West Virginia's Last Logging Railroad: Meadow River Lumber Company
by Philip Bagdon
Softbound, 80 pages, 100 photos
This book was published in 2002. We have recently found a small
batch of these books that we can offer for only $14.95 (original
price was $19.95) plus shipping.
Meadow River Lumber Co. was the world's largest hardwood lumber
mill, located on the Nicholas, Fayette & Greenbrier (NF&G) railroad,
served by C&O. It used Shay and Heisler geared locomotives on a
large network of lines into the woods. This huge logging railroad ran
into the 1970s and really was the last of the big logging lines in West
The NF&G's predecessor lines (the Sewell Valley RR and the
Greenbrier & Eastern RR) were created by the owners of the lumber
company. Later coal mines were opened in the area, and ultimately
C&O and NYC created the NF&G. Thus, Meadow River Lumber
became one of C&O's largest shippers.
This well researched and illustrated book gives a great account of this
important C&O served industry.
Limited Supply. Order early.