Category Archives: Railroad

Hwy 9: “Big Trees Hwy” a Brief History

I thought this comment from local historian Derek Whaley was interesting enough to post. Also check out his AWESOME website: http://www.santacruztrains.com/p/santa-cruz-rr.html Derek Whaley Highway 9 has never officially been called Big Trees Highway. In fact, it hasn’t even been called … Continue reading

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Railroad: 1908 Photo of Train Chugging Thru Felton

This photo confirms Derek Whaley’s comment on the last post “Felton Train Wreck”. It shows the train going through Felton close to or through what’s now the Safeway shopping center, not BEHIND it. Does that sound right to you Derek?

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Railroad: Early 1900’s Felton Train Wreck

Felton Train Wreck, early 1900’s, near/below what’s now Safeway/Ernie’s Auto.  

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Zayante Inn: Early 1900’s Photo

Courtesy of Santa Cruz Public Library, Special Collections.

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Railroad: 1908 Amazing Photo

This is an amazing, 1908 photo. I’ve never seen one with the train traveling through Felton on the old tracks. Photo taken from up Felton Empire Rd. I am most grateful to Andrea Woolfolk for this wonderful photo. Thanks Andrea!

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Cool History Links: Felton

Lots of great photos and local history here: http://www.santacruztrains.com/search?updated-max=2012-07-27T18:10:00-07:00&max-results=7

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1920’s Covered Bridge and Train Trestle

Note: Old train trestle to right of Covered Bridge.

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