We at Matt’s are interested in all things wood, and this weekend I saw something that was pretty cool. There was a short segment on the local news about a rehabilitated Lombard log hauler in action. To call the Lombard a train on skis is probably as good a short description as any, but their function was actually to twitch logs. They were designed to replace oxen and horses, but their tenure in the woods was pretty brief, as they had a reputation for unruly behavior.
What’s more, these machines were manufactured in Waterville, where our own cast iron and steel beast resides. Neat.