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The following is a full list of stations and stops printed on the many various maps and timetables of the South Pacific Coast and its successor systems. Formal stations are in bold, other stops are normal font, and picnic and flag-stops are italicized. Short side-branches are notated with a dash and tunnels are in brackets. Locations that changed names are listed on the same line in chronological order.

Mountain Division
The list leads from north to south beginning at Los Gatos and ending at Santa Cruz Beach.

Vasona Junction
Parr's Spur / Bermingham / Bulwer
🏭  Standard Oil
Los Gatos Freight Yard
– 🌲  Los Gatos Lumber Patrons
– 🏭  Los Gatos Canning Company & Hunts Cannery
– 🏭  Los Gatos Manufacturing Company
– {Los Gatos Creek Bridge [Manufacturing Spur]}
– 🏭  Sacred Heart Novitiate
🌼  Grove Park & Bunker Hill Park
Los Gatos
[0: Los Gatos Canyon Tunnel] (Unfinished)
📷  Sights: Cats Canyon
{Los Gatos Creek Bridge #1}
[1: Los Gatos Canyon Tunnel]
🏭  Rock Quarry Spur / Lyndon
{Limekiln Canyon Bridge}
{Soda Springs Creek Bridge}
{Hendrys Creek Bridge}
Oil City / Olseoso / Aldercroft
{Los Gatos Creek Bridge #2}
{Los Gatos Creek Bridge #3}
{Hooker Gulch Bridge}
🌼  Casey's / Forest Grove / Eva
Call of the Wild
{Los Gatos Creek Bridge #4}
{Los Gatos Creek Bridge #5}
{Los Gatos Creek Bridge #6}
🌼  Sunset Park
[2: Summit Tunnel]
{Burns Creek Bridge}
{Upper Soquel Creek Half-Trestles}
— 🌲  Hihn Mill
[3: Glenwood Tunnel]
{Bean Creek Half-Trestles}
[4: Mountain Charlie Tunnel]
Tank Siding
White Flag Spur / Zayante (Gibbs)
Zayante / Meehan
Dougherty's Spur
– 🌲  Dougherty's Mill #1
[5: Zayante Tunnel]
— 🌲  Union Mill
— 🏭  Kaiser Pavement Company Quarry
— 🏭  Pacific Coast Aggregates Quarry
{Zayante Creek Bridge #1}
🌼  Arcadia / Tuxedo / Mount Hermon
{Zayante Creek Bridge #2}
Felton Depot
— Boulder Creek Branch (see below)
— 🌲  Santa Cruz Lumber Company
🌼  Big Trees (North Gate)
🌼  Big Trees
{Big Trees Bridge}
Felton Junction
— Felton Branch (see below)
[6: Coon Gulch Tunnel]
📷  Sights: San Lorenzo Gorge
Summit / Rincon
[7: Hogsback Tunnel]
{Shady Gulch Trestle}
California Powder Works Junction
— 🏭  California Powder Works (Spur)
🌼  Golf Links / Pasatiempo
{Golf Links Drive Trestle}
Potrero District stops:
— 🏭   Salz Tannery (Spur)
— 🏭   Graniterock (Spur)
— Mora Street
— Eblis (Sash Mill)
— 🌲   Cunningham Planing Mill (Spur)
[8: Mission Tunnel]
Cheery & Park Street Depots / Park Street
Santa Cruz Station, Depot & Junction
— 🌲  Olive & Foster Planing Mill
— 🌲  Grover Planing Mill (Spur)
— 🏭/🌲  Centennial Flour Mill / Olive & Foster Lumber Spur (Spur)
— Ocean Shore Railroad Junction
— Gharky's Wharf / Municipal Railroad Wharf / Powder Works & Steamship Wharf

Old Felton Branch
The list leads from south to north beginning at Felton Junction and ending at [New] Felton Depot.

Old Felton
– 🏭  Holmes Lime Company
– 🌲  Flume Terminus
– 🏭  Standard Oil
{Old Felton Bridge}
🌼  River Station & Riverside

Felton & Pescadero Railroad (i.e., Boulder Creek Branch)
The list leads from south to north beginning at Felton Depot and ending at Boulder Creek.

