THE COMP'NY. THE STORY OF THE SURRY, SUSSEX AND SOUTHAMPTON RAILWAY AND THE SURRY LUMBAR COMPANY
Publisher: Parsons, WV: McClain Printing Company
Condition: Very Good
Binding: Hard Cover
Dust Jacket: Good
Edition: 1st edition
Parsons, WV:McClain Printing Company. 1967. 1st edition. 246pp. Illustrated. Hardcover with dust jacket. The book is in very good, clean condition, inside and out with just a bit of soiling to page edges. The dust jacket is near very good as well, with light soiling and shelfwear to edges with some small tears and a bit of rippling to front panel from an old damp stain. Dust jacket painting by Casey Holtzinger. * "Lumbering in the south pre-dates the American Revolution, but it was not until shortly before the Civil War that loggers in the pine and cypress regions discovered the flanged wheel on a wood rail as a means of transporting their logs. This is the warm and sometimes humorous story of one logger and its forebearers that spanned the era of steam railroading in the south. It is the tale of Virginia's Surry Lumber Company and its common carrier ward, the Surry, Sussex and Southampton Railway. The Comp'ny built its empire upon light rail, small locomotives, sweat and determination during the Reconstruction Era."