Logging Railroads of the White Mountains by C Francis Belcher Signed Soft Cover
Logging Railroads of the White Mountains by C Francis Belcher Signed Soft Cover
Logging Railroads of the White Mountains by C Francis Belcher Signed Soft Cover
Logging Railroads of the White Mountains by C Francis Belcher Signed Soft Cover
Logging Railroads of the White Mountains by C Francis Belcher Signed Soft Cover

Logging Railroads of the White Mountains by C Francis Belcher Signed Soft Cover

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Logging Railroads of the White Mountains by C Francis Belcher Signed Soft Cover
 
Logging Railroads of the White Mountains by C Francis Belcher
Soft cover
Copyright 1680
242 pages
Signed
CONTENTS
Publisher's Prefacevii
Acknowledgmentsviii
Foreword, by Sherman Adams Introduction - An Overviewx

1The Early Roads17
John's River Railroad (1870-1902)18
Lancaster & Kilkenny Railway Company (1887-1897)22
Wild River Lumber Company Railroad (1891-1917)26

2The North Country Roads35
Upper Ammonoosuc Railroad
(1892-1903)36
Success Pond Railroad (1894-1907)40
Little River Railroad, (1893-1900)48
3The Sawyer River Railroad (1877-1937) 53
The Saunders Family54
The Railroad56
The Town of Livermore63
Border Battles70
Selective Cutting of Timber74
The End of the Line78
The Zealand Valley Railroad
(1884-1897)
James Everell Henry (1831-1912) Zealand Valley Railroad
The Zealand Camps and Choppers
The Rail Operations
The Zealand Fires
On to Lincoln
The East Branch & Lincoln Railroad (1893-1948)
Lincoln, New Hampshire
The Railroad
The Camps
Operations Under the Henrys
More Fires
Exit the Henrys
The Parker-Young Years
East Branch Reflections
The Upper Sabo River Valley Roads
Bartlett & Albany Railroad (1887-1894)
Life on the Bartlett & Albany Line
Saco Valley Railroad (1892-1898)
Carrigain, New Hampshire
On the Saco Valley Railroad

LOGGING RAILROADS OF THE
WHITE MOUNTAINS
by C. Francis Belcher
In turn-of-the-century New Hampshire logging was king. It was an era ofextensive timber cutting, and hauling out the logs depended on steam-driven trains. These spark-belching workhorses pulled millions of board feet to the mills, which turned them into lumber and paper for a rapidly growing nation. They also started many forest fires in the debris the loggers left behind, leading eventually to a public outcry that spurred creation of the eastern national forest system.
The author describes seventeen rail lines, concentrating on a period from 1870 to 1910 when they literally crisscrossed the North Country and the area was ruled by colorful lumber barons. The author spent twenty years with the Boston & Maine Railroad before becoming the Appalachian Mountain Club's first Executive Director, from 1956 to 1975. Born in Foochow, China, he is currently the Club's Director of Special Affairs.
Excellent and informative.
-Boston Herald
Outstanding... a first-rate addition to both forest and railroad history.
-Journal of Forest History Illustrated with 20 maps and 60 photographs.

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