Author Statement

If you have information on local railroads, photographs or railroad documents, or you feel a mistake has been made or information omitted from an article, email me at author@santacruztrains.com. This site would not be possible without your help and support. Thank you! – Derek R. Whaley

Change Log

The following are additions and edits to this website, including updates to existing content:
12/14/2018 – Stations: Brackney article updated; Rubottoms Spur article deleted.
12/07/2018 – Stations: Bonny Brae article updated; Kents Spur article deleted.
11/30/2018 – Stations: Riverside article updated.
11/23/2018 – Curiosities: San Lorenzo Valley Flume & Transportation Company article added.
11/16/2018 – Stations: Old Felton article updated.
11/09/2018 – Freight Stops: Holmes Lime Company article added.
11/02/2018 – Curiosities: Felton Area Resorts article added.
10/26/2018 – Stations: Fahihn article updated.
10/19/2018 – Picnic Stops: Big Trees Landing article updated.
10/12/2018 – Maps: Felton Area article added.
10/05/2018 – Stations: Felton Junction article added.
09/28/2018 – Bridges: Felton Area article added.
09/21/2018 – Stations: Big Trees article updated and Stations: Big Trees (North Gate) article added.
09/14/2018 – Railroads: Roaring Camp & Big Trees Narrow Gauge Railroad article updated and Railroads: Santa Cruz Big Trees & Pacific Railroad article added.
09/07/2018 – Freight Stops: Santa Cruz Lumber Company article updated.
08/31/2018 – Stations: Felton article updated.
08/24/2018 – Maps: Virginia to Mount Hermon article added.
08/17/2018 – Bridges: Zayante Creek (formerly Jackass Flats Trestle) article updated and Zayante Creek Trestle and Mount Hermon Trestle articles deleted.
08/10/2018 – Stations: Mount Hermon article updated and Mount Hermon & Tuxedo (Part 2) article deleted.
08/03/2018 – Freight Stops: Pacific Coast Aggregates article updated.
07/27/2018 – Stations: Hayes article updated.
07/20/2018 – Curiosities: Zayante-Area Resorts article added.
07/13/2018 – Freight Stops: Kaiser Pavement Company article added.
07/06/2018 – Stations: Olympia article updated.
06/29/2018 – Stations: Union Mill Spur article updated.
06/22/2018 – Stations: Eccles article updated.
06/15/2018 – Stations: Kenville article updated.
06/08/2018 – Tunnels: Zayante (Tunnel 5) article updated.
06/01/2018 – Stations: Dougherty's Spur article updated. Doughertys Mill (#1) & Zayante (#1) article deleted.
05/25/2018 – Stations: Meehan article updated.
05/18/2018 – Stations: Zayante article updated. Gibbs Station and Zayante Lakes articles deleted.
05/11/2018 – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page added.
05/04/2018 – Stations: Tank Siding article updated.
04/27/2018 – Stations: Virginia article updated.
04/20/2018 – Maps: Summit Tunnel to Mountain Charlie Tunnel article added.
04/13/2018 – Tunnels: Mountain Charlie (Tunnel 4) article updated.
04/06/2018 – Bridges: Summit Area article added.
03/30/2018 – Stations: Clems article updated.
03/23/2018 – Curiosities: Laurel and Glenwood-area Resorts article added.
03/16/2018 – Stations: Glenwood article updated.
03/09/2018 – Tunnels: Glenwood (Tunnel 3) article updated.
03/01/2018 – Freight Stops: Hihn Mill at Laurel article added.
02/23/2018 – Stations: Laurel article updated.
02/16/2018 – Stations: Edric article updated.
02/09/2018 – Railroads: Ocean Shore Railway & Railroad Company articled updated.
02/02/2018 – Curiosities: Big Trees article added.
01/26/2018 – Bridges: Soquel Creek article added.
01/19/2018 – People: Thomas L. and Weltha A. Bell article added.
