Disused steam log hauler Longwood ranges 1935; Unknown photographer; 1935; RI.P4...

Name/Title

Disused steam log hauler Longwood ranges 1935

About 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

Unknown photographer

Maker Role

Photographer

Date Made

1935

Inscription 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'

Measurements

h 55 mm x w 80 mm

Period

1930s

Object Type

photographs

Subject and Association Keywords

Forestry and Sawmilling

Subject and Association Keywords

Machinery

Medium and Materials

organic, processed material, paper

Object number

RI.P46.93.609

Rights

Public Domain Public Domain

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