Unloading logs at Rock Bay

Unloading logs at Rock Bay

Unloading logs at Rock Bay

Unloading long logs at Rock Bay, the tidewater terminal of the British Columbia Mills, Timber and Trading Company's operation on Vancouver Island, B.C. by means of a simple device of a series of wire ropes passed under the logs, which are pulled taut by another wire rope attached to the locomotive, which by simply slacking ahead a few yards lifts several loads at once to an angle of 45 degrees, when the logs roll into the water simultaneously and with that one motion, the lateral ropes then relax, are loosened by hand, and weights attached at opposite ends automatically drag the ropes back beyond the track. The locomotive then couples to the train, pulls the second half to a similar position train of eight long carloads in two motions, inside of ten minutes, for the entire operation.

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