I put this up on a couple of forums because this is one film that shouldn't be missed if you're into logging. Come to think of it, I'm sure you'll like it even if you don't model logging scenes.
I don't know if this has been posted here already, but if it hasn't and you haven't seen it you are in for a treat. There isn't much on the internet that I have found pertaining to early Atchafalaya Basin swamp logging. There's definitely more north western info available. The film was shot in 1920's by who I assume was one of the company owner's sons (just a hunch) and it shows due to the lack of getting more interesting shots. Still, it's way cool in my book. Check out how they stick a board under the log car to tip it and unload the logs.
I've always wanted to at least do a dio of a Louisiana logging RR because I used to live there, but there wasn't much of anything available, until I found this. I'm planning a trip down there soon to visit in-laws and friends and family and some model research. I plan on stopping by the museum they have down there. Sadly, there isn't much left except a few pilings and an old cannibalized loco laying upside down out near Lake Verret that I know of.
Ken, you have to watch part 2 there's one of your board lifters in action. Oh and the overhead monorail delivery system is sweet. I'd seen pictures of those, but didn't realize they had that 40 miles down the road from where I used to live. The mill had already been torn down by the time I was born as far as I know.
You can still see how they fanned out from central locations creating wagon wheels. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HF3-0NISvs4