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 author@santacruztrains.com. This site would not be possible without your help and support. Thank you! – Derek R. Whaley

Maps

Maps are an essential part of any historical location research. For close-up, customized maps of various stretches of track, check out these local maps with accompanying photographs:

Santa Cruz & College Park Branch:

  • Vasona to Cats Canyon
  • Lexington to Wright
  • Edric to Clems
  • Virginia to Meehan
  • Eccles to Big Trees
  • Felton Junction to Powder Works
  • Golf Links to Santa Cruz Beach
Old Felton Branch
Boulder Creek Branch:
  • Felton to Newell Creek
  • Ben Lomond to Boulder Creek
Dougherty Extension Railroad
Davenport Branch & Ocean Shore Southern Division:
  • Santa Cruz to Enright
  • Yellow Bank to Davenport
  • Davenport Landing to Swanton
Santa Cruz Branch:
  • Santa Cruz to Del Mar
  • Opal to Aptos
  • Aptos to Ellicott
  • Nuga to Watsonville Junction
Loma Prieta Branch

Coast Division Mainline:
  • Carnadero to Chittenden
  • Logan to Watsonville Junction
In addition, a custom Google Map has been created to collect all the local railroading data together in one place. This 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 a constant work-in-progress so should not be considered perfect or 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 author@santacruztrains.com.