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In Search of Steam Donkeys: Logging Equipment in Oregon ~ by Merv Johnson
One Track Mind
"The only book ever written about steam donkeys, this book gives you steam logging at it's best. Machine drawings and rigging diagrams are included along with over 350 photographs"   
~ Timber Times

Kinsey Photographer ~ by Bohn & Petschek  Kinsey Photographer 

"A magnificent collection of 206 classic duotone photographs of the Pacific Northwest taken in the first half of the century by renowned photographers Darius and Tabitha Kinsey. A stunning book of photography and a testament to the beauty of the region and the colorful life of its people. Captures the romance and rugged splendor of the Northwest--the glaciers, streams, trees, and loggers."
  ~ Amazon.com

Last of the 3 Foot Loggers ~ by Allan Krieg  -  source #2
Last of the 3 Foot Loggerswin Built
A pictorial history of the Hetch Hetchy & Yosemite Valleys Railway, predecessor of the West Side Lumber Company.
Over 190 Black and white photographs and illustrations. 3 maps in color.

Lima Shays On The Greenbrier, Cheat & Elk Railroad Company ~ by Kyle Neighbors
Lima Shays On The Greenbrier, Cheat & Elk Railroad Company
Burlington Route Steam Locomotive Photos
"A photograph collection of Shay locomotives built by the Lima Locomotive Works in Ohio, that were on the old Greenbrier, Cheat & Elk Railroad in and around Cass, West Virginia.   30 pages " 

Logging Along the Denver & Rio Grande   ~  by Gordon S. Chappell
Logging Along the Denver & Rio Grande
"The Narrow Gauge Logging Railroads of Southwestern Colorado and Northern New Mexico".

 

Logging in Plumas Countyby  Scott J. Lawson & Daniel R. Elliott  Logging in Plumas County

"Located within the northern Sierra Nevada mountain range, the forests of Plumas County were once seen as a source of endless timber.   . . . . While timber was abundant, the abilities of the early settlers to harvest, transport, and mill the logs were often very limited. Markets remained relatively local throughout the second half of the 19th century until the completion of the Western Pacific Railroad in 1909.  . . .  Vast tracts of untapped Plumas County timber were bought up by speculators, and many sawmills were erected. Logging in the western United States moved from animal power to steam engines to internal combustion in the space of about 50 years. While Plumas County's lumber industry was reflective of these developments, it also found its own identity as a timber-producing region that was nearly unequaled.

Logging the Redwoods ~ by Lynwood Carranco, John T. Labbe, John T. Labbe
Logging the Redwoods
"The story of the California redwood lumber industry also tells the stories of the men, the trains, and the land. Illustrations are outstanding for a vast collection of old historical photographs fill the pages. This is a MUST book for the historian, the railroad buff, and the timber enthusiast." 

Logging Railroads of the Adirondacks ~ by William Gove    
Logging Railroads of the Adirondacks
"Relates the history of railroad activity during that robust era that witnessed the most intense timber harvest ever undertaken in the Adirondacks. The period of 1890-1950 marked the romantic era of steam power as the rails reached deep into the old growth of the Adirondack woods to harvest the timber crop. ....... "

Logging Railroads of Alabama - by Thomas Lawson - Cabbage Stack Publishing - Jan. 1997 - The individual Alabama logging railroads were laid to a dozen different track gauges varying from 30-inch to 62-inch.   This book contains many photographs of Shay, Heisler, Climax and Dunkirk geared locomotives.  Rod locomotives ranging in size from 0-4-OT to 4-8-0 are pictured (including an ex-Colorado narrow gauge 2-8-0)!

"The author spent many long and challenging years painstakingly researching and compiling both the textual and photographic material for this book.   The book has educated me to the fact that Alabama had a considerable number of narrow and standard gauge logging railroads.   Quite a surprise were the large numbers of Shay, Heisler, and Climax locomotives (several with quite unique features)  utilized on these railroads.  Many rod type locomotives and heavy rail logging equipment are also detailed.   Of special interest are photos of an unusual Bell tracklaying machine utilized by some of the logging operations.     The book reads quite well.  The inclusion of specific logging and railroad stories adds to the reading enjoyment.   A detailed roster of logging companies and their specific engines (with c/n and ownership history) is included.  An added treat are full two pages of early lumber and timber company "letter heads" with their wonderful early graphics and lettering resembling stock certificates.   If you like reading about logging railroads,  geared & rod steam locomotives,  you "gotta" add this one to your collection." ~ Logging Railroads of Alabama

This book is Superb and rates a . . . . Buy It !!         

Logging Railroads of the Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains - Volume 1by  Thomas Fetters
Logging Railroads of the Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains - Volume 1
"Take a trip back into the days of logging railroads in the southwestern part of Virginia, the northwestern part of North Carolina and the northeastern part of Tennessee. "You'll discover an amazing number of long-forgotten railways, tram-roads, and narrow gauge lines, as well as many ghost towns in the Southern mountains that thrived at first, then faded with the passing of the logging industry. This new 288 - page hardbound book is packed with 331 rare photos, 54 maps and 30 locomotive rosters, with 90 companies represented."

Logging Railroads Along the Pemigewasset Riverby Bill Gove   Logging Railroads Along the Pemigewasset River

"A little more than a century ago, in the watershed of northern New Hampshire’s Pemigewasset River, stood some of New England’s finest and most beautiful virgin timber. With the nation growing, and demand for construction lumber increasing by the day, it was inevitable that these vast tracts of old-growth timber would attract the attention of the region’s largest logging tycoons. Logging Railroads Along the Pemigewasset River by retired forester and long time rail buff Bill Gove tells the fascinating story of the golden age of lumbering and railroading in the Pemigewasset River Valley of New Hampshire’s White Mountains. Based on more than three decades of research, Grove’s book examines the history of the various logging operations that worked the Pemi Watershed for a period of nearly 50 years. Among the logging railroads covered are the Gorden Pond, Woodstock & Thornton Gore, And Beebe River railroads, plus the timberland operations of the Johnson Lumber Company, Woodstock Lumber Company, W.D Veazey and Company, and Parker Young Company. Complementing Grove’s lively account of this unique era in White Mountain history are more than 225 vintage photographs showing nearly every aspect of the lumbering operations, and more than a dozen original charts drawn and compiled by the author."

Logging Railroads of South Carolina ~ Thomas Fetters - June 1989 ~ Logging Railroads of South Carolina

Logging Railroads of the West  ~ by Kramer Adams

"A pictorial history of the logging railways of the western woods. An epic portrait of men and machines now vanishing from the west.  ~  Heavily illustrated in dramatic black and white, plus an extensive appendix of logging railroads of the west, which includes names, location, mileage, locomotives and dates, pictorial history and reference work.  The profuse array of photographs goes back to creaking trestles and crude methods of the early days when the 'Coffee Grinders' and 'Knothole Centrals' drew the scorn of men used to animal power and jack screws. It covers also construction and destruction on the right of ways and highlights the highball operations when lives were worth a shade more than logs . . . High praise is given Kramer Adams' delineation of logging engine types . . . Collectors will find a remarkable outlay of photographs, many heretofore unpublished . . . Included in the record are the achievements of such historically famous firms as Sierra Lumber Company, Twin Falls Logging Company, Yosemite Valley Railway, Mountain Timber Company, Southwest Lumber Mills, Forks Logging Company, Union Lumber Company and LongBell. Also a complete roster of logging railroads of the west.~ Bonanza Books

Logging Railroads of the White Mountains ~ Francis C. Belcher, C. Francis Belcher, Sherman Adams - July 1990 ~ Logging Railroads of the White M ountains

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