To pioneers of the late nineteenth century, timber was as good as gold, and one of the biggest logging “shows” in the Pacific Northwest began when Alex Polson came onto the scene in the 1900s. Polson Brothers Logging Company eventually became part of ITT Rayonier, a company that rostered a variety of steam-powered logging equipment. This is the story of Rayonier’s logging-railroading operations, featuring numerous photos and a complete steam and diesel locomotive roster.
This 164-page hardbound book details steam at its height, when trains ran daily out of Railroad Camp near Hoquiam, Washington, and through the treacherous Clallam Branch, near the Strait of Juan de Fuca. The Rayonier logging story is told in text, train crew stories that “tell it like it was,” and 233 black and white action and roster shots of men and equipment.
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