Re: Utah Coal Route steel gons in log service


Tony Thompson
 

Bill Smith wrote:

I feel for the loggers. There is a sustainable lumber industry. It helps fund education in Washington State. Need to help those families, but there is no way to support modern mechanized lumbering. 

      Just like coal mining, lumbering today is extremely mechanized. Both harvesting and the lumber mills themselves only need to employ very few people today. The idea to "bring back" lumbering or coal mining jobs is just a fantasy.
        It can be fun to model lumbering in, say, the 1920s. Just don't think it has anything remotely to do with today -- except that trees are cut down.

Tony Thompson



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