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Soldiers in the Woods - The U.S. Army's Spruce Production Division
by Rod Crossley. The story of the Division's Pacific Northwest operations, which virtually took over the Northwest lumber industry, built 13 logging railroads, three large sawmills, and put some 30,000 soldiers to work in the woods and mills.
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The Brix Logging StoryThe Brix Logging Story: In the Woods of Washington and Oregon
by Peter J. Brix and Bryan Penttila. The Brix Logging Story follows the lives and careers of four German-born brothers who arrived in the big timber country of the lower Columbia River in 1881.
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The Brix Maritime StoryThe Brix Maritime Story: A Century of Towboating and Barging
by Peter J. Brix. A unique tale of how logging and marine transportation were joined in the early 1900s.
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Steam Echoes, The Railroad Photography of Glenn Beier
This 11" x 8-1/2" 288-page hardcover horizontal format book features SP Steam, The Sierra RR, West Side Lbr. Co., Pickering Lbr. Corp., Feather River Rwy., SP Narrow Gauge, Damp;RGW Narrow Gauge, Southwest Lbr. Mills, Hillcrest Lbr. Co. Ltd. and more! Order here.

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  • Logging Railroads of the Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains, Volume 1
    Cold Mountain, Black Mountain and White Top
    by Thomas Fetters.
    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. This new 288-page hardbound book is packed with 331 rare photos, 54 maps and 30 locomotive rosters, with 90 companies represented.

  • Logging Railroads of the Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains, Volume 2
    Tallulah Falls, Anna Ruby Falls, and Jeffrey's Hell
    by Thomas Fetters
    Own Volume 2 of the continuing definitive history of the logging railroads of the Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains.

  • Steam Echoes, The Railroad Photography of Glenn Beier
    WAS $58.95 - NOW PUBLISHER'S CLOSEOUT PRICE: $29.00
    This 11" x 8-1/2" 288-page hardcover horizontal format book features SP Steam, The Sierra RR, West Side Lbr. Co., Pickering Lbr. Corp., Feather River Rwy., SP Narrow Gauge, Damp;RGW Narrow Gauge, Southwest Lbr. Mills, Hillcrest Lbr. Co. Ltd. and more!


Soldiers in the Woods

Soldiers in the Woods

The U.S. Army's Spruce Production Division
in World War One

by Rod Crossley
Hardcover
328 pages
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In late 1917, shortly after the United States entered World War One, the U.S. Army established the Spruce Production Division as a means of obtaining, as quickly as possible, enormous quantities of Sitka spruce airplane-grade lumber for our European allies as well as our fledgling U.S. Air Service. In about one year, the Division was supplying tens of millions of board feet of lumber per month.

Soldiers in the Woods is the story of the Division's Pacific Northwest operations, which virtually took over the Northwest lumber industry, built 13 logging railroads, three large sawmills, and put some 30,000 soldiers to work in the woods and mills. This 328-page hardbound volume is packed with 300 rare photographs, illustrations, and maps.

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The Brix Logging Story:  In the Woods of Washington and Oregon

The Brix Logging Story: In the Woods of Washington and Oregon
by Peter J. Brix and Bryan Penttila, autographed by Peter J. Brix
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12 x 9-1/2
164 pages
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The Brix Logging Story follows the lives and careers of four German-born brothers who arrived in the big timber country of the lower Columbia River in 1881 with little more than a restless desire to succeed in this new land. From the spruce-covered homestead of their youth, the Brix brothers-Asmus, Albert, Peter John, and Anton-bootstrapped their way to prominence in regional business circles with interests that spanned from forest products and maritime transportation to local politics.

Rare photographs from the family's archives illustrate the story, together with images shared by historical museums and noted private collectors. Painstaking research was gathered about logging companies and their railroads, producing detailed maps drawn from USGS overlays, aerial imagery, period company maps and on-the-ground investigation. Very limited quantities!

