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American Log Loaders
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Author:  John T [ Fri Mar 13, 2015 9:29 pm ]
Post subject:  American Log Loaders

The American log loaders have done better preservation wise than the Barnharts. To the best of my knowledge there are six still around. I am always looking for information on builder's numbers to expand my list.

Brevard, NC-Cradel of Forestry (USFS) Pisgah National Forest
American C/N 526-0 Model E Log Loader 36” gauge Steam 1911/12
original owner unknown (Carr Lbr. Co.?)
Ely-Thomas Lbr. Co. Fenwick, WV 1940’s
Allen & Samborski Ann Arbor, MI 1955
CofF 1983
http://www.littleriverrailroad.org/imag ... der-01.jpg

New Centerville, PA-Mike Miller (stored)
American Model C Log Loader steam (converted to Gas)
Hassinger Lbr. Co. ?, WV
Bemis Lbr. Co. Robbinsville, NC

Townsend, TN-Little River Railroad & Lumber Co. Museum
American Model C Log Loader C/N 823 Steam 1915/16
Hobart Keys Marshall, TX
Texas Forestry Museum Lufkin, TX 1979
Little River RR & Lbr Co. Museum 2003 (shipped 11-18-03, arrived 11-22-03)

Lufkin, TX-Texas Forestry Museum
American Model C Log Loader C/N 317 Steam 1909/10
Carter-Kelley Lbr. Co. Manning, TX
W. T. Carter & Brother Camden, TX 1935
TFM 1970

Cass, WV-Cass Scenic RR State Park
American Log Loader Model C C/N 855 Steam (converted to diesel 1945) 1916 (operable)
Elk River Coal & Lbr. Co. Swandale, WV
W. M. Ritter Lbr. Co. #1 “ 1958/59
Georgia-Pacific Corp. no# “ 1961
CSRR 1967
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Durbin, WV-Durbin & Greenbrier Valley RR
American Model C Log Loader C/N 632 Steam 1912/13
Moore-Keppel & Co. Ellamore, WV
Middle Fork RR Ellamore, WV
Foster Smith Philippi, WV early 1960’s (stored at Berryburg, WV)
Mike Miller Rockwood, PA 1992
(displayed at the New Centerville, PA Firemen’s Grounds)
Durbin & Greenbrier Valley RR Durbin, WV 08-03 (delivered 11-21-03)

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