MLC car roster

The Moody Lumber Co. uses classic wooden disconnect log cars as well as some special cars to haul loggers, goods and other supplies. The list below shows the car roster with some explaining words to the cars.

Note – the bogie cars are using disconnects as trucks. Therefore a maximum of 6 cars (+ Caboose) can be in service at the same time.


Logging Disconnects

These cars have been built several years ago and got a “refit” in 2016 including laser cut steel parts for the pedestals, spikes on top of the log bunks as well as functional chains to tie down the load.

I’ve 6 pairs in service, which are stored in two crates. The disconnects are also used below my bogie cars as trucks.


Water Car #3

There were two essential sources needed on steam engines. Fuel and Water. On some logging spurs, there’s no natural water source available, so the water has to be brought in by trains as well. Some railroads used old tank cars, other homemade water cars or, as the MLC does, an old tender, rebuild as water tank car.

This car is designed and used as riding car behind the steam locos. The installed water tank expands the locos on-board-tank for longer rides.


Tool & Work Car #4

Sometimes you need a mobile workshop on a logging railroad to repair equipment out in the woods or to re-rail cars and locos. This car has all on board what is needed for such backwoods repairs.

This car uses disconnects as trucks. The roof is removable, so the shed can be used to store items and equipment.


Crew & Camp Car #5

Cars like this were used for multiple purposes, hauling loggers as passenger cars of goods and supplies as boxcar. It can also be a mobile home for the track-gang when laying down new logging spurs.

This car uses disconnects as trucks. I didn’t install interior, so the car can be used to store equipment during operation sessions.


Flat Car #6

To haul large equipment, the MLC also has a flat car on it’s roster. I’ll build additional gondola sides to haul sand and gravel as well.

This car uses disconnects as trucks. I didn’t install interior, so the car can be used to store equipment during operation sessions.


Logging Caboose #7

Since all other cars are un-braked, the logging caboose is a necessary brake-car on longer trains and is also used by the train crew as shelter.

The caboose features interior and lighting (incl. tail lamps)