Seattle: Northwest Short Line, 1990. First Edition. Hardcover. Quarto, green cloth, xiii, 189pp, map endpapers, apps., locomotive rosters, biblio., index, 9 drawings, 9 maps, fully illus. with historic photographs. Item #900237
From the author's introduction: "The story of the railroads that made possible the development of the great timber resources of Mason County and the Lower Olympic Peninsula in the State of Washinton, and of the company that has, for more than a century, nurtured and refined those resources into a sustained yield timber operation. Since 1885, logs from Simpson operations have come rumbling down the rails form the big forests to be splashed into the Salt Chuck, as the local Indians termed the salt waters of Puget Sound. Over the years much has changed. New methods have been developed for harvesting the trees, and new uses have expanded the value of the wood. But the trains continue to roll down from the timber with their cargoes of logs, as the company enters its second century." Minor bumping to edges of boards, near fine in rubbed dust wrapper and protective mylar.