This specific ISBN edition is currently not available.View all copies of this ISBN edition:
For railroad fans, this book is a "must have". After several failed attempts to remove timber from the lower Sierra Nevada Mountains near Georgetown, California, the problems were solved with an efficient logging railroad system and a cable way over the American River to deliver rough sawn lumber to the planing mill in Camino. This book is an excellent history of the use of railroads to transport commodities from remote places. It contains beautiful photographs and is well documented. The book has been out of print for a long time but it is worth almost any price for the serious rail road buff.
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description R Robb Ltd. softcover. Condition: New. First printed in 1966, this fourth printing is revised and enlarged. Close to California's mother lode country, the Michigan-California Lumber Company operated for many years with an interesting combination of narrow and standard gauge railroading. There was even an ingenious cable bridge over a deep gorge which carried complete railroad cars of logs. The machinery of the company included steam donkeys, track autos, steam tractors and, of necessity, a snowplow. Contents: Preface, pp. 5-8; Ch. 1: Dry Run, 1889-1899, pp. 9-22; Ch. 2: On the Auction Block Again, 1900-1907, pp. 23-28; Ch. 3: White Pine and Red Ink, 1911-1917, pp. 29-34; Ch. 4: Sugar Pine Bonanza, 1918-1951, pp. 35-40; Ch. 5: Steam in the Forest, pp. 41-52; Ch. 6: By Cable Over the River, pp. 53-66; Ch. 7: Camino, Placerville & Lake Tahoe Railroad, pp. 67-73; Pino Grande Album, Part 1, 1890-1918, pp. 74-100; Pino Grande Album, Part 2, 1918-1949, 101-137; The New Album, pg. 138; Pino Grande Album, Part 3, The Remains, pp. 139-141; Appendix A, Logging Camps, pg. 142; Appendix B, Locomotives and Equipment, pp. 143-174; Index, pp. 175-176. R/Robb Ltd, softcover, 176 pages, 8.5 x 11 x. 5 in., B&W photographs. Publisher: R/Robb Ltd. Seller Inventory # rrl692
Book Description Trans-Anglo Books, 1984. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110870460692
Book Description Trans-Anglo Books, 1984. Hardcover. Condition: New. Brand New!. Seller Inventory # VIB0870460692
Book Description Condition: New. New. Seller Inventory # S-0870460692