Author Statement

This website is a constant work-in-progress, with articles updated regularly throughout the site. Much of the information comes from local railroad fans such as yourselves. If you have information regarding local railroads, photographs or railroad documents, or you feel a mistake has been made or information omitted from an article, leave a comment on the appropriate page or email me at This site would not be possible without your help and support. Thank you! – Derek R. Whaley


Google Maps has allowed a great wealth of information to be displayed in a custom style for all to see and use. This specific map charts the railroads of Santa Cruz County, as well as the route to Vasona Junction, the Monterey Branch, and the coastal portion of the Pajaro Valley Consolidated Railroad. It is not perfect or completely precise, but its information has been confirmed from visual evidence, railroad documents, and property surveys. The maps were generally designed using the property view rather than the topographical view, so slight variances between the two may apply. As always, please forward any errors, amendments, or additions to