So true, Tim. Unfortunately. And don't forget the destruction of habitat and the impact to the fauna before the excessive and thoughtless one-time usage of the wood (and other things). Usually this has always been glorified to civilization out of the wilderness...
A worldwide problem, and still current.
By all the greatness and fascination of the steam train era and lots of other technical things at that time - this was also the era because of which words like ecology or environmental protection have been invented.
Modeling the early post-war years up to about 1953
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Von: "Tim O'Connor" <timboconnor@...>
Betreff: Re: [RealSTMFC] About match-making (so to speak)
It's too horrible to contemplate how much fabulous old growth timber was wantonly destroyed. Ugh.
Think of all the old retired freight cars that were simply BURNED in the open to recover the steel.
Millions of freight cars! Compare to the recovery of salt-infused timber from the SP's Salt Lake trestle
that was sold for its beauty in the 1980's or 1990's.
When did paper matchbooks first appear by the way?
On 7/9/2020 1:40 PM, David Soderblom wrote:
About matches: When Giant Sequoias were being logged ca. 1900 their enormous trunks were used for matches.