The Timber Transfer was a unique
stationary overhead track crane, originally used to unload lumber products from
the EBT's narrow-gauge cars onto standard-gauge flatcars. After the lumber operations
ceased in the 1920's, the Timber Transfer stood unused for a number of years, until
the EBT had the idea to use it to transfer loaded standard-gauge freight cars onto
narrow-gauge trucks for delivery via EBT trackage. Since the EBT had been built with
standard-gauge clearances throughout, it was possible to move standard-gauge freight cars
along the EBT in this manner. The use of the Timber Transfer prolonged the usefulness of
although its use made the EBT's own freight cars unnecessary.
The Timber Transfer structure stood
overlooking the idle Mt. Union yard until 1977 when
it was dismantled as a safety hazard. All that is now left is the concrete foundations.