Lombard Log Hauler Helps Students Complete Museum Model


BRADLEY - A unique part of Maine's rich logging history made it's way to Penobscot County today. Our Erin Thomas has the story.

This nearly 100-year-old, 40,000 lb. machine was once used to move logs out of the North Woods. Now, it will help students at the University of Maine reconstruct a similiar piece of equipment.

The rare, fully-functional, Lombard log hauler, which originally ran on steam, used air compression to make it's move Monday.

A Brunswick family is loaning the historical piece to the Maine Forest and Logging Museum in Bradley.

It will be used as a tool to help students complete the log hauler at the museum, a process that's been slowed down for nearly three decades because of missing parts.

Erin Thomas


Erin joined the ABC-7 and FOX Bangor news team in February 2012. She was born and raised in Presque Isle, Maine where she attended Presque Isle High School.  While in college Erin interned in the WVII news room before working as a Production Assistant.  In May of 2012, Erin received her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Maine, along with a minor in Anthropology.  When she's not out covering local news, Erin enjoys running, skiing, visiting with family and friends, and traveling around this beautiful state.  She is especially interested in outdoor adventure so if you have a story idea, send it her way!

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