Synopses & Reviews
Distributed by the University of Nebraska Press for Caxton Press
This 352-page, triple indexed reference book covers nearly 500 names in the two north Pacific coast states. All known common carrier steam powered operations of ten or more miles are included, plus numerous logging companies, electric traction and diesel operations. The account covers their histories from inception until sale or abandonment - or until 1993 if still active. Railroad titles are full and exact.
Volume III in Robertson's Encyclopedia of Western Railroad History series. This book catalogs virtually every railroad that owned or operated ten or more miles of track as a common carrier in Oregon and Washington. Text, maps, charts, and historic photographs create an invaluable resource for railroad history students and enthusiasts. Indexes for this volume plus a comprehensive index of Volumes I-III, inclusive.
About the Author
Donald B. Robertson was born and reared in Nampa, Idaho. He was a proofreader for the weekly newspaper in high school and during the summer of 1941 he worked on the local section gang of the Union Pacific. The war years, 1942-46, were spent in the merchan
Table of Contents
v. 1 The desert states -- v. 2. The mountain states -- v. 3. Oregon, Washington.