The Long Log Car
The Long Log Car is one of six log cars at the railroad, but there is only one long log car. It is used to haul logs from one place to another, and it usually carries five logs. This car is mainly in a log train with the rest of the log cars, pulled by the Shay. This model came with five logs, and it has chains to help hold them in place. Also on the car is lettering, including specifications for the car. The Long Log Car does not run under a roadname. The log car itself is used for moving logs at many railroads. One of the best examples of log cars at work is at a mountain logging railroad. Here, trees on top of the mountain would be cut down and put on a log car. A Shay would then take the cars down the steep slopes of the mountain. At the bottom, there would generally be a sawmill that would take the logs. Then the Shay would take the empty cars back up the mountain. A lot of these railways have been shut down, with the exception of Cass Scenic Railroad in West Virginia (link to their site is in the Links Page). We haven't had any problems with the car, and we hope not to.