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One Of My Favorite Books - 'Railroads In The Woods'
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Many years back, I had a copy of Railroads in the Woods by John Labbe & Vernon Goe...I "loaned" it to a "friend" and never got it back. Recently, I found a new copy of this great book, now published by OSO PUBLISHING, and snatched it up. Nope, it will not leave my posession (nor any of my other books) but become a great reference for ideas and general browsing. While I am not modeling a logger now, I am still "et up with" the industry and railroads. This has about 250 pages of great logging photos and info about the lines shown. If you love funky locos built in the backwoods, tiny Porters, mainline locos hauling logs, and of course all the equipment used in the timber...then get this book.

http://www.abebooks.com/servlet/SearchResults?an=labbe+%26+goe&sts=t&tn=railroads+in+the+woods

ABE has copies of this un' for not much scratch and it should be in every logger's library and also in libraries of those who just love trains and photography. What more can I say? Lots......

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Woodie: You beat me to the punch. I was also going to suggest "Railroads in the Woods". One of my favorites, every time I open it up I see and learn something new.
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I agree! I refer to "Railroads in the Woods" constantly for real examples of prototype practice. Just this week-end, I built a cinder catcher based on photos from the book.

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Railroads in the Woods by John T. Labbe & Vernon Goe

First found a copy in my local library, then decided I needed my own copy, as everytime I went back to look at it - it was always checked out.

A detailed history of how the narrow gauge logging railroads were designed and built (focusing on the Cascades in Oregon mostly). Packed with fantastic black and white photos of the bridges and trestles, the geared locomotives (Heisler, Shay, Willamette, Baldwin, and Climax), donkeys, floats, rigging and the loggers themselves. 258 pages, published by Oso Publishing in 1995.

It can be found on eBay if you're patient, and Amazon. Surprisingly I found my copy rather inexpensive too. I paid under $25 shipped.

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Hi Chriss

I got around to getting a copy of this last year...
...despite being a 'retired' logger; now digging for the mother-lode !

AWESOME logging book !
Simply has to be one of the best there is.
Almost a case of ... if yer want 1, get this one.

Brilliant print quality on my copy...
...which I think is a fairly recent reprint.

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We already had this book shown but since it is such a great book, we needed it again. Wonderful photos and great info for those who love sawdust and tall trees.

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I need to get a copy of this someday, as it covers logging railroads in the immediate area I live in.
I agree that it's a very good book.



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Thanks for the info Chriss. I found a copy on Amazon for $27.



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Ken,
At $27.00 that's a great price, you'll love it - guaranteed!

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FYI, this is also an excellent book on the subject, and the photos are all in color:
https://www.amazon.com/Logging-Railroads-Pacific-Northwest-Color/dp/1582485151
All the RRs in this book are gone now, as Weyerhaeuser quite running out of Longview now long ago and Simpson out of Shelton (the last logging RR in the US) very recently, so soon that all their equipment is still there at this time...
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