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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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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
WAS $58.95 - NOW PUBLISHER'S CLOSEOUT PRICE: $29.00


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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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