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Possibly the hoisting system of an old steam-powered crane or steam shovel near the end of the Camp 9 spur line of the East Branch & Lincoln Railroad (1893-1948) in the Pemigewasset Wilderness of the New Hampshire White Mountains. Steam-powered cranes were used to load logs on to railroad log trucks. This spur line, beginning at Camp 9, traveled in a northwesterly direction, crossed Franconia Brook at today's Lincoln Brook Trail crossing, and ended at a landing / work area just beyond the brook.
Title: East Branch & Lincoln Railroad - Steam-powered log loader

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Possibly the hoisting system of an old steam-powered crane or steam shovel near the end of the Camp 9 spur line of the East Branch & Lincoln Railroad (1893-1948) in the Pemigewasset Wilderness of the New Hampshire White Mountains. Steam-powered cranes were used to load logs on to railroad log trucks. This spur line, beginning at Camp 9, traveled in a northwesterly direction, crossed Franconia Brook at today's Lincoln Brook Trail crossing, and ended at a landing / work area just beyond the...
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Location: White Mountains, New Hampshire, United States

Copyright: ©2012 ScenicNH Photography LLC | Erin Paul Donovan

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