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 Posted: Wed Jan 4th, 2012 07:40 pm
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danpickard
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Hi all,
Got this new link from another forum, to a collection of logging related photos that I hadn't seen before. Do a search for the usual logging terms (donkey, sawmill, camp etc)...turns up some interesting photos.

http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/BIOS/fmpc/index.html

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Dan Pickard

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 Posted: Sun Jan 8th, 2012 04:20 am
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There are some pretty sweet pictures in that mix. Here were a few gems I found...

Looking out of an aerial tramway
http://dpg.lib.berkeley.edu/webdb/metcalf/search?dates=&keyword=rail&HiRes=FM000156a_ii.jpg

Elevated tracks for lumber loading (including elevated turnouts)
http://dpg.lib.berkeley.edu/webdb/metcalf/search?dates=&keyword=tramway&HiRes=FM003775a_ii.jpg

More crazy raised track. This would make a nice model scene.
http://dpg.lib.berkeley.edu/webdb/metcalf/search?dates=&keyword=trestle&HiRes=FM001305a_ii.jpg

Nice lumber carrier
http://dpg.lib.berkeley.edu/webdb/metcalf/search?dates=&keyword=boat&HiRes=FM001559a_ii.jpg

Multi-track wharf scene
http://dpg.lib.berkeley.edu/webdb/metcalf/search?dates=&keyword=wharf&HiRes=FM003602a_ii.jpg

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 Posted: Sun Jan 8th, 2012 03:03 pm
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Herb Kephart
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Great pix, Dan and Titus.

I wonder why, in the middle photo of Titus's, they went to the expense to build the elevated section, if it's only function was to load cars?


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 Posted: Mon Jan 9th, 2012 12:32 am
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Good question. At first it looked like it was elevated to stack the wood higher, but the second one doesn't make any sense. Clearly another modeller who simply liked trestles.

The pic with the harbor is interesting too-that looks like a very sketchy harbor to try and dock in the fog and surf. Clearly a time when life and wood were cheap.



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 Posted: Mon Feb 27th, 2012 11:08 pm
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Hi loggers !


Just been looking for some trestle pics on the net, and came up with a good link.

Some years ago I scored a wonderful book called 'Kinsey Photographer'.
Produced by Dave Bohn & Rodolfo Petschek.
Published in 1986, by Chronicle Books of San Francisco.

This is an amazing collection of Darius Kinsey's pacific-northwest timber country photographs.
Fantastic printing & VERY large format pages.
I can't reccomend it highly enough for the images useful to modelling logging.

I didn't know Darius had a brother called Clark...
...until now !
( maybe I should have read the text, but was gob-smacked by the photos )

Anyhow...
...the link is to about 3000 of Clark Kinsey's photographs, in the collection of The University of Washington.
They are all well labelled, and pretty good image quality.
Enjoy !


" TTIIMMBBEERR !! "


Cheers

Si.

Clark Kinsey's Photographs - University of Washington

This is the main index.
There are lots of categories to choose from, to aid finding what you want.



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 Posted: Wed Feb 29th, 2012 04:45 am
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Titus,
About the "Looking out of an aerial tramway" favorite photo of yours that you posted.

Was there any info w/ the Photo as to what lumber outfit this was?

I know of one in Plumas County that was like this, and it's story captured the attention and imagination of my late father on a history trip we did in 2007 to the region.

Thanks, Peter

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 Posted: Wed Feb 29th, 2012 04:19 pm
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Kinsey was very talented, and his large format negatives give stunning prints.

A hearty X2  on any of his books.


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