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Argent - Last of the Swamp Rats

Argent - Last of the Swamp Rats ~ by  Mallory Hope Ferrell
Argent - Last of the Swamp Rats - Argent Lumber Company
Documents the logging and railroad operations of the Argent Lumber Company near  Hardeville, South Carolina.

Baldwin Logging Locomotives 1913 Catalog ~ by Baldwin Locomotive Works  Baldwin Logging Locomotives 1913 Catalog

"Founded in the early 1830's by Philadelphia jeweler Matthais Baldwin, the Baldwin Locomotive Works built a huge number of steam locomotives before ceasing production in 1949. This 1913 catalog shows the company s full line of logging locomotives, from light tank engines to large 2-8-0 Consolidations and 2-8-2 Mikados. The catalog also introduces Baldwin s new geared locomotives, intended to be used on steep grades, sharp curves and uneven tracks."

Biles-Coleman Lumber Company's Reservation Narrow Gaugeby John E. Lewis    Source #2  Biles-Coleman Lumber Company's Reservation Narrow Gauge

"The Last Northwest/ Washington State Narrow Gauge Logging Railroad, 1921-1948 with a Supplement on the Diamond Match Company Priest Lake Railroad : Omak Creek Railroad (B&W & Arrow Short Line)

Provides a comprehensive history and description of the Biles-Coleman Lumber Company logging railroads during their years of operation from 1922 to the end of May, 1948. It explores the operations of the railroad and its equipment from the technical, operating, and historical points of view. 133 pages with historic photographs, illustrations, a full-page color illustration by the author, maps, two as foldouts, many full-page locomotive and equipment diagrams, detailed roster, and economic data."             

California High Country Narrow Gauge Railroads

California High Country Narrow Gauge Railroads ~ by George Turner
Hardcover - 152 pages, maps, photos, drawings. 
California High Country Narrow Gauge Railroads

"Covers over 90 years of California slim rail history, from the grading of the Nevada County Narrow Gauge in 1875 to the latter-day U. S. Gypsum Railroad at Plaster City.  The lines covered include large operations such the Carson & Colorado Railroad and small lines such as the Merced Gold Mine Railroad.  The vast California timberlands are shown in part by the Bodie & Benton Railway, Brookings Lumber & Box Railroad, and the Diamond & Caldor Railroad.  Finally, you'll see a unique California narrow-gauge railroad in the Mt. Lowe scenic railway plus a pictorial section on the colorful Carson & Colorado. . . . . .  The book includes maps to show where these rugged lines ran, and there are drawings and plans for model railroaders wishing to recreate these historic roads. . . "
Oso Publishing 

Cloud-Climbing Railroad: Highest Point on the Southern Pacific 

Cloud-Climbing Railroad: Highest Point on the Southern Pacific  ~ by Dorothy Jensen Neal
Cloud-Climbing Railroad: Highest Point on the Southern Pacific
"This is the definitive history of the Alamogordo/Sacramento Mountain Railway. The steepest standard gauge railroad in the world. ...  The A/SMR was the first railroad to use switchbacks to gain altitude, the first excursion tourist railroad (1898-1947), the steepest, 4300' to 9600' in 30 miles of track."  ~
Richard Haskell

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Cut and Run: Loggin' Off the Big Woods ~ by Mike Monte
Cut and Run: Loggin' Off the Big Woods
Logging off the big woods in the northern Great Lakes region of America from the 1880s to the 1940s.  This fascinating book presents true-life photographic images of the loggers and the people they touched.   With hard work written across their faces, these men and women who dedicated their lives to the logging industry earn the respect of today's readers through the dynamic photographs and poignant stories related here.

