Title: Trackside in Search of Virginia and West ...
Publisher: Morning Sun Books
Publication Date: 2012
Book Condition: New
Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included
Trackside in search of Virginia and West Virginia Steam with August Thieme by William G. McClure III. While this book has a small taste of big mainline steam, it is devoted to those small steam locomotive railroads in Virginia and West Virginia that continued to operate in the 1950's well after most other railroads had turned to diesel. Photographer Thieme gave special emphasis to logging roads, the operations of which are illustrated in colorful detail.The largest number of photographs are from the Norfolk & Portsmouth Belt Line (7 pages), US Army at Fort Eustis (5 pages), E. J. Lavino & Co. (4 pages), Virginian (2 pages), Norfolk & Western (10 pages), Elk River Coal and Lumber (12 pages), Buffalo Creek & Gauley (10 pages), W. M. Ritter Lumber Co. (10 pages), Georgia-Pacific (6 pages) and Ely-Thomas Lumber Co. (8 pages).Contents: Virginia Steam, pp. 8-43; Southwest Virginia, pp. 44-54; West Virginia, pp. 55-128.Many color pictures of Shay locomotives!Morning Sun Books, hardcover with dust jacket, 128 pages, 8.5 x 11 x .5 in., all Color photographs with captions. Bookseller Inventory # msb1428
Synopsis: Cloth with dust jacket, 8.5x11, 128 glossy pages, color photos throughout. 2012. From the photographer/author of "The Norfolk & Western ... as I knew it!" (isbn 9780970479402) "While this book has a small taste of big mainline steam, it is devoted to those small steam roads in Virginia and West Virginia that continued to operate in the 1950s well after most other roads had turned to diesel. Photographer Thieme gave special emphasis to logging roads, the operations of which are illustrated in colorful detail." Subject railroads include Norfolk and Portsmouth Belt, Eastern Gas and Fuel, USAR Ft Eustis, David M Lea, Tredegar Iron, Old Dominion Iron, VGN, VA Electric & Power, Olin Mathieson, Meadow River, Mower, Cass, Elk River, BC&G, W. M. Ritter, Ely-Thomas, Cherry River Boom, Babcock Coal...
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