Scott Barrett


B.A., The Evergreen State College, 1987


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Logging Railroads of Weyerhaeuser's Vail-McDonald Operation, Oso Publishing, 2004

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Logging Railroads of Weyerhaeuser's Vail-McDonald Operation covers the history of northwest railroad logging, including the Chehalis Western and the Curtis, Milburn & Eastern Railroads. Starting the steam power and converting to diesel power, Weyerhaeuser harvested and transported logs for some 65 years via their Vail-McDonald operation. Authors Frank Telewski and Scott Barrett capture the story through detailed research and in-depth interviews with many Weyerhaeuser employees who share their experiences of life and work in the woods. Thanks to noted northwest logging photographers, including  Clark and Darius Kinsey, there are photos of Shay, Climax, Heisler, and rod locomotives, steam donkeys and tower skidders, 371 photographs in all, plus drawings and maps.

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