3 lumber trucks loaded, California - 1920 license plates.
Vintage Logging

Vintage logging – logging trucks

Each Saturday morning I review 10 vintage logging, forestry and saw milling photos. This week’s review of vintage logging are scenes logging trucks and their role in the logging and forestry industry.

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1918 Logging truck in Washington
1918 Logging truck in Washington

1919 Garford logging truck, Charles Fox and Sons log truck in Port Angeles
1919 Garford logging truck, Charles Fox and Sons log truck in Port Angeles

Image information taken from the North Olympic Library System’s Kellogg Master Index, including the following notes:
Garford logging truck on Lincoln Street near Front Street in Port Angeles in 1919; Thomas Fox, driving; truck owned by Charles Fox and Sons Logging Co. Used in ‘Early days… Logging Trucks.’


1920 Fleet of Diamond T logging trucks.
1920 Fleet of Diamond T logging trucks.

Circa 1920 Diamond-T logging trucks on Camano Island; five trucks in line across photo; unidentified people, buildings and hillside beyond them; typeset caption “Fleet of early Diamond-T logging trucks at Utsalady on Camano Island, Washington, in 1920”.


1920 Early Diamond T logging truck.
1920 Early Diamond T logging truck.

Diamond-T logging truck with solid tires, truck with large log heading toward lower right; plank road on left; unidentifed man at wheel and unidentified man in uniform standing beside truck on right; trees in background.


1918 April 07 log truck leaving Concrete Road at Enumclaw, WA.
1918 April 07 log truck leaving Concrete Road at Enumclaw, WA.

Four men stop over railway tracks to pose for a photo with a 7ft Douglas Fir log weighing 32.5 ton.


1917 Fageol log truck.
1917 Fageol log truck.

1917 Fageol truck hauling large log; truck with crank on front, hard rubber tires and license #49550 facing toward right; two unidentified men sitting in truck without cab, unidentified man standing beside truck; “Snow Mercantile Co.” sign on building in background on right.


1918 White truck with load of logs.
1918 White truck with load of logs.

White truck with load of logs; truck with hard rubber tires and cab facing toward left; unidentified men standing on running board, standing beside front of load and three men standing on top of load; spar tree to rear of truck at right; two more unidentified men at right.


1918 Kelly-Springfield truck with crew
1918 Kelly-Springfield truck with crew

Probably on the Olympic Peninsula, Washington, US.


Vintage photo, log loading on a truck.
Vintage photo, log loading on a truck.

1920 Lumber trucks.
1920 Lumber trucks.

3 lumber trucks loaded, California – 1920 license plates.
Rights Information: Feb 28 2019 Special permission granted by the owning institution, California State University, Chico, CA, US, to WoodchuckCanuck.com, for use of this image for historical logging special collection review. Source: cdlib.org


A Newfoundland born Canadian with a life long interest in woodworking, baking and anything else that peaks my curiosity.

One Comment

  • David M Hatt

    I always enjoy these old photos of lumbering, I grew up with horses an lumbering an later in the 60’s my dad bought the first timberjack that was in this part of Charlotte County NB. Love the history.

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