“Guy Line Log Loading” at the Bear Creek Railroad

Posted by Gerd on Monday, 30 June 2014

Hello,

end of May, we were for a visit at the great Tüffenwies-Layout in Zurich/Switzerland for a 4 days public event with a lot of steam and fun.

For this event, we raised a spar tree with a typical log loading system, calles guy line loading, which was used on several american logging railroads.

The logs were lifted on to the log cars by the steam-powered winch, which is mounted to the Shay. With the additional gypsy head, the whole train can be moved to load all the cars.

More about my 5″-gauge / 2″-scale logging railroad is shown on my BCRR-website, which is linked in the menu bar at the top.