Revised edition of Hank Johnston's hard to find classic tells the tale of two railroads, the Minarets & Western Railway and the Sugar Pine Lumber Co. With more than 180 photos and illustrations, including lushly detailed maps by Don De Vere, the book shows this fascinating operation in all its splendour. Launched with great fanfare in 1921, the railway lost money from the start because of its prodigal spending, including a lumber camp so lavish it was a wonder of its time. But its skilled lumberjacks used the most innovative techniques then known to harvest the choicest sugar pine forests in the world and haul the lumber down 60 miles on a railroad of uncommon elegance to the huge four-band sawmill near Fresno. Very Good Condition. 128pp Revised third printing: 1996, TimberTimes Inc. DW and board has damage to top rear corner otherwise in very good condition. 1H-GSQN-ODHN
Rails to the Minarets. The Story of the Sugar Pine Lumber Company (Johnston)
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