01/12/2018 – Curiosities: Feasibility Studies to Restore the Mountain Route article added.
01/05/2018 – Railroads: Early Monterey Bay Railroads article added.
12/29/2017 – Maps: Lyndon to Summit Tunnel article added.
12/22/2017 – Tunnels: Summit (Tunnel 2) article updated.
12/15/2017 – Picnic Stops: Sunset Park article updated.
12/08/2017 – Stations: Wright article updated.
12/01/2017 – Bridges: Upper Los Gatos Creek article updated.
11/24/2017 – Curiosities: Proposed Routes Out of the San Lorenzo Valley article added.
11/17/2017 – Stations: Call of the Wild article updated.
11/10/2017 – Stations: Forest House & Eva article updated.
10/27/2017 – Stations: Oil City & Aldercroft article updated.
10/20/2017 – Stations: Alma article updated.
10/13/2017 – Stations: Rock Quarry Spur & Lyndon article updated.
10/06/2017 – Bridges: Lower Los Gatos Creek article updated.
09/29/2017 – Maps: Vasona to Cats Canyon article added.
09/22/2017 – Curiosities: Monterey Bay Area Static Locomotives article added.
09/15/2017 – Sights: Cats Canyon article added.
09/08/2017 – Tunnels: Cats Canyon article updated.
08/25/2017 – Picnic Stops: Grove Park article updated.
08/18/2017 – Stations: Los Gatos article updated.
08/11/2017 – Los Gatos Freight Yard article updated.
08/04/2017 – Freight Stops: Los Gatos Manufacturing Company article updated.
07/28/2017 – Freight Stops: Los Gatos Canning Company & Hunts Cannery article updated.
07/21/2017 – Railroads: Santa Cruz Portland Cement Company Railroad article added.
07/14/2017 – Freight Stops: Sacred Heart Novitiate article added.
07/07/2017 – Freight Stops: Los Gatos Lumber Patrons article added.
06/30/2017 – Freight Stops: Standard Oil Spur article added.
06/23/2017 – Stations: Parr's Spur, Bermingham, and Bulwer article updated.
06/16/2017 – Railroads: Early Coast Railroad Companies article added.
06/09/2017 – Stations: Vasona article updated.
06/02/2017 – Quarterly Bulletin, Volume 2: Number 3 released.
05/26/2017 – Stations: Mack article added.
05/19/2017 – Stations: Struve article added.
05/12/2017 – Stations: Ranch article added.
05/05/2017 – Stations: Warnock article added.
04/28/2017 – Stations: Thompson article added.
04/21/2017 – Stations: Beach article added.
04/14/2017 – Stations: Jensen article added.
04/07/2017 – Stations: Gravel Pit No. 1 article added.
03/31/2017 – Curiosities: Railroad Hotels article added.
03/24/2017 – Stations: Cassin article added.
03/17/2017 – Stations: Thurwachter article added.
03/10/2017 – Stations: Williamson article added.
03/03/2017 – Quarterly Bulletin, Volume 2: Number 2 released.
02/24/2017 – Stations: Trafton article added.
02/17/2017 – Stations: Pajaro article added.
02/10/2017 – Stations: Petersen article added.
02/03/2017 – Stations: McGowans Nos. 1 and 2 article added.
01/27/2017 – Castroville Freight Yard article added.
01/13/2017 – Cannery Row: Custom House Packing Corporation article added.
01/06/2017 – Curiosities: Roller Coasters at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk article added.
12/30/2016 – Cannery Row: Monterey Fish Products article added.
12/23/2016 – Cannery Row: Carmel Canning Company article added.
12/16/2016 – Cannery Row: Sea Pride Packing Corporation article added.
12/09/2016 – Press release for Santa Cruz Trains: Reflections on the Mountain Route added.
12/02/2016 – Quarterly Bulletin, Volume 2: Number 1 released.
11/25/2016 – Cannery Row: Pacific Fish Company & California Packing Corporation article added.
