The Oregonian Railway

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To those with an interest in railroad history in the United States, mention of the words "narrow gauge" may bring to mind the extensive three-foot-gauge railroads of Colorado and Utah or perhaps the famous two-foot-gauge lines in Maine. However, few would think first of Oregon and the Pacific Northwest. Nonetheless, between 1877 and 1893, an extensive narrow-gauge railroad developed in Oregon— one that had aspirations of crossing the Cascade Mountains and connecting with the Central Pacific Railroad, thus giving Oregon its first access to the transcontinental railroad system. It is this railroad system, from its inception in 1877 to the present day, that Ed Austin explores herein.
ISBN: 9781467130318
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Oregon
Series: Images of Rail
Images: 180
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Although trained as a civil engineer, Ed has studied and photographed railroads of the Pacific Northwest for more than 45 years and has previously authored six books and more than a dozen booklets and articles dealing with northwest railroad history, facilities, and equipment. Ed has also collected historical photographs for more than 40 years, many of which are being published for the first time in this volume.
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