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Railroads of the Columbia River Gorge (Images of Rail)

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ISBN13: 9780738529165
ISBN10: 0738529168
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Before the rails were up and running along the stunning Columbia River landscape of Oregon and Washington, 19th-century westward travelers faced treacherous conditions. Many emigrants perished before reaching Oregon Territory. Only recently have railways bridged the wide gap formed millions of years ago. Today the gorge remains the major commercial route through the Cascades, and the tracks are a shining example of human engineering and a mecca for rail enthusiasts.

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Another of Arcadia's collection of historic photos with a bit of text--largely confined to captions. The book comprises material from several individuals and historical societies.
Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Book News Annotation:

Another of Arcadia's collection of historic photos with a bit of text--largely confined to captions. The book comprises material from several individuals and historical societies. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

About the Author

Author D.C. Jesse Burkhardt is the editor of the White Salmon Enterprise, a weekly newspaper in White Salmon, Washington, and has published three previous books on Pacific Northwest railroads. In Railroads of the Columbia River Gorge, Burkhardt takes us on an unforgettable journey through nearly 200 archival photographs of the region's first steam locomotives, wrecks, floods, snowstorms, and the entrepreneurs who changed the landscape.

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LANNIELBVEIL, March 19, 2008 (view all comments by LANNIELBVEIL)
I was a kid of the 50s growing up in the Columbia River Gorge, going to school in Corbett, I saw alot
of the trains going through the gorge, (living not too
far from the rails). In the early years, I remember the
sound of the occasional steam locomotive going by
belching smoke, ringing bells, and blowing steam whistles. This book brought back all those memories,
and thoughts of earlier innocent times, growing up in
such a wonderful and magical place!
I highly recommend it for anyone!!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780738529165
Author:
Burkhardt, D. C. Jesse
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Author:
Burkardt, D. C. Jesse
Subject:
History
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Railroads
Subject:
Railroads - History
Subject:
Railroads - Pictorial
Subject:
Washington
Subject:
Railroads - Columbi
Subject:
RAI; TRA
Subject:
Railroads-Pictorials
Subject:
Rai
Subject:
Or
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Images of Rail
Publication Date:
20040831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
200, Black and White
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
9.28x6.50x.39 in. .65 lbs.

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