This Was Railroading by George Abdill  Pacific Northwest CA Photos true stories
This Was Railroading by George Abdill  Pacific Northwest CA Photos true stories
This Was Railroading by George Abdill  Pacific Northwest CA Photos true stories
This Was Railroading by George Abdill  Pacific Northwest CA Photos true stories
This Was Railroading by George Abdill  Pacific Northwest CA Photos true stories
This Was Railroading by George Abdill  Pacific Northwest CA Photos true stories
This Was Railroading by George Abdill  Pacific Northwest CA Photos true stories
This Was Railroading by George Abdill  Pacific Northwest CA Photos true stories
This Was Railroading by George Abdill  Pacific Northwest CA Photos true stories

This Was Railroading by George Abdill Pacific Northwest CA Photos true stories

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This Was Railroading by George Abdill Pacific Northwest CA Photos true stories
 
This Was Railroading  By  George  B. Abdill.     An Historical collection of rare photographs and true stories about tracks, trains and trainmen of the Pacific Northwest..including Northern California.  

Hard Cover with Dust jacket
Copyright 1958.  
BONANZA Books

One of the many popular  THIS WAS   books -  Mr. Abdill presents a collection of rare photos and stories when the Pacific Northwest Romance and its railroads were young. Railroading is the massive Mallet and the caboose hop. It is the lonely track walker, the roundhouse rumors, the water tender, the engineers long-spouted oil can. It is the age of steam centered in the most romantic field of industry and commerce ever to intrigue Mr. America. And here in this book of beauty and memory is the graphic story of railroading as the New West saw it and rode with it.  

Railroading is the sound and picture of a black bulk streaking and shrieking through the night with a jet of steam trailing back along the boiler. Many of these photographs museum pieces of the first water and most of them never before published, all are rare.

TABLE OF CONTENTS includes:
The Columbia GorgePortage Roads, Pioneer Gateway, The Snowbound Express, The Shannon Convention, Branch Line Feeders;

steel trail westStreet of the Northwest, Experiences of an N.P. Eagle-eye, Pasco Days;

sage brush and rawhideBakers Pike, Polygamy Central;

Canadian corridorthe Fraser, The Invaders, Lonely Outpost;

East Side, West SideOregon Centrals, Balloon Stacks & Bagpipes, Colonel Hoggs Dream;

frozen northRush Route, Moose Gooser, Farthest Reach;

Empire BuilderGoat, Wellington Disaster, North Bank Road, Canyon Road;

Steel to the SeashoreClamshell, Punk, Rotten & Nasty;

NORTHWEST CORNERFiasco, Hands Across the Border, North
to the Line, Johnny Come Lately, Rails to Yreka;

Call the Big Hookon the Rails, The Loggers.
Includes many locomotive photos & related profiles.      approx 190 pgs
Railroading is the massive Mallet and the caboose hop. It is the lonely track walker, the roundhouse rumors, the water tender, the engineer's long-spouted oil can. It is the age of steam centered in the most romantic field of industry and commerce ever to intrigue Mr. America. And here in this book of beauty and memory is the graphic story of railroading as the "New West" saw it and rode with it.
Railroading to author Geo. B. Abdill is the sound and picture of a black bulk streaking and shrieking through the night with a jet of steam trailing back along the, boiler. He saw and heard this as a boy on an Oregon farm and has carried it in his heart ever since. Now as a Southern Pacific engineer-"hoghead" to you-and a dedicated collector of railroadiana, he raises the lid of his personal locker to all other railroaders, active and armchair.
Get into the cab and as Engineer Abdill steams up the grade he'll spin you tales of the rails and illustrate them with a part of his precious collection, many of these photographs museum pieces of the first water, most of them never before published, all are rare.

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