Hamilton, MT: Oso Publishing Company, 2005.
First Limited Edition. Hardcover.
#119 of a limited edition of 500 copies signed by both authors. First Edition, First Printing.
A history of northwest railroad logging – including the Chehalis Western and the Curtis, Milburn & Eastern. Starting with steam power and evolving to diesel power, Weyerhaeuser harvested and transported logs for 65 years via their Vail-McDonald operation. Authors Frank Telewski and Scott Barrett capture the story through detailed research and in-depth interviews with many Weyerhaeuser employees who share their experiences of life and work in the woods. Illustrated with 371 images from noted northwest logging photographers Clark and Darius Kinsey, Harold Hill, All Farrow, and others. Illustrations include Shay, Climax, Heisler, and rod locomotives – featuring the second largest logging mallet ever built - and the powerful steam donkeys and imposing tower skidders Weyerhaeuser used to harvest the massive timbers of southwestern Washington State.Fine. Item #901106
8-3/4 x 11-1/4", pictorial paper over boards, map endpapers, xx, 354pp, apps., references, index, fully illus. with 371 photographs, 10 detailed drawings, and 65 maps.
Tight, square, bright, clean, a bit of minor bumping to edges, overall a fine copy, lacking dust wrapper as issued.