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The Brix Maritime Story:  A Century of Towboating and Barging

The Brix Maritime Story: A Century of Towboating and Barging
by by Peter J. Brix, autographed by the author
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12 x 9-1/2
220 pages
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Weathering over 100 years of economic tides, Brix Maritime (originally, Knappton Towboat Company) became a major contributor to marine transportation in the United States. Recounted by a third generation Brix, who worked from deckhand to CEO of the family business, The Brix Maritime Story is a unique tale. It shows how logging and marine transportation were joined in the early 1900s, with towboats and barges playing a central role in economic growth in Washington and Oregon.

As commerce expanded mid-century and locks allowed vessels to pass upriver, Brix boats reached for broader territories and opportunity, ultimately providing service into Idaho, California, Alaska, the Great Lakes, and the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. Photographs of over 260 tugboats are shown, and over 170 barges listed, complete with specifications. For the maritime enthusiast, or anyone interested in a personal history of how one family helped to shape an industry. This beautifully produced book has hundreds of vintage photos. Complete listing of all tugs and barges.

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Logging Railroads in Skagit County

Logging Railroads in Skagit County
by Dennis Thompson
Hardcover
11 x 8-1/2
308 pages, over 400 incredible photographs
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The first comprehensive history of all logging railroads in Skagit County, Washington, bringing the age of railroad logging back for the historian and the modeler with 22 maps showing logging camp locations and all logging railroads in Skagit County.


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Complete locomotive rosters by company and mfr., Shays, Climaxes, Heislers, Baldwin, ALCO, etc.

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Railroad Logging in the Klamath Country

Railroad Logging in the Klamath Country
by Jack Bowden
Hardcover
11 x 8-1/2
352 pages
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The fascinating story of the logging railroads of south central Oregon. 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.


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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. With 140 photos, the book contains 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.

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The Northern Pacific Railway of McGee and Nixon, by Richard Green

The Northern Pacific Railway of McGee and Nixon
by Richard Green
Hardcover horizontal format
11 x 8-1/2
270 pages
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A fabulous photo excursion over the Northern Pacific Railway as seen through the camera of two of the NP's most famous photographers and historians, Warren McGee and Ron Nixon.


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Not just another "equipment record" photo collection, but the trains at work in their environment. Each chapter traces the evolution of power, from Mikados to Northerns, to the super power Challengers, and into the early days of the Diesel Age. Over 300 beautiful panoramic and dramatic skyline photographs for which McGee and Nixon are renowned. In all, a truly marvelous photographic record of the Northern Pacific Railway at the height of its reign during the years between 1930 and 1955.

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The Pacific Northwest Railroads of McGee, Nixon

The Pacific Northwest Railroads of McGee, Nixon
by Richard Green
Hardcover horizontal format
11 x 8-1/2
298 pages
300 photos
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A gala romp through the Pacific Northwest on all the mainlines: Chicago, Milwaukee St Paul and Pacific; Great Northern; Northern Pacific; Union Pacific; Spokane, Portland and Seattle; Butte, Anaconda and Pacific; and a glimpse at the Spokane International. Many color photos.

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The Vista-Dome North Coast Limited

The Vista-Dome North Coast Limited
by William R, Kuebler, Jr.
Hardcover
11 x 8-1/2
334 pages. Over 280 photos, many in color.
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The Vista-Dome North Coast Limited was the premier passenger train of the Northern Pacific Railway from 1954 to 1970.


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Dressed in Raymond Loewy's two-tone green paint scheme, deemed by many to be the most attractive ever applied to a passenger train, the Vista-Dome North Coast Limited featured glass-topped dome cars, which allowed passengers a sweeping view of the scenic territory between Chicago and Seattle.

It also featured a unique lounge car with a Lewis and Clark theme, top-notch dining car service, and state-of-the-art Pullman sleeping cars. This book gives the complete story of the NP's Vista-Dome North Coast Limited. The author takes you on marvelous trip between Chicago and Seattle aboard the Vista-Dome North Coast Limited during its heyday. Included is a personal tour of the entire train from front to rear.

