THE WHISTLES BLOW NO MORE : Railroad Logging in the Sierra Nevada 1874-1942

Johnston, Hank

ISBN 10: 0870460676 / ISBN 13: 9780870460678
Published by Trans-Anglo Books, Glendale, CA, USA, 1984
Condition: Very Good + Hardcover
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160pp., illustrated throughout: endpaper maps (drawn by Donald C. DeVere), monochrome halftone plates (mostly historic photographs from author's collection), plus a small line-drawn schematic. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over firm, nominally bumped spine. Green faux-leather boards undamaged. Pictorially-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket minimally edgeworn, and colour-faded on spine, else very good. A superb pictorial account of the glory days of flume and railroad logging in California's southern Sierra Nevada mountains. Commencing in 1874, and ending in 1942, 'tween time thousands of the largest trees growing on earth were indiscriminately felled . . . Contents include: Prelims., Intro., 7 chapters, Epilogue, Index. Book weight approx. 830g. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 008013

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Title: THE WHISTLES BLOW NO MORE : Railroad Logging...

Publisher: Trans-Anglo Books, Glendale, CA, USA

Publication Date: 1984

Binding: Hardcover and Dustjacket

Book Condition:Very Good +

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: First Edition (Stated).

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History of the logging of the Sierra mountains, focusing on the six major lumber companies: the Madera Sugar Pine Co., the Sanger Lumber Co., the Fresno Flume and Lumber Co., the Pine Ridge Lumber Co., Yosemite Sugar Pine Lumber Co., and the Sugar Pine Lumber Co. Packed with over 200 detailed black and white photos of the sawmills, loggers, narrow gauge railroads, steam hoists, inclines, flumes, recreational activities, etc. Also includes a detailed locomotive roster. 160 pages.

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