11/18/2016 – Cannery Row: Del Mar Canning Company article added.
11/11/2016 – Curiosities: The Casa del Rey Hotel article added.
11/04/2016 – Cannery Row: F. E. Booth Reduction Plant & Edgewater Packing Company article added.
10/28/2016 – Cannery Row: Enterprise Packing Company article added.
10/21/2016 – Cannery Row: Hovden Food Products Corporation article added.
10/14/2016 – Cannery Row: San Xavier Fish Packing Company article added.
10/07/2016 – Curiosities: The Hihn Railroad Grade article added.
09/30/2016 – Cannery Row: Monterey Canning Company article added.
09/23/2016 – Cannery Row: San Carlos Canning Company & E.B. Gross Cannery article added.
09/16/2016 – Cannery Row: American Can Company article added.
09/09/2016 – Cannery Row: Aeneas Sardine Products Company article added.
09/02/2016 – Curiosities: Skee-Roll at the Boardwalk article added.
08/26/2016 – Quarterly Bulletin, Volume 1: Number 4 released.
08/19/2016 – Old Mission Extension Railway article added.
08/12/2016 – San Juan Junction article added.
08/05/2016 – San Juan article added.
07/29/2016 – Prescott & Beet Dump article added.
07/22/2016 – Anderson Packing article added.
07/15/2016 – Canfield article added.
07/08/2016 – Heavily updated Chittenden Station article.
07/01/2016 – San Juan Pacific Railway & California Central Railroad article added.
06/10/2016 – Billy Jones Wildcat Railway article added.
06/03/2016 – Santa Cruz County Railroading since 1996 article added.
05/27/2016 – Quarterly Bulletin, Volume 1: Number 3 released.
05/20/2016 – The Origins of Santa Cruz County Railroading article added.
05/13/2016 – Dougherty Extension Railroad article added.
05/06/2016 – Southern Pacific Railroad Subsidiaries article added.
04/29/2016 – Monterey & Salinas Valley Railroad article added.
04/22/2016 – Pajaro Valley Consolidated Railroad article added.
04/15/2016 – Heavily updated West Beach Road Spurs, Part I.
04/08/2016 – Watsonville Junction Spurs article added.
04/01/2016 – West Beach Street Spurs, Part II article added.
03/25/2016 – R.M. Heintz Miniature Railroad article added.
03/18/2016 – Kearney Street Extension Spurs article added.
03/11/2016 – Quarterly Bulletin, Volume 1: Number 2 released.
03/04/2016 – Walker Street Patrons article added.
02/26/2016 – Upper Beach Road Railroad Patrons article added.
02/19/2016 – Spreckels Beet Sugar Refinery article added.
02/12/2016 – West Beach Street Spurs, Part I article added.
02/05/2016 – Santa's Express Train article added.
01/29/2016 – Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Miniature Railroads article added.
01/22/2016 – Santa Cruz Lumber Company article added.
01/08/2016 – Glenwood, South Park & Pacific Railroad article added
01/01/2016 – Sierra Nevada & Golden West Railroad article added.
12/25/2015 – Parr's Spur & Bermingham article added.
12/18/2015 – Swanton Pacific Railroad article added.
12/11/2015 – Rapetti article added.
12/04/2015 – Quarterly Bulletin, Volume 1: Number 1 released.
11/27/2015 – Carnadero article added.
11/20/2015 – Nema & Miller's Spur article added.
11/13/2015 – Corporal article added.
11/06/2015 – Sargent article added.
10/30/2015 – Betabel article added.
10/23/2015 – Newria article added.
10/16/2015 – Lyda article added.
10/09/2015 – Miller's Gun Club article added.
10/02/2015 – Lake Majella article added.
09/25/2015 – Asilomar article added.
09/18/2015 – Pacific Grove article added.
09/11/2015 – Forest Avenue article added.
09/04/2015 – Cypress Park article added.
08/28/2015 – Hoffman Ave. article added.
