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Whistle Up the Valley Peavine
Herwig with Herwig and Jones
Evergreen Press
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2007-08-30 17:22:08
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A Whistle Up the Valley

The Story of the Peavine, Vermont’s White River Railroad

By Wes Herwig with Miriam Herwig with Robert C. Jones.

Cloth with dust jacket , 105 pages, 11.5x8.5, maps, bibliography, index, crisp b/w photos throughout.

"This book features a unique Vermont shortline that ran through the White River Valley between Bethel and Rochester from 1898 to 1933. Throughout its history, the 19-mile White River Railroad faced adversity in many forms-poor location and construction, inadequate capitalization, hand-me-down equipment, heavy snows in winter and flooding most of the rest of the year. In addition to providing the Valley with invaluable passenger service, freight customers included talc mines and mills, lumbering operations, granite quarries, tanneries, and merchandising businesses of all types. Dedicated employees and beautiful scenery were among its assets."