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Research: Tram & Railroad Database

Code: 357
Corporate Name: Gerhart Lumber Company
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Track Type:
Standard Gauge Wooden Rails
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Locations Served: Polk
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Track Information:
Tram Road Logging / Industrial Common Carrier Logging Camp
History: According to Strapac, Gerhart Lumber Company of Laurelia in 1913 bought a steam locomotive from the Hilgard Lumber Company. The Hilgard sawmill plant at Laurelia had burned down in 1910 and had not been rebuilt. The locomotive had been used in Hilgard tram operations. Gerhart Lumber was probably a logging company that used tram operations to access timber.