Lombard Log Hauler



The restoration of the Steam Lombard Log Hauler at our Bradley, Maine, site is the most active project in progress at the the Maine Forest & Logging Museum. To date, this project has involved well over 150 individuals, along with help from many companies and the University of Maine. There have been more than 50 major donors supporting the project through funds, materials, time, and services, and the level of enthusiasm remains high as progress continues to be made.

  Lombard Steam Log Hauler
Our goal is to continue that progress, and for our machine to become operational! A restored and running Lombard Log Hauler will provide a strong educational tool, to show the people of today how the mechanical technology of forest product harvesting began.
Lombard Steam Log Hauler   Fortunately, our machine is quite complete, though over ninety years of being both worked and stored out in the woods has taken its toll. In spite of the work already done through the efforts and dedication of volunteers and the donated services and expertise from the Mechanical Engineering Department of the University of Maine, there is much yet to be done to fully restore our Lombard.

Four men were required to operate the Loghauler: an engineer, fireman, pilot or steersman, and a conductor.

The Lombard at Leonard's Mills was built about 1910, and came from near Ross Lake, north of Allagash Lake. Our aim is to operate the Lombard, and continue to offer educational and enjoyable programs for the public. New volunteers interested in restoration work or historical research are encouraged to contact the Museum and get involved.

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