Transportation of large tree trunks by chutes, trolleys, trains and barges.
"Where the huge timbers crash down to the river - by the quickest route." M/S of very large tree trunks being transported by rail. Man sits on the back of the trolley which transports them. Various shots of large timber being propelled down chutes into the water below. M/S of man walking along a large log which he propels along with a long stick.
"Crash - dash - splash" is the song of these lumbermen." High angle shot of a log shooting down the chute. Various shots of splash downs. "Speed" is the watchword as the cut timber takes a cable ride." M/S of the cut planks being moved around on trolleys then on a hoist. Pulley system is used to transport the planks from the land onto a barge.
Was an item in Pathe Pictorial issue number 585.