Backwoods Railroads: Branchlines and Shortlines of Western Oregon (revised)

By D. C. Jesse Burkhardt, BS '81 (political science) 

Originally published in 1994, and now updated with new content and additional images, Backwoods Railroads is an engaging description of western Oregon’s evolving contemporary branchline and shortline railroad operations. Burkhardt’s unique photojournalistic account focuses on the Willamette Valley and its bordering mountain chains—the Coast Range, the Cascades, and the Siskiyous, capturing a sense of the state’s rural, small-town character and heritage.

Washington State University Press, 2022