Gordon Pond Railroad, Artifact – I have been working on one of my long term projects for the last few weeks. This project is focused on the abandoned railroads in the New Hampshire White Mountains. For the most part, I keep this work separated from my everyday photography business because there is not much interest for this type of imagery outside of New England.
I have been documenting, with a camera, the abandoned logging railroads for over a decade and have been exploring them for as long as I can remember. This project has taken me into parts of the White Mountains I would have never visited or photographed under normal circumstances. And if you are wondering my favorite abandoned railroad is the East Branch & Lincoln Railroad in Lincoln, but that is for another day.
I am sharing with you today images of an artifact I found along the abandoned Gordon Pond Railroad (1907-1916) with the hope someone can identify it.* I don't know what it is and haven’t had any luck identifying it. There are no identifying marks on it. Any ideas?
It could be part of a horse-drawn log sled, a logging tool, or something relating to 1900's mountain logging. It is located far enough off the railroad that I can rule out it being part of the railroad operations. This artifact was part of the logging operations in the forest.
Feel free to share this blog post with family and friends and with any outdoor enthusiasts who may know what this artifact could be. Identifying this artifact may answer a lot of questions.
Update, this artifact has been identified. And it is believed to be part of an old snubbing winch or steam donkey.
Happy image making..
*This is how the artifact was found.
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