Deep Woods Frontier: A History of Logging in Northern Michigan

Deep Woods Frontier: A History of Logging in Northern Michigan ~ by Theodore J. Karamanski

" ...Karamanski examines the interplay between men and technology in the lumbering of Michigan's rugged Upper Peninsula. Three distinct periods emerged as the industry evolved.  The pine era was a rough pioneering time when trees were felled by axe and floated to ports where logs were loaded on schooners for shipment to large cities.  When the bulk of the pine forests had been cut, other entrepreneurs saw opportunity in the unexploited stands of maple and birch and harnessed the railroad to transport logs. Finally, in the pulpwood era, "weed trees," despised by previous loggers, are cut by chain saw, and moved by skidder and truck.  ... "  ~ Wayne State University Press

El Dorado Narrow Gauge - The Diamond & Caldor Railway

El Dorado Narrow Gauge - The Diamond & Caldor Railway ~ by Mallory Hope Ferrell.
El Dorado Narrow Gauge - The Diamond & Caldor Railway
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The Diamond & Caldor Railway, a wholly owned subsidiary of the California Door Co was incorporated as a common carrier in 1902. Because of the terrain and reasons of economy, three-foot gauge was chosen for the new road. The D&C left its connection with the Southern Pacific at Diamond Springs and meandered for about 35 miles into the El Dorado National Forest. The line included a total of 63 trestles of wood construction, with the exception of a steel span over the Cosumnes River. The first locomotive was a used Baldwin saddle tanker, followed by a succession of new Shay-geared locomotives ranging from small two-truckers to larger oil-fired three-truck machines."                         Shays!

Ghost Lumber Towns of Central Pennsylvania

Ghost Lumber Towns of Central Pennsylvania ~ by Thomas Taber III
Ghost Lumber Towns of Central Pennsylvania
Book #3 in the series "Logging Railroad Era of Lumbering in Pennsylvania".  Details the early logging operations near the communities of Grays Run, Laquin, Masten, and Ricketts  located in central Pennsylvania.    Among others, there are many early photos of geared and rod locomotives in logging operations.

Glory Days of Logging ~ by Ralph W. Andrews - Logging Action in the Big Woods, British Columbia to California  Glory Days of Logging

"...journey into the past and rediscover for the first time the forgotten men and methods of logging history in the Northwest United States and Canada. This book contain the best photographs of a dozen famous collections: Davis and Benson rafts, river drives, hand logging spar topping big wheels in the pine, saw mills of 1890 to 1915, historical ox teams, tractors, flumes. In this chronicle of the Big Woods, bunk house ballads, humorous sketches and eyewitness accounts of work and life in the tall uncut as well as the rich photographs help the reader to actually feel the old logging atmosphere."   ~ Amazon.com

The Goodyears - An Empire in the Hemlocks

The Goodyears - An Empire in the Hemlocks ~ by Thomas Taber III
The Goodyears - An Empire in the Hemlocks
Book #5 in the series "Logging Railroad Era of Lumbering in Pennsylvania".  Details the early logging operations of the Goodyear Lumber Company in Pennsylvania and Louisiana.     Among others, there are many early photos of geared and rod locomotives in logging operations.

J. E. Henry's Logging Railroads

J. E. Henry's Logging Railroads ~ by Bill Gove
J. E. Henry's Logging Railroads
"The History of the East Branch & Lincoln and Zealand Valley Railroads.  . . .A comprehensive view of the life and work of J.E. Henry, White Mountain "timber baron" of the late 19th and early 20th century, and the impact of his activities on New Hampshire's White Mountains.  Henry created logging railroads which ran through the Zealand Valley and which opened up the greater part of the valleys of the East Branch of the Pemigewasset (the "Pemigewasset Wilderness") to the logger's axe and saw."

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Argent - Last of the Swamp Rats,

California High Country Narrow Gauge Railroads

Cloud-Climbing Railroad: Highest Point on the Southern Pacific 

El Dorado Narrow Gauge - The Diamond & Caldor Railway

Deep Woods Frontier: A History of Logging in Northern Michigan

Ghost Lumber Towns of Central Pennsylvania

The Goodyears - An Empire in the Hemlocks

J. E. Henry's Logging Railroads