|The Main Beach in the 1870s when there were only streetcars.|
|The streetcar track (with two horse-drawn cars) is beside the narrow gauge South Pacific Coast track, c. 1880.|
|The Sea Beach Hotel with President Roosevelt lounging beneath a parasol and his children playing on the sand. Two streetcars passed behind with Secret Service agents hanging off the railing above.|
|The Main Beach in 1905 during the time of Neptune Casino (at left). The South Pacific Coast line is not at left, with the streetcars using the right lane to take tourists to the beach from Santa Cruz Depot.|
|The Tent & Cottage City expanded during the year that the casino was being rebuilt.|
The Casino is shown completed in this image, dating the photograph to 1907.
|The second Casino with the Sea Beach Hotel in the distance.|
|Casa del Rey Hotel in the 1920s with its arches that stretched to the Casino's grand ballroom upstairs.|
The train passed and parked under those arches in the thirty years that they existed.
|An early Suntan Special passing by the Casa del Rey Apartments (later La Bahia Motel) around 1928.|
|The first Suntan Special back in Santa Cruz after World War II, 1947.|
|The intersection of Beach and Cliff Streets, the location of Casino Station.|
|Passengers waiting to board the train outside Entrance 1 beside the Plunge Natatorium, circa 1908.|
There was never even a siding at the Casino. All trains shared a single track. With Santa Cruz Depot nearby, if a train required servicing or turning, it could go there.
|A photograph taken in front of a steam engine parked at the entrance to The Plunge, at the Boardwalk, c. 1907|
(Photo courtesy Brian Liddicoat)
|An aerial view of the Santa Cruz Main Beach from 1946. The Casino is the large building near the center with the tracks passing behind it at left under an arch of the Casa del Rey Hotel.|
|One of two trains to come to Santa Cruz in 1996 as part of a test run to|
reopen the Suntan Special. The test succeeded but the line was not
reopened due to financing and bureaucracy.
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- Machado, Gay. Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk: A Century by the Sea. Berkeley, CA: Ten Speed Press, 2007.