Long Leaf in Rapides Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
Clyde Log Skidder
— Clyde Iron Works Duluth, Minnesota —
Wood burning, steam powered, 4 line, re-haul skidder on wheels. A wire rope was run from its metal booms to the woods where logs were hooked and hauled into piles near the tracks.
This is the only double-end skidder known to exist!
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Railroads & Streetcars.
Location. 31° 0.44′ N, 92° 33.407′ W. Marker is in Long Leaf, Louisiana, in Rapides Parish. Marker can be reached from Long Leaf Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Longleaf LA 71448, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Locomotive Graveyard (a few steps from this marker); Clyde Double Drum-Cable Outhaul Log Skidder (a few steps from this marker); Locomotive #400 (a few steps from this marker); Crowell and Spencer Engine #400 (a few steps from this marker); The "Roundhouse", The Machine Shop and the "Car Knockers Shed" (within shouting distance of this marker); The McGiffert Log Loader (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Red River and Gulf RR Locomotive #106 (about 500 feet away); Old Planer Mill Machinery (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Long Leaf.
More about this marker. Located on the grounds of the Southern Forest Heritage Museum, Admission required.
Credits. This page was last revised on October 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 26, 2019, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 287 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 26, 2019.