|Map of Santa Cruz Lumber Co. Railroad in Pescadero Creek|
|Main mill pond with track at left, 1949. Photo by John Cummings.|
|The engine shed and water tower for the locomotive. Mill in ravine at left, January 7, 1950. Photo by Richard C. Brown.|
|The lumber train dumping into the mill pond, 1943. (Company photo)|
|The lumber train running down the track to the mill, 1947. Photo by Jack Gibson.|
|The train dumping lumber into the mill pond. Engine lettering added by photographer. Photo by Fred Stoes.|
|One of the log bridges created along the right-of-way. (Company photo)|
Mill Location: 37.212˚N, 121.171˚W
Access to the mill site is trespassing, unfortunately, since there is still quite a lot of material left on the site. By the time the mill closed, a full planning mill appears to have been in operation there. The route of the track mostly followed along the south bank of Pescadero Creek from the mill site to Jones Gulch. While the precise route of the track is not certain, many believe and assume that Old Haul Road, which begins at the junction of State Route 9 and State Route 236 is more or less the railroad grade. This road is legal to use, although it is very remote and 4-wheel drive is recommended. The grade passes into Portola Redwoods State Park, passing beside Pescadero Creek Park, ending just east of the junction of Pescadero Creek Road and Wurr Road near YMCA Camp Loma Mar.
Citations & Credits:
- Ennis, Dwight. "The Real Santa Cruz Lumber Co". The Santa Cruz Lumber Company Garden Railroad. Milpitas, CA: 2002.