Detailed diagrams and discussion about the train's makeup, operation, and appearance make this a valuable addition to the library of anyone interested in the Northern Pacific Railway or passenger trains, whether as historian, modeler or railfan. Come and experience what it was like to travel in comfort, eat in a luxurious dining car, relax in one of the train's lounges, sleep in plush, private rooms, and be pampered by the best crews in the business. Enjoy the magnificent scenery from one of the four vista-domes on this beautiful, "Four Dome Train West." Find out why this truly was "one of the world's extra fine trains."

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Logging Railroads of the Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains, Volume 1

Logging Railroads of the Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains, Volume 1
Cold Mountain, Black Mountain and White Top
by Thomas Fetters
Hardcover
11 x 8-1/2
288 pages
$54.95

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.


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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.

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Logging Railroads of the Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains, Volume 2

Logging Railroads of the Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains, Volume 2
Tallulah Falls, Anna Ruby Falls, and Jeffrey's Hell
by Thomas Fetters
Hardcover
11 x 8-1/2
248 pages
$48.95


Own Volume 2 of the continuing definitive history of the logging railroads of the Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains. Volume 2 covers parts of north Georgia, southeastern Tennessee, far western North Carolina, and the Smoky Mountain South Slope Region.


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This new 248-page hardbound book is packed with 240 rare photos, 46 maps, and 36 locomotive rosters, with over 100 companies represented! This volume also contains in-depth coverage of the giant hydro-dam construction projects in the area, as well as some fascinating quarrying and mining operations.

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Steam Echoes,The Railroad Photography of Glenn Beier.

Steam Echoes, The Railroad Photography of Glenn Beier
Hardcover horizontal format
11 x 8-1/2
288 pages
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Glenn Beier is a photographic artist. Over fifty years ago, after graduating from the prestigious Art Center School of Photography in Los Angeles, he quietly began seeking out and photographing the last vestiges of steam-era railroading in the western United States. Inspired by those who came before him, Glenn purposely sought to capture the essence of narrow gauge, shortline and logging railroads of the West.

Not satisfied with typical locomotive portaits, Glenn strove to create images that would evoke feelings of the power, massiveness and "aliveness" of the soon-to-vanish steam locomotives working in their natural habitats, and to record the character and individuality of the people who, on a daily basis, brought them to life and put them to work. His success in this lifelong endeavor speaks for itself-the stunning artistry of his black and white images will inspire us for generations to come.

This 11" x 8-1/2" 288-page hardcover horizontal format book features SP Steam, The Sierra RR, West Side Lbr. Co., Pickering Lbr. Corp., Feather River Rwy., SP Narrow Gauge, Damp;RGW Narrow Gauge, Southwest Lbr. Mills, Hillcrest Lbr. Co. Ltd. and more!

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Mallets on the Mendocino Coast.

Mallets on the Mendocino Coast
Caspar Lumber Company, Railroads & Steamships
By Ted Wurm
Hardbound, 8-1/2 x 11, 136 pages
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On the rough and rocky Redwood Coast of California lies the tiny settlement of Caspar, 125 nautical miles north of San Francisco and about five miles south of Fort Bragg. Operating from 1861 until 1955, the Caspar Lumber Company's mill at Caspar was supplied with timber for 75 of those years by the company's own private railroad.

Originally known as the Jughandle Railroad, the standard-gauge line twice changed its name during its existence—first to Caspar & Hare Creek Railroad, later Caspar, South Fork & Eastern Railroad—and operated a fascinating array of motive power over the lightest of rail, crossing streams on tall timber trestles, to bring in virgin redwood logs from the forest.

The Caspar Lumber Company also operated a fleet of coastal schooners, both sail and steam, to carry lumber from the "doghole" landing at Caspar to San Francisco and elsewhere. This facet of the operation makes for a fascinating story in itself.

The railroad and the mill are now memories, but author Ted Wurm brings them back to life in this volume. Along with a detailed and lively history of the operation, the reader will find maps, bibliography and index, and the model builder will delight in scale drawings of a variety of the locomotives, cars and structures.

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