American Hoist and Derrick

Steam Log Loader

The Texas Forestry Museum in Lufkin has kindly made available to us an American Hoist and Derrick Steam Log Loader. They currently have two of these loaders and are planning to restore their other one. Only a handful of these still exist. The unit coming to us dates to about 1909, and was reportedly used in the building of the Panama Canal. It is an AH&D Model C and virtually identical to the loaders used by Little River.

         

Steam Log Loader at the Texas Forestry Museum

Little River Loader

 

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