Felton Depot
{Zayante Creek Bridge}
Old Felton (Switch)
🌼  Riverside
Kent's Spur / Bonny Brae
Rubottom's Spur / Pettis / Brackney
Glen Arbor
{Newell Creek Trestle}
Newell Junction
— 🌲  California Timber Company Mill
{Love Creek Trestle}
🌲  Pacific Mills / Ben Lomond
{Ben Lomond Trestle (SLR Trestle #1)}
{Phillipshurst Trestle (SLR Trestle #2)}
{Siesta Trestle (SLR Trestle #3)}
Steen's Spur / Fish Hatchery
{Clear Creek Trestle}
Clear Creek / Reed's Spur / Brookdale
{Brookdale Trestle (SLR Trestle #4)}
{Huckleberry Island Trestle (SLR Trestle #5)}
{Irwin Way Trestle (SLR Trestle #6)}
🌲  Cunningham's / Boulder Mill / Grover Mill / Joy Camp / Harris
{Lorenzo Trestle (SLR Trestle #7)}
🌲  Peery Lumber Company / Lorenzo / Filbert
Boulder Creek

Boulder Creek & Pescadero Railroad (formally Dougherty Extension Railroad; later Wildwood Railroad)
This list leads from the private sidings at Boulder Creek to Waterman Switch near Castle Rock State Park. Passenger service only went so far as Dougherty Mill #2.

{Boulder Creek Trestle}
{Boulder Trestle (SLR Trestle #8)}
{Bear Creek Trestle}
Harmon Mill Spur
McAbee Mill Spur
{SLR Trestle #9}
🌼  Cunningham Mill / Wildwood
{SLR Trestle #10}
Dougherty's Mill (#2)
{SLR Trestle #11}
{SLR Trestle #12}
Sinnott's Switch
— Chase Mill
McGaffigan's Switch
Waterman Switch
{Upper San Lorenzo River Trestles}
End-of-Track Logging Camp

Ocean Shore Railroad & Coast Line Railroad
The Ocean Shore (Electric) Railroad was a line constructed along the Central Coast from San Francisco to Santa least that was the plan. First operating in 1905, the northern division never went further south than Tunitas near Half Moon Bay. The southern division, meanwhile, never made it out of Santa Cruz County. The Coast Line Railroad, on the other hand, was Southern Pacific Railroad's answer to the Ocean Shore. It was founded in 1905 to span the same stretch of coast as its rival, with a loop-spur from Pescadero that was meant to connect Boulder Creek to the coast. The 1906 Earthquake ruined the plans of both organizations. The Coast Line eventually merged back into SP in May 1913, selling its undeveloped land. The Ocean Shore still lives today as a corporate entity but its track was taken up in the mid-1920s after a decade of the San Vicente Lumber Company using it to haul lumber from Scott Creek.

Santa Cruz Station, Depot & Junction [CL]
Santa Cruz Beach [OS]
Santa Cruz Bay Street Depot [OS]
Garfield Avenue [OS]
Younglove Avenue [CL]
California Street [CL]
Orby / Swift Street Siding [CL]
Rapetti (San Vicente Lumber Mill) [OS]
{Moore Creek Trestles [OS/CL]}
Dairy Building [CL]
{Wilder Creek Trestle [OS/CL]}
Wilder Spur & Siding [OS/CL]
{Sandy Gulch Trestle [OS/CL]}
Parsons Beach [OS]
{Baldwin Creek Trestle [OS/CL]}
Gordola [CL] & Scaroni [OS]
{Majors Creek Trestle [OS/CL]}
Majors [CL] & Enright [OS
Laguna Creek & Lagos [OS/CL]
{Laguna Creek Trestle [OS/CL]}
Yellowbank & Yellowbank Dairy [OS/CL]
{Yellow Bank Creek Trestle [OS/CL]}
{Liddell Creek Trestle [OS/CL]}
Liddell [OS/CL]
{San Vicente Creek Trestle [OS/CL]}
Lower Crossing [CL]
Davenport [OS/CL]
Blue Gum [OS]
{Aqua Puera Creek Trestle [OS]}
Davenport Landing [OS]
Scott [OS]
{Molino Creek Trestle [OS]}
Scott Junction [OC]
Folger [OS]
San Vicente Transfer Yard [OS]
San Vicente Junction [OS]
Swanton [OS]
Loma Prieta Mill [OS]
San Vicente Lumber Company Railroad [Private]

Santa Cruz Railroad (later Santa Cruz Branch)
The Santa Cruz Railroad began operating in 1875 between Pajaro Junction and the Park Street Depot. It was merged into the Southern Pacific in 1881 and more stops came about over the years.

