DVD Narrow Gauge Logging Railroads of El Dorado County 44 mins • colour and B&W • dubbed sound
Tremendous film of the two 3’ gauge lines of the Michigan California Lumber Company in El Dorado County, California.
These were really one operation bringing timber down to the mills, but were separated by the 1200’ deep ravine of the South Fork of the American River, which the company crossed using a half-mile long cableway. This is shown in operation, as are views from the cable car en-route across the ravine.
Also seen are felling operations, trains - some with wood-burning Shays and Heislers, and the mills at Pino Grande and Diamond Springs. Plus there is footage of the eight mile long, standard gauge, Camino, Placerville and Lake Tahoe Railroad and of 3’ gauge Shay No. 4 undergoing restoration.