08/21/2015 – Light House Road & Sard article added.
08/14/2015 – Custom House article added.
08/07/2015 – Monterey article added.
07/31/2015 – Del Monte article added.
07/24/2015 – Del Monte Bath House article added.
07/17/2015 – Retreat article added.
07/10/2015 – East Monterey & Seaside article added.
07/03/2015 – Prattco article added.
06/26/2015 – Workfield article added.
06/19/2015 – Gigling & Ord article added.
06/12/2015 – Marina article added.
06/05/2015 – Public service announcement regarding Addenda release.
05/29/2015 – Bardin article added.
05/22/2015 – Lapis article added.
05/15/2015 – Martin & Neponset article added.
05/08/2015 – Morocojo & Nashua articled added.
05/01/2015 – Gay article added.
04/24/2015 – Castroville & Del Monte Junction article added.
04/03/2015 – Moss Landing article added.
03/27/2015 – Elkhorn article added.
03/22/2015 – Updated Golf LinksUnion Mill Spur, Hayes Spur, Olympia, Eccles, and Olympia Quarries.
03/20/2015 – Vega & Eaton article added; timetable charts added to Stations & Stops and Newell Junction Spur & Flag-Stop.
03/19/2015 – Updated Timetables.
03/17/2015 – Updated Tank Siding, Virginia, and Kenville.
03/14/2015 – Glossary, References, and Timeline updated.
03/13/2015 – Added Aromas article.
03/12/2015 – Rearranged tabs; removed old Timetable page and replaced with another page; added Buy The Book!; added Merchandise; renamed three links.
03/06/2015 – Logan article added.
03/01/2015 – Kenville articled updated and renamed.
02/27/2015 – Chittenden article added.
02/20/2015 – Pajaro & Watsonville Junction article added.
02/13/2015 – Watsonville Depot article added.
02/06/2015 – Laguna & Nuga article added.
01/30/2015 – San Andreas & Ellicott article added.
01/23/2015 – Cristo article added.
01/16/2015 – Manresa & Robroy article added.
01/09/2015 – Leonard article added.
01/02/2015 – Claus & Farley article added.
12/26/2014 – Monte Vista article added.
12/19/2014 – Loma Prieta article added.
12/12/2014 – Molino article added.
12/05/2014 – Ready article added.
11/28/2014 – Aptos article added.
11/21/2014 – New Brighton article added.
11/14/2014 – Capitola article added.
11/07/2014 – Opal article added.
10/31/2014 – Del Mar article added.
10/24/2014 – Twin Lakes article added.
10/03/2014 – Seabright article added.
09/26/2014 – San Lorenzo River Trestle #1 article added.
09/19/2014 – San Vicente Mill article added.
09/12/2014 – Loma Prieta Mill on Mill Creek article added.
09/05/2014 – Swanton article added.
08/29/2014 – San Vicente Transfer Yard article added.
08/22/2014 – Folger article added.
08/14/2014 – Scott & Scott Creek articled added.
08/07/2014 – Bluegum & Davenport Landing article added.
08/01/2014 – Davenport article added.
07/25/2014 – Liddell article added.
07/18/2014 – Yellowbank article added.
07/11/2014 – Lagos article added.
07/04/2014 – Enright & Majors article added.
06/27/2014 – Gordola & Scaroni article added.
06/20/2014 – Parsons Beach article added.
06/13/2014 – Wilder Ranch article added.
06/06/2014 – Wilder Creek Trestle article added.
05/30/2014 – Moore Creek Trestles article added.
05/23/2014 – Wrigley & Swift Street Sidings article added.
05/16/2014 – Centennial Flour Mill / Olive & Foster Lumber Yard (spur) article added.
05/09/2014 – Grove Park & Bunker Hill Park article added.
05/02/2014 – Kents Spur article added.
04/30/2014 – Added trestles in Stations & Stops to the Coast Line/Ocean Shore Branch and the Santa Cruz Branch (some may not be properly placed between stations).
