donkey engine

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Synonyms for donkey engine

a locomotive for switching rolling stock in a railroad yard

(nautical) a small engine (as one used on board ships to operate a windlass)

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He's also customized steam donkey miniatures and scratch-built ones.
101), peek into a typical logger's cabin, see steam donkey engines used to haul logs, and ride operating Gypsy and Falk steam locomotives.
The other is a retired heavy machinery repairman; he built a model steam donkey that looks real.
In sharp contrast to other green hills of the coastal Northwest, where the idea of federal stewardship arrived too late, major parts of the Olympic Peninsula were spared the axe and steam donkey, later to be managed according to the principles of modern forestry.
The forest center will give visitors a taste of the history Kiser lived, with a replica of a logging camp and a reconstructed steam donkey - a steam-engine winch used to yard and load logs.
In this "ground-lead" process, logs were dragged over the ground to the yarding spot by a cable run out from the steam donkey engine.