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Date: 01/13/21 01:03
With This Many Years Of Service This Locomotive Shows Some Wear!
When Doug Richter came across Bridal Veil Lumbering Company's "Jumbo" in the mill yard at Bridal Veil, Oregon in August, 1937, she had many decades of logging service behind her already. Long gone was the factory shine that she once had. That had long since been replaced by the scars and grime of logging service.
Started in 1886, the Bridel Veil lumbering Co. was one of the oldest such ventures in Oregon. They were also one of the earliest to use a logging railroad to bring the cut timber to be milled. Jumbo, was built by Baldwin to serve this early 36' gauge logging road. The logging railroad was actually operated out of Palmer, Oregon where the mill there cut "cants" of wood were flumed down to the finishing mill at Bridel Veil.
Orginally built with a a fuel bunker for the wood she was desinged to burn, she has now sprouted an large, and somewhat beat-up, wooden tender to replace the long gone fuel bunker. Everywhere we look, we see the scars of heavy use in the woods.
Soon her days in the woods would be over and the scrapper would come to see that she was put to rest once and for all.
Edited 4 time(s). Last edit at 01/13/21 01:17 by LoggerHogger.
Date: 01/13/21 07:40
Re: With This Many Years Of Service This Locomotive Shows Some We
That's a great photo Martin, thanks for posting it.