Steam Driven Tractor Loaded with Logs, Algoma District, Ontario, circa 1915.

The Lombard Steam Log Hauler as it was officially known looked and operated much like a small steam locomotive. It had an engineer and fireman that maintained the boiler pressure and controlled the speed of the engine, but was steered by a man sitting in front of the boiler. The Pine Lumber Co. of Devon (near Chapleau) c1917, was one of the few Ontario locations where a Lombard was known to have been used. The proprietors of the Devon mill were from the Lotbiniere area of Quebec and Lombards were produced in Maine.

The Linn tractor was a gasoline powered vehicle driven like an automobile.

Linn Tractor Towing A Load, Iron Bridge, Ontario, Canada Circa 1930.

Brag Lumber Load, Thessalon, Ontario, circa 1900

Black and white photo of six men on top of a brag load of logs in winter time. In front stand two white horses harnessed to the wagon. A man stands on the ground to the left of the load and a young boy stands to the right.
Notes: The term ‘brag load’ referred to loads of logs which were large enough that their size was worth bragging about.


3 thoughts on “Steam Driven Tractor Loaded with Logs, Algoma District, Ontario, circa 1915.

    1. Hi Brian, that was taken from the “notes” portion of the description of the photo on the website that I credited with a link back. Looks like they edited your comment and used it. I can give you personal credit for the description or remove/change it, what would be your preference?


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