A tree is a tree I guess. I can fill you in on the flat car that it is riding on. American Car and Foundry was created in 1899 when 13 small railroad car manufacturers merged to create American Car and Foundy, which was based in ST. Charles, Missouri. In fact it is still operating under the name ACF Industries in St. Charles.
Would they not have had to chain that monster on or something. Those little plug things couldn't have held that mammoth, going around a corner shifting. It does appear there might be some sort of chunk wedged in the far right corner. What do you think Buzz....
Charlott on 20th February 2015 @ 7:07am
The "little plug things" are chocks. Since they aren't being used on this log, I'm sure they would have something wedged in under the log and have the log chained down tightly with log binders. A log this size would generally have to come out of wet country. Maybe the top or west side of the cascades or the coast. Appears to be the butt cut of a tree. And would guess a Douglas fir from the little bit of bark I can see. And Charlott, saying a tree is a tree I guess, is like saying a pretty woman is a human I guess. LOL
Buzz on 20th February 2015 @ 7:39am
Right now, this guy seems more infatuated with the tree than a pretty woman. I wonder if he measured a pretty woman the same way?
Anyway...moving on to the photo.....what is the writing all over the tree? I see the name Roy and I see little 8 figures. Timber sellers have a brand, but I'm not sure that is what those are.
l.e. on 20th February 2015 @ 8:55am
l.e., brands would be my guess. They used to mark the end of the log to denote ownership.
db on 20th February 2015 @ 10:39am
They did use branding hammers to denote ownership, but with all the numbers, I wonder if somebody was figuring the board feet in that log.
Buzz on 20th February 2015 @ 11:05am