|1969 aerial image of the West Beach Street spur (top-center) while only Green Giant and the Apple Growers'|
occupied the site. Further growth is clearly planned considering the track's length. (UCSC Digital Collections)
|Martin John Franich Company advertisement. Date unknown.|
|Google Street View image of the Apple Growers's Ice & Cold Storage grounds after the fire (burn damage at left), 2011.|
|The full freight area between Ohlone Parkway and Industrial Road, c. 2015. [Google Maps – Satellite View]|
|Original cider plant on 3rd Street, c 1885. (Monterey Bay Area News)|
Official Railroad Information:
Like most patrons along private spurs, the Southern Pacific Railroad never considered these "stops" in the formal sense, so they never appeared in their station books or on their timetables. SPINS maps released over the years have mapped the ownership of spurs that those remain the only official railroad documentation for this area.
Geo-Coordinates & Access Rights:
Citations & Credits:
- Chown, Jon. "S. Martinelli & Co. marks 145th year". Monterey Bay News & Views. 02/07/2013.
- "History". Martinelli's Gold Medal. 2008.
- Howard Cohen. Personal correspondence.
- "Ray L. Travers: Three Generations of Apple Farming in Watsonville, California, 1875-1977". University of California, Santa Cruz – University Library.
- Santa Cruz Sentinel, various articles from 1885 to 1993.
- Southern Pacific Railroad, SPINS 1973. George Pepper collection.
- Union Pacific Railroad, SPINS 1998, 2003. George Pepper collection.
- University of California, Santa Cruz. Aerial Photograph Collection, 1931 to 1969.