Loading logs onto a timber train near Kettle Creek, Potter County, PA, 1901.
flipFlip to Skidway of more than 3,000 logs above railroad tracks, somewhere in Pennsylvania, circa 1900.
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A logging machine lifts a giant log that will be placed on the flat bed area of a logging train. Workers are standing on the logs that are already loaded and there are logs dispersed over the ground in this photo.

Credit: Courtesy of the Pennsylvania State Archives

In the late 1800s, makeshift railroads enabled timber companies to log previously inaccessible areas, and turn Pennsylvania into one of the nation's leading producers of timber.

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