The period of 1890-1950 marked the romantic era of steam power as the rails reached deep into the old growth of the Adirondack woods to harvest the timber crop.
In this volume, not only does William Gove provide an in-depth history of railroad activity in the Adirondacksthere were twenty-four rails in allhe also describes the logging methods used, the role of railroads in the logging industry, and the influence of the railroads on the condition of the Adirondack forest today. In addition, he addresses the political and economic forces determining the location and viability of logging railroads, villages, and the forest industry.
Bill Gove is a retired forester with a keen interest in railroading and the history of the lumber industry. He is the author or coauthor of numerous books, including Granite Railroads of Vermont, Sky Route to the Quarries, Log Drives on the Connecticut River, J.E. Henry's Logging Railroads, and Logging Railroads of the Saco River Valley. He has contributed many articles to Northern Logger, Vermont Life, and Timber Times.
8.8 x 11.28, 272 pages, 294 black & white illustrations, 39 maps