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Restore The 4 video collection - Logging Railroad films, eBook, photos(Updated)
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Restore The 4 video collection - Logging Railroad films, eBook, photos(Updated):

Restore the 4! Video Collection
We found too much film to fit on a single DVD, so we're releasing it on a 32GB thumb drive. The production includes nearly three hours of video. When you are done watching that, browse through the nearly 150 Rayonier--related railroad photos, read the scanned copy of the souvenir program from Rayonier's "End of an Era" celebration, and browse a special electronic edition of the book "The Locomotives of Rayonier" by Rayonier's company historian.
For more information and stills for each film, see headlining title in this production is Rayonier's End of an Era film from 1962. This edition is a new scan of the original 16mm film, with the best restoration Rayonier could find. While you may have seen this title before, you've never seen it like this -- in full HD and with the best restoration we could find. See for yourself in the pictures -- the best copy previously released is on the right, and this new copy is on the left:
Other titles:
  • End of an Era outtakes: This is a collection of scenes that were cut (or cut down) from the original film, including#14 at the new Prairie Creek Bridge (1:19), #38 cruising at Axford Prairie (1:16), Diesel #45 on the barge (7:02)
  • End of an Era additional scenes. This is a slient black-and-white film of some of the same material as End of an Era, but shot by Rayonier employees. It shows many of the same scenes shot from different angles, and several new scenes. (10:45 runtime)
  • KOMO-TV's "The last of the Steam Age" episode from their show "Expedition Northwest". This episode, which Rayonier helped produce, chronicles the end of steam power in the woods, through the frame of the retirement of Rayonier's steam locomotives. Black and White, narrated by Don McCune (24:20 runtime)
  • Reid Collins' "Vancouver Island Logging, 1938-1944"This video was compiled from "home movies" shot by a steam donkey operator during those years in the woods of Vancouver Island, BC, Canada. It shows a logger's life from the employment office, onto the ferry that carried them to the logging camp, and a bit of life in the logging camps. The teams then head to the woods and do some old-fashioned high-lead logging, use steam donkeys pull the timber to the landings and load it onto railcars, which carry it to the harbor; there it is loaded onto a ship for transport to the mills. Plenty of railroad scenes are mixed in! Reid Collins was a forestry consultancy based in Vancouver, BC which was later acquired by Pope Resources of Washington State.
  • 1956 film on Rayonier's Clallam Area logging and railroad operations. This film was made for Rayonier by the Baldwin Locomotive company's Pacific Northwest salesman. This film inspired the storyline and format of the later "End of an Era" film. This silent film starts in Sappho logging camp, takes us through some logging operations, and then moves to the railroad. Locomotives 4, 9, and 14 are shown in action, followed by the delivery of Rayonier's first two diesel locomotives, #201 and #202. Color, silent. (19:45 runtime)
  • The Last Run of #2, and #8 at Sekiu. This film combines footage of the Clallam line's 2-spot making her ceremonial last run from the woods down to Sekiu, including some time at the Sekiu yard and unloading pier. Then we show Clallam #8, a side-tank mallet, running from the woods to Sekiu as well. Color, silent. (11:49 runtime)
  • Railroad Films from the Polson Museum. The Polson Museum in Hoquiam contributed the use of 5 films of theirs, centered around Railroad Camp and the Grays Harbor line. Locomotive #111 is the biggest star of these films, but a diesel and other steamers make their appearance as well, including, sadly, the lokeys on the scrapping track. Color, silent. (16:09 runtime)
  • The Spirit of 76. In the lead-up to the USA's bicentennial in 1976, bicentennial mania gripped the nation -- including Rayonier! Rayonier painted up their diesel locomotive #76 in a new bicentennial livery in 1975. The film shows the final touches on the paint job, as well as a first run in the new colors, and some of the many folks who came out to take pictures. Color, silent (2:27 runtime)
  • 1966 Board of Directors Tour. Rayonier's board of directors decided to hold their September 1966 meeting in the Pacific Northwest, and the meeting featured a tour of the Hoquiam, WA logging operations. The board members boarded a Rayonier train near Railroad Camp, and rode to the end of the line at Crane Creek, where they watched loading operations, and then toured a couple of logging sites before returning to Crane Creek for lunch at the camp dining hall. Color, silent. (15:00 runtime)
  • Excerpts from Rainier Pulp and Paper's 1935 film. In 1935, Rainier Pulp and Paper company of Shelton, Washington, made a silent film showing how Washington forests were converted to their specialized pulp (Rainier was the original name of Rayonier). While Rainier didn't own any timberland or railroads, the film depicts Simpson Lumber's railroad and harvesting operations. Silent, Black and white (4:16 runtime).

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