West Virginia Railroads Volume 5: Geared Logging Locomotives

West Virginia Railroads Volume 5: Geared Logging Locomotives

by Thomas W. Dixon
     
 

This fifth volume in the West Virginia Railroads series is a general history of the geared Shay, Climax, and Heisler type locomotives that were so prevalent in West Virginia logging operations in the era from the 1890s through the 1950s. Included are overview histories of each type of engine followed by chapters showing photos of the engines as they were being used

Overview

This fifth volume in the West Virginia Railroads series is a general history of the geared Shay, Climax, and Heisler type locomotives that were so prevalent in West Virginia logging operations in the era from the 1890s through the 1950s. Included are overview histories of each type of engine followed by chapters showing photos of the engines as they were being used in woods in large and small logging operations. A general chapter of logging in West Virginia serves as a backdrop for the appearance and use of these unusual locomotives.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780939487561
Publisher:
TLC Publishing
Publication date:
12/15/2012
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 11.20(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Thomas W. Dixon, Jr. has studied and written about C& O subjects for many years. He organized and has served as president of the Chesapeake & Ohio Historical Society since its inception in 1969. He has authored or co-authored 18 books, mostly on C& O subjects and hundreds of magazine articles and pamphlets.

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