Saturday, December 1, 2012

Lombard gasoline haulers

In the winter of 1908-1909, The Lombard Steam Loghauler company tested their first gasoline engined hauler. This was the beginning of far more conventional halftrack vehicles and a large step away from the steam engine on tracks they built up till that time. Various configurations were tried over the years powered by various 4 and 6 cylinder engines from different manufacturers.  Lombard even produced their own 6 cylinder for awhile. Total number of Lombards produced is unknown but the last one was built in 1936. This one was also the only diesel model built.
These two vehicles were being demonstrated and on display at The Owls Head Transportation Museum a few years ago. 
More history here.

1 comment:

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