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California Central Coast Railways epub

by Rick Hamman


California Central Coast Railways epub

ISBN: 1890625000

ISBN13: 978-1890625009

Author: Rick Hamman

Category: History

Subcategory: Americas

Language: English

Publisher: Otter B Books; Revised and Updated edition (2002)

Pages: 320 pages

ePUB book: 1437 kb

FB2 book: 1716 kb

Rating: 4.5

Votes: 721

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Great book with good information. Much needed if you wish to model this narrow gauge Railway

Great book with good information. Much needed if you wish to model this narrow gauge Railway.

The California Central Railway was incorporated on April 23, 1887, with headquarters in San Bernardino, California. George O. Manchester was the President of the corporation. At its peak it operated 250 miles (400 km) of rail line with 14 steam locomotives, 14 passenger cars and 83 freight cars. It operated rail lines from May 20, 1887, to November 7, 1889.

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Rick Hamman illuminates the he arrival of the railroad into Santa Cruz: the roar of steam engines as hardworking locomotives transport rolling stock through the redwoods and along the Pacific coast. As westward expansion and the booming of nearby San Francisco in the last half of the 19th century created huge demand for mineral, timber, and agricultural resources, railroads entered the Santa Cruz area to retrieve them.

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Rick Hamman illuminates the he arrival of the railroad into Santa Cruz: the roar of steam engines as hardworking locomotives transport rolling stock through the redwoods and along the Pacific coast. As westward expansion and the booming of nearby San Francisco in the last half of the 19th century created huge demand for mineral, timber, and agricultural resources, railroads entered the Santa Cruz area to retrieve them. Mainlines were built at the same time that smaller, often local branches reached into almost every creek valley and forested canyon to get closer to those resources and the adventurers extracting them, and towns arose at every train stop. As access became easier, tourists began to ride the excursion 'specials' to experience the white, sandy beaches of the Pacific Ocean and the Monterey Bay, the lush conifer forests, and the vast mountain vistas. this extensive history is lavishly illustrated with maps and over 370 photos. The new edition is revised to update the story into the 21st Century. CONTENTS: 1) Expanding the Dream: Rails to Santa Cruz 2) The Aptos Creek and the Loma Prieta Railroads 3) The San Lorenzo River Basin Railroads 4) The North Coast 5) The Transition: The Contracting Reality 6) Lingering Ghosts of Another Time 7) The Santa Cruz Branch Recently * Appendix: Locomotive Roster for Santa Cruz County Railroads
The book's image that is shown is not what I received - I received a solid blue book that is clearly library issued which I wouldn't have an issue with it the book itself actually had the image on the front as displayed in the selling profile.
Rick Hamman was an authority on the railroad history of California. He was a font of knowledge on details of logging railroads in the Santa Cruz mountains, especially near the town of Santa Cruz, CA. Mr. Hamman lived near Santa Cruz for decades and his natural curiosity about local history bloomed into the writing of this book which is a pleasure to read. Rick worked for the Big Trees & Pacific Railroad in Felton, CA. and knew his way around railroad signaling equipment. His real passion was the history of railroading in Santa Cruz County and that subject is well covered in this tome.. Buy it. You won't be disappointed.
Great history of the railroads in and around Santa Cruz County. In telling the history, and by including many fabulous photos, you really get a sense of what the area was like, including the role of lumber, from the late 1800s to the late 1900s.