Logging Railroads of the Adirondacks
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- Languages:English (Published), English (Original Language), English (Unknown)
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- Edition:First Edition
- Shipping Weight (lbs):1.96
- Dimensions (in):8.8 x 1 x 11.3
- Publication Date:January 16, 2006
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- MPN:350 black-&-white photographs, bibliogra
The period of 1890-1950 marked the romantic era of steam power as the rails reached deep into the old growth of the Adirondack woods to harvest the timber crop.
In this volume, not only does William Gove provide an in-depth history of railroad activity in the Adirondacksthere were twenty-four rails in allhe also describes the logging methods used, the role of railroads in the logging industry, and the influence of the railroads on the condition of the Adirondack forest today. In addition, he addresses the political and economic forces determining the location and viability of logging railroads, villages, and the forest industry.
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