By Robert A. Trennert
Aerial mine tramways proved to have a different fascination; humans usually rode them for a thrill, occasionally with disastrous effects. They have been additionally very temperamental, wanted consistent recognition, and have been liable to injuries. The years among 1900 and 1920 observed the operation of a few of the west's so much impressive tramways, however the decline in high-country mining starting within the 1920s--coupled with the improvement of extra effective technique of transportation--made this know-how all yet out of date by means of the tip of the second one international War.
Historians and the final reader may be both enthralled via Trennert's interesting tale of the increase and fall of aerial mine tramways.
"Professor Trennert has explored a brand new sector of mining heritage, and is to be recommended for his pioneering work." --Liston Leyendecker, writer of The Griffith kinfolk and the Founding of Georgetown.