments had those for brush trucks or tankers
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    RIP CHARLIE

    He put out so many good tunes they will be listened to for decades to come RIP Charlie
  4. One would hope they would have designed it for at least the 500 year flood but sadly since they have back peddled on the design criteria twice that is a little concerning. We already seen one large disaster created by a communist ruled society that being Chernobyl perhaps this will be the next. They had better get that Flex Tape factory working 24/7
  5. KOO thx for videos it is nice to see some one still using and improving the sleigh technology. Mike I was wondering if they were Fordsons, the first application of the heated seat on a tractor Everyone keep the old logging photo's coming if you got them Thx
  6. How long have they been using it?
  7. Any idea what the trolley tractors are?
  8. Then there was the other brand of tracked transporter from that era Linn. Apparently Lombard needed a better intellectual property protection plan or a better lawyer he kind of got copied twice. http://www.coachbuilt.com/bui/l/linn_mfg/linn_mfg.htm
  9. Since everyone likes the Lombard I happened to find this https://forestryforum.com/board/index.php?topic=78827.0
  10. Mike Thanks for posting the photos any era is acceptable 1973 is a long gone by era now. My buddies dad had one of those Clark Skidders used it until 90’s when he retired He had a Franklin with Detroit before that so I am sure it saved his hearing. I always questioned the robustness of Russian/Soviet block made machines no real competition to make the manufacturer strive for better product. My FIL had a Zetor 100HP 4WD tractor he used for skidding and clearing of house lots. There were many issues now it sits in the fence row IMO way to early in its life. And now folks are suffering from the China made junk
  11. Some More 1) A winter road icer 2) A UTV of the day 3) Road construction the dump truck appears to be a D-series IH which is 1937-39
  12. A few more 1) Lombard Steam Log Hauler- At the water tank 2) Steam shovel working on a rail line 3) Early road grader
  13. IH766 Excellent photo's thank you for sharing!! There were a lot of converted rail steam engines used in the Timber industry. There is a whole rail way line, 20 miles, that was set up to transfer logs from the mountains to one of the rivers. Two steam engines were purchased from the NYC Railway brought up to Maine set up in the 1920s and abandoned during the depression. It's still there engines and cars, haven't been yet, its a 100 mile trip on a gravel road, it's on the list.
  14. Yes it would have been nice if previous generations had documented with photos more, Although I can't blame them I have a camera in my pocket all the time and still don't take nearly enough. Most people would have been lucky to have a camera back then, and then have thought to document work activities, most photos were from family gatherings. I have some from my mothers side like Grampa with the first car in the family but sadly not many from his work he was a steam engineer with the CN. Mom grew up in Rouyn-Noranda ,Quebec and Grampa ran the freight train between there and Montreal. Anyway I hope I am not boring you guys with these photo's it amazes me what the old industrial companies had to do just to bring their products to market back in the day. In many cases they had to mine and harvest the materials themselves to ensure the supply and keep it out of the hands of the competition
  15. Here's some more GNP Logging operations were in the North Maine Woods they had several farms in the early days that supplied the fuel for the horses and the men. The largest one is Pittston Farm at Seboomook Lake, just south of the point where the North Branch Penobscot River drains into the lake it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places They built dams on many of the lakes to control the river levels for the log runs Pittston Farm -1904 Aerial of dam being built at Churchill A float on one of the lakes A crew at a logging camp mess hall
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