Cross Tie Bulletin Volume 2-3

Cross Tie Bulletin Volume 2-3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1921 edition. Excerpt: most of the Wyoming camps, the bulk of the hauling is done with sleighs after the snow comes. Owing to this fact, a maximum effort must be used to transport the ties from the timber to the creek bed while snow conditions are most favorable. As the snov gets deep, the road breaking becomes increasingly difiicult and in many cases operations are carried on in six feet of snow. Fortunately, the snow packs hard in such cases and the horses do not break through very deeply. In the spring, the warm sun softens the snov and the hauling is then confined to the early morning before the night freeze has been thawed out. In many instances ties are hauled on snow until well into June, when the spring breakup comes and the drive starts. The hauling is all done by the piece, i. e., a certain area, based upon topographical conditions, is allotted to an individual 'or a group of individuals, the ties to be hauled to the creek for an agreed price for the entire area. They furnish their own horses and equipment. They build their own hauling camps, run cookhouses for themselves and choppers working on this area. and construct their own main road, the cost of which is all included in the price agreed upon. To these haulers we then assign a sufficient crew of Choppers, if available, to keep their teams busy. These choppers build their ovn cabins and "batch" or board with their haulers, as they see fit. To each chopper a strip of timber is assigned about one hundred feet wide and laid out in extent and direction according to the natural ground conditions. The "strips" are taken by the several choppers in direct rotation, each being given a new strip when the old is cut out. On this strip, the tiemaker cuts all trees suitable for ties, ...
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  • Paperback | 138 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 259g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236965264
  • 9781236965264