Locations

College Park & Santa Cruz Branch
The list leads from north to south beginning just north of Los Gatos and ending at the Santa Cruz wharves.

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}
Alma
{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}
Wright
🌼  Sunset Park
[2: Summit Tunnel]
{Burns Creek Bridge}
Edric
{Upper Soquel Creek Half-Trestles}
HighlandLaurel
— 🌲  Hihn Mill
[3: Glenwood Tunnel]
Glenwood
{Bean Creek Half-Trestles}
Clems
[4: Mountain Charlie Tunnel]
Virginia
Tank Siding
White Flag Spur / Zayante (Gibbs)
Zayante / Meehan
Dougherty's Spur
– 🌲  Dougherty's Mill
[5: Zayante Tunnel]
Kenville
Eccles
— 🌲  Union Mill
Olympia
— 🏭  Kaiser Pavement Company Quarry
Hayes
— 🏭  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}
Powder Works
— 🏭  California Powder Works
🌼  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 Union Depot
— 🌲  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 Old Felton
Old Felton
– 🏭  Holmes Lime Company
– 🌲  Flume Terminus
– 🏭  Standard Oil
{Old Felton Bridge}

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 Bridge}
Newell Junction
— 🌲  Newell Mill (Newell Creek Branch)
{Love Creek Bridge}
🌲  Pacific Mills / Ben Lomond
{Hotel Ben Lomond Bridge}
{Phillipshurst Bridge}
Phillipshurst
Siesta
{Siesta Bridge}
Steen's Spur / Fish Hatchery
{Clear Creek Bridge}
Clear Creek / Reed's Spur / Brookdale
{Brookdale Bridge}
{Huckleberry Island Bridge}
{Harris Bridge}
🌲  Cunningham's / Boulder Mill / Grover Mill / Joy Camp / Harris
{Filbert Bridge}
🌲  Peery's Mill / Lorenzo / Filbert
Boulder Creek

Santa Clara Valley Mill & Lumber Company 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 Bridge}
{Boulder Trestle (SLR Bridge #8)}
{Bear Creek Bridge}
🌲  Alameda Lumber Mill
🌲  Morrell Mill on Two Bar Creek
{SLR Bridge #9}
🌲  Cunningham Mill
🌼  Wildwood
🌲  Hihn Mill on Kings Creek
{SLR Bridge #10}
🌲  Santa Clara Valley Mill & Lumber Company Mill
{SLR Bridge #11}
{SLR Bridge #12}
Sinnott's Switch
🌲  Chase Mill
🌲  McGaffigan's Switch
🌲  Waterman Switch

Ocean Shore Railroad & Coast Line Railroad
The Ocean Shore Railroad was a line constructed along the Central Coast from San Francisco to Santa Cruz...at 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 Union Depot [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 Branch
The Santa Cruz Railroad began operating in 1875 between Pajaro and the Cherry 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}
Watsonville
• 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}
Cristo
{Manresa Beach Bridge}
Manresa / Robroy
Leonard's
{Bush Gulch Bridge}
{Seascape Beach Bridge}
Claus / Farley
{Valencia Creek Bridge}
Aptos
— Loma Prieta branch (see below)
{Aptos Creek Bridge}
{Borregas Creek Bridge}
New Brighton
{Porter Gulch Bridge}
Capitola
{Soquel Creek Bridge}
Opal
{Rodeo Gulch Bridge}
Del Mar / Cliffside
{Schwan Lagoon Bridge}
Twin Lakes
{Woods Lagoon Bridge}
Seabright
{San Lorenzo River Trestle #1}
Santa Cruz Beach / Bandero / Casino
— Gharky's Wharf / Municipal Railroad Wharf / Powder Works & Steamship Wharf
— Junction: Ocean Shore Railroad
Santa Cruz Union Depot
– Grover Planing Mill
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.

Aptos
Ready
Molino
Loma Prieta
Monte Vista Logging Camp #1
Monte Vista Logging Camp #2

Coast Division Mainline
Built in mid- to late-1871, the Coast Division mainline began life as the Pajaro Branch and then the Salinas Branch until Southern Pacific trackage reached such an extent that divisions were required. This trackage has always been standard-gauge and always owned by the Southern Pacific Railroad.

Carnadero
Nema
Newria
Chittenden
Logan
Aromas
Vega
Pajaro & Watsonville Junction
Lyda
Elkhorn
Moss Landing
Miller's Gun Club
Castroville
Castroville Freight Yard

Monterey Branch
Southern Pacific waited for the Monterey & Salinas Valley Railroad to go bust before they moved in and re-arranged this branch to their liking. The original route between Monterey and Salinas was completed in 1874. Southern Pacific bought it out in 1880 and redirected the northern end of the line to Castroville, abandoning the portion between Bardin and Salinas.

Gay
Morocojo / Nashua
Martin / Neponset
Stone / Lapis
Bardin
Paddonville / Marina
Gigling & Ord
Workfield
Prattco
East Monterey / Seaside
Vidrio / Retreat
Del Monte
Del Monte Bath House
Monterey
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
Asilomar
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' beet 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
Watsonville
Peterson
Pajaro
McGowan #1
Trafton
McGowan #2
Williamson
Thurwachter
Cassin
Gravel Pit No. 1
Jensen
Beach
Moss Landing
Thompson
Warnock
Ranch (i.e., Cooper's Ranch)
Struve
Mack
Moro Cojo

San Juan Pacific Railroad & California Central Railroad

This short-lived independent railroad operated between Chittenden and the San Juan Valley from 1907 until 1930 as the only subsidiary constructed by the Ocean Shore Railroad in its failed effort to build a route between San Francisco and the Sante Fe Railroad to the south. The original company went bankrupt in 1912 and reincorporated as the California Central Railroad, which soon abandoned all ambitions beyond the San Juan Valley.

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