Pajaro / Watsonville Junction
• Pajaro / Watsonville Junction Spurs
{Cayetano Park Bridge}
{Pajaro River Bridge}
• Spreckels Beet Sugar Refinery
• Kearney Street Extension Spurs
• Upper Beach Road Railroad Patrons
• Walker Street Patrons
• West Beach Street Spurs (Part I)
• West Beach Street Spurs (Part II)
Martin's / Laguna / Nuga
{Harkins Slough Bridge}
San Andreas / Ellicott
{San Andreas Road Bridge}
{Manresa Beach Bridge}
Manresa / Robroy
{Bush Gulch Bridge}
{Seascape Beach Bridge}
Claus / Farley
{Valencia Creek Bridge}
— Loma Prieta branch (see below)
{Aptos Creek Bridge}
{Borregas Creek Bridge}
New Brighton
{Porter Gulch Bridge}
{Soquel Creek Bridge}
{Rodeo Gulch Bridge}
Del Mar / Cliffside
{Schwan Lagoon Bridge}
Twin Lakes
{Woods Lagoon Bridge}
{San Lorenzo River Trestle #1}
Santa Cruz Beach / Bandero / Casino
— Gharky's Wharf / Municipal Railroad Wharf / Powder Works & Steamship Wharf
— San Francisco & Ocean Shore Railroad Junction
Santa Cruz Station, Depot & Junction
– Grover Planing Mill (Spur)
Cherry & Park Street Depots Park Street

Loma Prieta Branch
A short-line railroad into the heart of the Aptos Creek basin where the Loma Prieta Timber Company and the Molino Timber Company operated extensive logging operations. The railroad was operated by the Southern Pacific railroad to Loma Prieta, after which local narrow-gauged trains operated. A private line also ran from Molino.

Loma Prieta
Monte Vista Logging Camp #1
Monte Vista Logging Camp #2

Coast Division Mainline
Sand Cut / Aromas
Pajaro / Watsonville Junction
Moss Landing
Miller's Gun Club
Castroville / Del Monte Junction
Castroville Freight Yard

Monterey Branch
Morocojo / Nashua
Martin / Neponset
Stone / Lapis
Paddonville / Marina
Gigling & Ord
East Monterey / Seaside
Vidrio / Retreat
Del Monte
Del Monte Bath House
Custom House
Light House Road / Sard
Cannery Row stops:
San Carlos Canning Company, E.B. Gross Cannery, and Peninsula Packing Company
Enterprise Packing Company
Aeneas Sardine Products Company
San Xavier Canning Company
Pacific Fish Company & California Packing Corporation
Carmel Canning Company
• Hoffman Ave
Custom House Packing Corporation
F. E. Booth Company and Edgewater Packing Company
Monterey Canning Company
Del Mar Canning Company and Westgate-Sun Harbor Canning Company
Monterey Fish Products
Sea Pride Packing Corporation
Hovden Food Products Corporation
American Can Company
Cypress Park
Forest Avenue
Pacific Grove
Lake Majella

Pajaro Valley Consolidated Railroad
An independent narrow-gauged railroad built to connect Claus Spreckles' factory at Watsonville with his factory at Spreckles. It ran along the Monterey Coast between the Pajaro River and Salinas River and connected many of Spreckles' beat farms with his primary facilities at either end of the track. The line was closed in 1929 and sold to the Southern Pacific Railroad, although the latter never used the line.

Watsonville Creamery & Cattle Company
Spreckels Beet Sugar Refinery
McGowan #1
McGowan #2
Gravel Pit No. 1
Moss Landing
Ranch (i.e., Cooper's Ranch)
Moro Cojo

San Juan Pacific Railroad & California Central Railroad
A short-lived independent railroad that operated between Chittenden and the San Juan Valley from the turn of the century to 1930.

Anderson Packing
Prescott & Beet Dump
San Juan
San Juan Junction
Old Mission & Pacific Portland Cement Extension Railway