Logging - Fine Art Prints of Historical Photos from the Pacific Northwest

 

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  1. A Small but Mighty Logging Steam Engine

    A Small but Mighty Logging Steam Engine - circa 1900

    This logging engine appears to be partly hand-made by the logging company that utilized it - particularly the wooden components. Learn More
  2. Benson Logging Railroad Through Tall Trees - Ford

    Benson Logging Railroad Through Tall Trees - c. 1905

    Simon Benson was a technical innovator, and one of the first to use logging railroads rather than ox teams to haul his cut logs to the river. Learn More
  3. Logging - Bill Grisdale & Crew at Simpson's Camp No. 1, near Shelton

    Bill Grisdale & Crew at Simpson's Camp No. 1, near Shelton - c. 1900

    Bill Grisdale, in the white shirt standing beside the tender, was the nephew of Sol Simpson, who founded Simpson Logging Company in 1890. Learn More
  4. Loading a Log Train near Redmond - Wallace

    Loading a Log Train near Redmond - c. 1905

    It looks pretty cold and damp in this scene of loading logs on railroad cars somewhere near Redmond in King County, Washington. Learn More
  5. Log Train in Northwest Washington - Cress

    Log Train in Northwest Washington - c. 1925

    Photographer Cress's notes state, "Three to six logs usually constitute a carload, sometimes a single log." Learn More
  6. Logging "Roll Way", with Tracks, Yard & Steam Donkey - Ford

    Logging "Roll Way", with Tracks, Yard & Steam Donkey - c. 1898

    A good overview of many aspects of a turn-of-the-last-century logging operation, captured here by Portland photographer John F. Ford. Learn More
  7. North Bend Number 1 Ready to Unload Logs - Ernest A. Stauff

    North Bend Number 1 Ready to Unload Logs - c. 1900

    The crew of this southern Oregon logging train pauses for a photo before unloading their logs into the waiting pond. Learn More
  8. Oregon Water Power & Railway Cars at Logging Camp - Indahl

    Oregon Water Power & Railway Cars at Logging Camp - c. 1905

    This rural-looking scene is likely somewhere in east Multnomah County, along the line of the O. W. P. & Ry. Company, a name that lasted for only four years in the early 1900s. Learn More
  9. Pondering an Accident on the Benson Logging Train - Ford

    Pondering an Accident on the Benson Logging Train - c. 1900

    In this wonderfully detailed John F. Ford photo, a group of concerned workers discuss their next move after a large log has broken loose and severely damaged the firewood tender for the Benson Logging & Lumber Company train. Learn More
  10. Saldern's Logging Road, 13 1/2 Percent Grade - Ford

    Saldern's Logging Road, 13 1/2 Percent Grade - c. 1898

    Climax Engine Number 2 works to push three large logs up a steep grade near Grays River in southwest Washington. Learn More
  11. Two Ways to Move Logs by Raiload - White

    Two Ways to Move Logs by Raiload - 1904

    This view demonstrates large logs can be pushed ahead of a steam engine, or pulled behind while loaded on flatcars. Learn More
  12. Weyerhaeuser Railroad Logging Camps 4 & 3 - Clark Kinsey
  13. Willamette Falls Railway, Woodyard Across the Tualatin

    Willamette Falls Railway, Woodyard Across the Tualatin - c. 1900

    Gathering wood for the paper mills at Willamette Falls was one of the main purposes of the Willamette Falls Railway, though it also provided passenger service for local families. Learn More

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