04/25/2014 – Mora Street article added.
04/18/2014 – List of Stations & Stops updated; Edric Spur article added.
04/16/2014 – Gibbs, Zayante Lakes, Tanglewood, and North Brookdale articles removed; Non-Existent Stations article added.
04/11/2014 – Santa Cruz Ocean Shore Depot article added.
04/04/2014 – Garfield Avenue article added.
04/02/2014 – Public Announcement posted; Santa Cruz Trains Update Blog created.
03/25/2014 – West Shore Railway Company article added.
02/28/2014 – Upper Los Gatos Creek Trestles article added.
02/21/2014 – Zayante Spur article added.
02/14/2014 – Upper San Lorenzo River Trestles article added.
02/07/2014 – Wright's Trestle article added.
01/31/2014 – Grover Planing Mill article added.
01/24/2014 – Los Gatos Planing Mill article added.
01/17/2014 – Los Gatos Freight Yard article added.
01/10/2014 – Clear Creek Trestle article added.
01/07/2014 – Phillipshurst Flag-Stop photograph added.
01/03/2014 – Los Gatos Fruit Packing Company Spur article added.
12/27/2013 – Cunningham Planing Mill article added; Stations & Stops expanded.
12/20/2013 – Newell Creek Trestle and Love Creek Trestle articles added.
12/13/2013 – Harmon Mill Spur article added.
12/06/2013 – End-of-Track Logging Camp article added.
11/29/2013 – Waterman Switch article added.
11/22/2013 – McGaffigan's Switch article added.
11/16/2013 – Harris article merged into Boulder Mill, Grover Mill, Camp Joy & Harris article.
11/15/2013 – Chase Mill & Sinnott's Switch article added.
11/11/2013 – Phillipshurst Trestle (SLR Trestle #2) article added.
11/08/2013 – Dougherty Mill #2 & Riverside Grove article added.
11/01/2013 – McAbee Mill Spur article added.
10/25/2013 – Cunningham Mill & Wildwood article added.
10/24/2013 – Reverted Harris Flag-Stop article to a separate entity; North Brookdale article added.
10/18/2013 – Triple Trestles article added; Common Terms renamed to "Glossary" updated.
10/17/2013 – Filbert Trestle (SLR Trestle #7) article added.
10/11/2013 – Boulder Creek Station article added.
10/09/2013 – Harris Trestle, Huckleberry Island Trestle and Los Gatos Trestle articles added; Brookdale Trestle article updated.
10/04/2013 – Lorenzo & Fibert article added.
09/27/2013 – Boulder Mill article added.
09/20/2013 – Harris Flag-Stop article added.
09/13/2013 – Hotel Ben Lomond Trestle, Siesta Trestle, and Brookdale Trestle articles added.
09/12/2013 – Survey map added to Brookdale Station article; Glenwood article expanded.
09/06/2013 – Brookdale Station article added.
08/30/2013 – Reeds Spur article added.
08/26/2013 – Hatchery Station article updated.
08/25/2013 – Steen's Spur article updated
08/23/2013 – Hatchery Station article added.
08/18/2013 – Big Trees Landing article added; edits and additions to Siesta Flag-Stop article.
08/16/2013 – Siesta Flag-Stop article added.
08/09/2013 – Phillipshurst Flag-Stop article added.
08/02/2013 – Added a Composite Grid of Mile Markers of Santa Cruz Railroads.
07/26/2013 – Steen's Spur article added.
07/22/2013 – Eccles & Eastern Railroad article added.
07/19/2013 – Ben Lomond Station article added.
07/12/2013 – Newell Junction Spur & Flag-Stop article added.
07/05/2013 – Santa Cruz Wharfs article updated; Glen Arbor Station & Spur article added.
06/18/2013 – Rubottom Spur article added.
06/14/2013 – Brackney Flag-Stop article added.
06/07/2013 – Bonnie Brae Flag-Stop articled added.
