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Minnesota Logging Railroads ~ by Frank A. King  
"Frank King traces this rich history from its beginnings in 1886 to the railroads' disappearance around 1937 when the last of the giant sawmills closed down. King profiles every logging railroad in Minnesota and examines all aspects of their operations, including locomotives such as the geared Shays and Heislers, McGiffert log loaders, Russel log cars, dump trestles, hot ponds, logging camp life, railroad finances, and the impact on communities as timber supplies ran out and lumbering and sawmill operations shut down, causing thousands to lose their jobs.

Heavily illustrated throughout, Minnesota Logging Railroads contains maps, photographs, postcards, engineering drawings, and railroad memorabilia such as timetables, passes, fare receipts, and freight tariffs. The appendixes comprehensively list the state's logging railroads, locomotive rosters, and railroad and lumber company names."  ~ Amazon.com Editorial Review 

Oregon-American Lumber Company: Ain't No More ~ by Edward J. Kamholz 
A History of the American Locomotive
"This is a lavishly illustrated history of the Oregon-American Lumber Company, during its heyday one of the most important lumber firms in the Pacific Northwest. Operating from 1922 until its closure in 1957, the company provides an illuminating example of the history of lumbering in the region, showing in detail both the opportunities and problems encountered by firms seeking to exploit the area’s rich natural stands of Douglas fir. The story is enhanced by the inclusion of 285 illustrations, most of which are previously unpublished, that depict logging, railroading, and sawmilling activities, and 17 period-specific maps that give the reader a unique perspective on the growth of the company. "   ~  Stanford University Press 
Photos include
Rod & Geared Locomotives, Donkey Engines, Skidders, Bulldozers, Graders, Lumber Carriers and MORE!  

Pino Grande: Logging railroads of the Michigan-California Lumber Coby  R. Stephen Polkinghorn
Pino Grande: Logging railroads of the Michigan-California Lumber Co
"Historical photographs give a most detailed record of the Michigan-California Lumber Co. operations, both standard and narrow gauge, near California's Mother Lode. 144 pages. "    

Pitch Pine and Prop Timber ~ by  Benjamin Kline, Jr.
Pitch Pine and Prop Timber
Book #1 in the series "Logging Railroad Era of Lumbering in Pennsylvania".  Details the early logging railroads of  South-Central Pennsylvania.   Among others, there are many early photos of geared and rod locomotives in logging operations.

Pine Across the Mountain: California's McCloud River Railroad ~ by Robert M. Hanft - source #2
Pine Across the Mountain: California's McCloud River Railroad
The history and operation of the McCloud River logging railroad.  
Over 295 photographs and illustrations, including maps, timetables, documentary reproductions, rosters of motive power, etc.

Railroad Logging in the Klamath Country ~ by Jack Bowden
Railroad Logging in the Klamath Country
"Railroad Logging in the Klamath Country is the fascinating story of the logging railroads of this area. During the first half of the 20th century more than two dozen of these colorful lines were pushed into the forests of Klamath, Deschutes, Lake and Jackson Counties. Ranging in size from Ackley Brothers short, two-mile gravity railroad at Keno, to the extensive systems of Brooks-Scanlon and Weyerhaeuser, they're all here. For over 90 years, companies like Algoma, Pelican Bay, Lamm, Ewana Box, Shaw-Bertram, Kesterson, Wheeler-Olmstead, Brooks-Scanlon, Shevlin-Hicks, Medco, the OC&E and others brought logs out of the woods on their railroads ... over 140 photos... a concise history of every lumber company in the region that operated a railroad, a roster of its locomotives and one or more maps of its rail lines."  ~ OSO Publishing

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Railroads in the Woods ~ John T. Labbe, Vernon Goe -  Oso Publishing  - April 1996 - An excellent pictorial presentation of logging railroads.   Literally full of HIGH QUALITY photos with textual explanations of  ... Heislers, Climaxes, Shays, Willamettes, the  Baldwin geared locomotives,   tank and standard rod logging locomotives,  rail critters,  incline logging , steam donkeys and more.....    Super   Recommended - Buy It! ~ Railroads in the Woods

Rails Sagebrush and Pine ~ by Mallory Hope Ferrell
Rails Sagebrush and Pine
"...
a very complete historical view of the Sumpter Valley Railroad (pre-Sumpter Valley Railroad Restoration days).  Ferrell's collection of SVRy photos is unmatched in the published world. This book belongs in the library of every SVRy fan." ~ Mark Henderson

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