Steam-powered Lombard Log Hauler at White Mt. Central Railroad,
For the first time in about 10 years, on March 19, 2011, the Lombard Log
hauler was steamed up and running at the White Mountain Central Railroad at
Clark's Trading Post in Lincoln, NH. Reconstructed and meticulously
restored from the relics of five machines, this is one of the last of its
kind in running condition. Manufactured by A.O. Lombard in Waterville, ME
at the turn of the twentieth century, Lombards were the precursors to
modern day crawler tractors. They were built to haul long "trains" of sleds
loaded with logs from the woods to the yards.
Linn Tractor Halftrack
A quick clip showing a 1935 Linn Tractor and it's unique pioneering
flexible traction system that uses an independent roller chain to disperse
the load over the track. Developed by Holman Linn and patented in 1918,
based on the Lombard Steam Log Hauler system. One of only 2500 built
between 1916 and 1952, this is probably the most complete and fully
functional survivor in the world. Power is supplied by a naturally
aspirated Cummins. Pioneer Acres Museum, Irricana, Alberta.
Twin City Antique Tractor Rollag Minnesota
Twin City 60 - 90 tractor at the 2000 Western Minnesota Steam Threshers
Reunion held in Rollag, Minnesota.This tractor was built in Minnesota by
the Minneapolis Steel & Machinery Company. MS&MC mergered in 1929 with
Moline Plow Company and Minneapolis Threshing Machine Company to become
Minneapolis Moline. The 60 - 90 was the biggest tractor built by the Twin
Hauling Hay with 1926 Ford Model TT 1 Ton Truck
Bringing in the hay with my 1926 Ford TT 1 ton truck. The truck has a New
Zealand 'Colonial' built cab and deck.
What use is a vintage truck if you can't use it?
12 December 2010
(I think over 60 bales of hay was the biggest load)
Snowplow Alley! History of snowplows in Maine!
A featured video of the Cole Land Transportation Museum, details the
history of snowplowing in Maine with interviews of former Coles Express
drivers and and old snowplow footage.
Taken from the Cole Museum video archives, it is also available for sale on
DVD with a 28 minute tour of the museum. You can visit www.colemuseum.org
for more information. Video is copyright of the Cole Land Transportation
Museum and is used here by permission.
Narrated by Lowell Kjenstad, curator and trusted friend of the museum.