Disused steam log hauler Longwood ranges 1935; Unknown photographer; 1935; RI.P4...
Disused steam log hauler Longwood ranges 1935About this object
A black and white photograph of a log hauler. Log haulers were used to haul sawn logs, from where they were cut down, to the tramline. They were moved to the work site on a bush tramway and anchored securely to counteract the pulling motion. They would burn wood offcuts to produce steam and used about 200 gallons of water a day. Early winches were single wire, and the rope had to be taken to the log by a horse every time. They were replaced with a twin winch system, which greatly improved efficiency. Which may be why this one lies abandoned.Maker
1935Inscription and Marks
Handwritten on the back: 'Disused steam log hauler Longwood ranges 1935'
Stamped on the back: 'Wallace Early Settlers Museum Riverton'
Handwritten on the back: 'No P46.93.609'
Handwritten on the back: '66'
h 55 mm x w 80 mm
organic, processed material, paper