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A novel about railroading and logging in the eastern United States around the turn of the century. How they used the old Shay Steam Engines to transport logs down the mountains by means of switch backs and clever railroad grading. It also describes life in the logging camps and some of the hardships they faced.
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Author born and raised in the mountainous hardwood forests of West Virginia. Taught science in Maryland and West Virginia. Author was also employed at the National Astronomy Observatory at Green Bank, West Virginia. Has three other books in print. A civil war novel BACK TO THE ALLEGHENIES, A science fiction novel TWICE A HERO, and a early western novel, SEVEN MOONS TO TEXAS.
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Book Description Harold L. Crist, 1989. Paperback. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0962174300