05/31/2013 – Zayante Creek Trestle article added.
05/28/2013 – Oil City & Aldercroft Stations and Tank Siding articles updated.
05/24/2013 – Felton Grove Auto Camp Flag-Stop article added; photo added to Felton Grove Trestle.
05/17/2013 – Holmes Kiln Spur article added.
05/08/2013 – "Old" Felton Station & Depot article added.
05/03/2013 – Harmony Acres to Waterman Switch Journey added.
05/01/2013 – Southern Pacific RR article added.
04/30/2013 – Coast Line RR article added.
04/26/2013 – Felton Grove Trestle article added.
04/19/2013 – Fahihn & Forest Lakes Flag-Stops article added.
04/12/2013 – Eccles Tunnel separated from Eccles Station, Laurel Trestle article added, Tanglewood Flag-Stop revised and expanded.
04/11/2013 – Banner changed and title of site changed to "Santa Cruz Trains: The Railroads of Santa Cruz County"
04/08/2013 – Added new section, Journeys, as well as first article, Zayante to Mt. Charlie Tunnel South Portal
04/05/2013 – Laurel Station and Tank Siding updated; Glenwood Tunnel added.
04/03/2013 – Gibbs Flag-Stop updated.
03/29/2013 – Removed Summit Tunnel North section from Wright's Station article and created new article entitled Summit Tunnel; expanded and cleaned up Wright's Station article.
03/22/2013 – Added Tanglewood Flag-Stop article.
03/20/2013 – Added Timeline and Common Terms. Moved Change Log. Updated Ocean Shore Railroad article.
03/15/2013 – Added articles on Jackass Flats Trestle, Mount Hermon Trestle, and Golf Club Drive Trestle.
03/14/2013 – Added article on Felton & Pescadero Railroad and Dougherty Extension Railroad.
03/13/2013 – Added article on South Pacific Coast Railroad & Railway Company.
03/08/2013 – Added article on Los Gatos Manufacturing Company Spur.
03/01/2013 – Added article on Vasona Junction & Flag-Stop.
02/18/2013 – Added article on Bulwer; updated article on Los Gatos Station & Dept.
02/18/2013 – Added article on the Santa Cruz Railroad.
02/15/2013 – Added article on Los Gatos Station & Depot
02/13/2013 – Expanded and renamed article on Shady Gulch Trestle; moved and updated Roaring Camp Railroads article.
02/08/2013 – Added Los Gatos Tunnel article.
02/06/2013 – Added San Lorenzo Lumber Spur article and entry on Stations & Stops; added link to Roaring Camp Railroads to Local Railroads
02/01/2013 – Added Lyndon (Lexington) Flag-Stop article; Alma updated.
01/31/2013 – Added Graniterock Spur article; updated Stations & Stops; added Book and Photos pages; minor edits to Glenwood, Laurel, Wrights, and Clems.
01/30/2013 – Gibbs Flag-Stop, Alma updated; added Salz Tannery Spur article; updated Stations & Stops.
01/25/2013 – Added Oil City & Aldercroft article; updated Stations & Stops.
01/23/2013 – Added Eva article; added "Forest Grove" to Stations & Stops; added the "San Lorenzo Valley RR" and "Santa Cruz & Felton RR" article to "Local Railroads"
01/22/2013 – Added "Local Railroads" section to right of main thread; moved Ocean Shore RR.
01/17/2013 – Added "Oil City" to Stations & Stops.
01/16/2013 – Photo Archives removed; replaced with Change Log.
01/16/2013 – New maps added to Maps & Charts.
01/16/2013 – 1918 and 1937 timetables added to Timetables.
01/16/2013 – Updated and corrected Call of the Wild Flag-Stop information.
01/15/2013 – www.SantaCruzTrains.com is live.
01/12/2013 – Updated and reorganized References.
01/11/2013 – Added Call of the Wild Flag-Stop article.
01/04/2013 – Added Sunset Park Picnic Stop article.