Item #286179 Railroads of Los Gatos (Images of Rail). Edward Kelley, Peggy, Conaway.

Railroads of Los Gatos (Images of Rail)

Arcadia Publishing, November 2006. Oversize Softcover. Used - Very Good. Item #286179
ISBN: 0738546615

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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