The 1910 Phoenix Log Hauler was built with a 100 h.p. 4 cylinder engine. This unique steam engine, #60, was manufactured in 1910 at Eau Claire, WI for the Big River Lumber Company, which later became The Pas Lumber Company of The Pas, Manitoba, Canada. It was one of five owned by the company and designed to easily pull 20 sleds loaded with logs. One of these engines could haul 50,000-75,000 board feet of lumber. The track laying design, more commonly known as caterpillar tracks, made it possible for the logging companies in the Upper Midwest and central Canada to operate year round with large wheeled carts in the summer and sleds in the winter. The engine crew consisted of three. The steersman, on the front, would send signals to the engineer by ringing a bell operated by a rope along the side of the boiler. The engineer would start, stop and reverse based on the number of bell rings and blow the whistle to alert workers that the sleds would be moving. The fireman stoked the fire and kept the steam pressure in the boiler at its peak. No form of brakes were ever developed. Period advertising boasted "Travel 5 miles per hour, Consume 1 1/4 Ton of Coal in 10 hours."
In 1903, Phoenix Manufacturing Company entered a licensing agreement for the track design with the developer, Alvin O. Lombard of Maine. Phoenix continued to improve on the design until around 1920 when the internal combustion engine led to steam power being phased out. Of over one hundred of these engines there were only four known to be operational survivors.