North Beach Peninsula's Ir&n (Images Of America) (Images Of Rail)
For nearly 40 years, the quirky little narrow-gauge railroad, begun in 1889 by the Ilwaco Railway and Navigation Company, ran along the North Beach Peninsula in southwestern Washington. The train provided the primary transportation link from Ilwaco in the south to Nahcotta in the north, making peninsula communities accessible to one another and supplying a reliable route to outside markets for the...
Series: Images of Rail
Paperback: 128 pages
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (July 1, 2009)
Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 0.3 x 9.2 inches
Amazon Rank: 4155469
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“This book, along with "The Railroad That Ran by the Tide" (Feagans, 1972), are the two primary -- and most complete -- sources you'll find about the Ilwaco Railway & Navigation Co. Compared to Feagan's book, this title focuses slightly more on the r...”
areas major industriesoystering, logging, and cranberry farming. A tide table, not a timetable, governed the railroads schedule, allowing coordination with the steamers that met the train at either end of its daily journeys. Old-timers of the area still speak affectionately of the trains unorthodox schedule and its informal and accommodating service. And they remember with fondness that the IR &N was widely known as the Irregular, Ramblin and Never-get-there Railroad.