Regarding "Choppers and Chippers" which
was published by the author, I have these two comments from people
who handle LRRSA sales orders:
is a logging history, covering all facets of the industry.
There are some
wonderful tramway photos and information, but it is not a
book as such. It covers the logging industry in the West
Otway, and is a
companion volume to Sawdust and Steam, which covers the East
Otways. Both books
taken together expand significantly on Norm's earlier work,
As Norm explained it, Choppers & Chippers is the
companion book to
Sawdust & Steam and both books together replace The
It is very much about the tramways, but has been
expanded to include
more of the social history associated with the sawmills and
tramways of the
Otway Ranges. Both books also include much information that
was not yet
discovered when The Beechy was written.
As I said previously it includes the logging industry in the post
tramway era, with road transport and bulldozers.
That is all I can add at this stage.
On 2/07/2019 1:30 am, B.Rumary wrote:
The LRRSA has a new
book out - "Choppers and Chippers" by Norm Houghton.
Can anyone tell me how much information in this book covers
logging tramways? There's no real information on this point in
the blurb on the LRRSA book sales website.