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Railroads of Los Gatos, Ca (Paperback)

Author: Kelley, Edward

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The picturesque town of Los Gatos stands between the once verdant orchards of the Santa Clara Valley and the forested slopes of the Santa Cruz Mountains. The narrow-gauge South Pacific Coast Railroad arrived in 1878 and, within two years, laid track over the mountains to carry passengers, redwood, and tons of ripe produce. Less than a decade later it was purchased by Southern Pacific, and completely converted to standard gauge by 1909. Invigorating business and industry, the railroad remained a vital part of the economy of Los Gatos for over 80 years. Although the era of commercial rail ended in 1959, Billy Jones and his scaled-down Wildcat Railroad" still offered weekend rides at his ranch to guests, including Walt Disney. The Wildcat still operates in two local parks today."

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Publisher Arcadia Pub
Mfg Part# 9780738546612
SKU 202994383
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0738546615
Release Date 4/10/2007
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0127
Publisher Arcadia Publishing (SC)
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