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How To Transfer Logs From A Train To A Truck ?
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 Posted: Sat Dec 9th, 2017 06:12 am
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Alan Sewell
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Looks a good model and although use of a crane to to a transfer was not that common.

It looks like a steam version of how St Regis loaded cars at their reload above Klikitat. 

I have one poorish photo in my collection, but it does show the crane and the deck of logs waiting the transfer.

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Hello Eric,

 Maybe this gives you an idea for the transfer:

http://digitalcollections.lib.washington.edu/cdm/singleitem/collection/clarkkinsey/id/1313/rec/8

http://digitalcollections.lib.washington.edu/cdm/singleitem/collection/clarkkinsey/id/811/rec/9

 I once was, like you, looking for something to load logs from railroad onto cars. Reason was that i did not want a pod, mill ...etc on the layout (not enough space).

 My explanation would have been the old mill does not exist anymore and trucks would have to bring the logs to the mill, plausible but not logic but as I go freelance i don't care.

 Finally i just put a steam crane next to a log dump and the mill is on the other end of the pond, not located on the layout.



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The obvious simple solution is the use of a "snaggletooth", officially known, I believe, as a log loader.

I will find a photo.

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Here ya go.






It was a bit of a project to find this.  

You see these all over the PNW.

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Attached is an old photo of the log unloader on the Chehalis Western Rwy. located at their Pe Ell, WA reload. 
Although this was a truck to train reload it could be modeled to load from the train to log cars. 

In the photo the train tracks are out of sight to the left and the Link Belt loader moves back and forth on a set of tracks under the carriage. 
Although the tracks have long been removed the loader is still sitting with tall weeds growing around it. 
I took this photo in the late 1960's using a cheap camera so the quality isn't that good.

Somewhere around I have a photo of loading logs at a landing in the later years, 
using a crane located next to the tracks in a setting that you would probably see today.

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 Posted: Sun Nov 4th, 2018 11:30 pm
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Looking back I see this thread started out about transfers FROM rail TO trucks. 

As this is pretty uncommon we seem to have posted the more usual Truck to Rail.

I am attaching a few photos adding to what Reg and Jack posted recently.

The first two are modern "snaggle tooth" aka Wagner log stackers unloading cars at Beaver Cove on the recently closed Englewoood railway. 

I took these in 2006.


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This is actually unloading a truck but later moved to unloading more of the train.

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Jack posted a photo of the Loaded at Pe Ell. 

Weyerhaueser had similar transfer machines on the railroad into Springfield.

A slide from  from my collection is attached. 

This is a rear view showing the railroad trucks it was carried on.
 
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Another from the collection shows the transfer in operation.

Alan 

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