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

Change Log

The following are additions and edits to this website, including updates to existing content:
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 article 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.