19 tons of steam powered glory, the restored Lombard Log Hauler shoots steam above the trees at the Maine Forest and Logging Museum in Bradley
Heavy Metal! Men & Their Machines, Blacksmith Round-up Saturday, August 16, 2014
The Stanley steamer was a steam car invented by the Stanley brothers of Kingfield, Maine. A contemporary of the Lombard it used a small steam engine instead of the gasoline internal combustion engines we use today. In 1906 a Stanley held the world speed record of 127 mph. These are seen in several museums but are very seldom seen running.
Students of UMO's Mechanical Engineering Technology program work to restore a 1910 Lombard Log Hauler. There are only 3 running Lombards in the world, 2 of them are at the Maine Forest and Logging Museum.
It’s full steam ahead at the Maine Forest and Logging Museum. 19 tons of steam powered glory come to life at Leonards Mills Saturday, August 16th as the restored 1910 Lombard Log hauler celebrates its grand opening to the public. Only 3 running Lombards exist in the world and two of them are at the Maine Forest and Logging Museum.
10 am – Event opens
11 am – Grady Machine Shop Dedication, see TONS of machines
2 pm – Lombard Log Hauler Grand Opening
Tons of machines on display! Also on display, several Celtracks including a restored 1937 running model,a running Stanley Steamer, plus chainsaws, a 1930’s log splitter, fire trucks and a TimberPro TF 830!
Free for museum members, just $10 for adults and $5 for children 13 and over.