Backwoods Railroads by D. C. Jesse Burkhardt
Branchlines and Shortlines of Western Oregon

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Handsomely done description of contemporary branch line and shortline railroad operations in western Oregon. As the economic heart of the state, this area and its intricate network of rail lines approaches the trackage density found in many eastern and northern states. Small railroads undertook much of the original construction in the area, hauling agricultural goods and serving the logging industry in the foothills and mountains, and they still serve the same function. This unique photojournalistic account effectively captures a sense of the state's rural, small town character and heritage. Illustrated throughout with black and white and color photos. With maps, charts, bibliography and index. 168 pages.

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Published January 1, 1994 by Washington State University. 168 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Travel. Non-fiction