A wide right-of-way still exists at the site, but little else remains behind as evidence of the railroad's presence here. Virginia was never a busy stop and never had regular traffic.
Official Railroad Information:
Virginia was located 67.0 miles from San Francisco via the Mayfield Cut-Off and 13.0 miles from Santa Cruz. It included a 98-foot-long spur which was used by the Virginia Timber & Milling Company. The class-B status of the station implied that there was a siding at the stop, but no platform or other facilities were noted there.
37˚N 6' 4.6", 122˚W 0' 3.7"
The site of Virginia as near the southern portal of the Mountain Charlie Tunnel (Tunnel #4) at the crossroads of the railroad right-of-way and a private driveway. It marks the northern boundary of the Santa Cruz Water Department land and the site itself is privately-owned.
Citations & Credits:
- Clark, Donald Thomas. Santa Cruz County Place Names: A Geographical Dictionary. Scotts Valley, CA: Kestrel Press, 2008.
- Whaley, Derek. Santa Cruz Trains: Railroads of the Santa Cruz Mountains: 123-124.