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 Posted: Mon Jan 30th, 2017 06:06 pm
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brianwbc
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A couple of photos from last summer. I remember these things from the late 40's and early 50's:






This one is at Lake Cowichan here on Vancouver Island.
Hmm ... how about an R/C version, Woodie?



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I believe that most of those were built  by Ross, who also built fork lifts, but Ross was bought out by Clark around 1960 (?). In any event--that looks a little more sleek than the ones that I used to see in Philadelphia, when I was growing up . Ross stuff was built RUGGED and as one guy who also worked at the place that had two Ross forklifts that I rebuilt and serviced , described them they "looked like something that the Japs left on some South sea island in the 'thirties". I beam and heavy angle. I used to lift 22000 lbs, with extra homemade counterweight on the 18000 Lb model.

Always wanted to ride through the load space of an empty one traveling down a straight street when I was riding a motorcycle, but the few times that the opportunity arose--I chickened out. Unusual for me, back then. Stupid youth----

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Hi all,
Here's a real early one - This one is also an Vancouver Island at Port Alberni
P1050702a by oztrainz, on Flickr


and the details:
P1000197a by oztrainz, on Flickr



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There's a lumber museum in Centralia, WA. I think they have one of these parked outside. I'll have to check the next time I'm in the area...



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Herb: Thanks for the information
John: I hope to get to the Alberni Valley Museum this summer
Lee: If you go to Centralia, I hope you'll post some photos



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Hi Brian & all,

The 1929 version is displayed at the McLean Mill. This link might give you a lead-in on the best days to visit the mill with everything operating http://www.albernisteamtrain.com/steamdonkey/



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The lumber carrier Thread !


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The Ross lumber carrier looks familiar . . .



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