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Railroads of Los Gatos

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.

Author : Edward Kelley

Release : 2006

Publisher : Arcadia Publishing

ISBN : 9780738546612

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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."

Best Rail Trails California

More Than 70 Rail Trails Throughout the State Tracy Salcedo. Access and
parking: To reach the trailhead from California 17, take the Los Gatos/Saratoga/
California 9 exit. Go south on CA 9 to where it ends on Los Gatos Boulevard.
Turn right ...

Author : Tracy Salcedo

Release : 2008-10-14

Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN : 9780762755646

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Comprehensive directory to the state's most popular rail trails. Each trail will receive a full trail profile, descriptive narrative, detailed information, and more.

Los Gatos

Los Gatos, CA: Infospect Press, 1999. Jensen, Billie J. and Reece C. A Trip
Through Time and The Santa Cruz Mountains. Gardnerville, NV: Ghastly
Gallimaufrey, 1994 and 1998. Kelley, Edward with Peggy Conaway. Railroads of
Los Gatos.

Author : Stephanie Ross Mathews

Release : 2009-05-04

Publisher : Arcadia Publishing

ISBN : 143963811X

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The charming town of Los Gatos is nestled at the base of the Santa Cruz Mountains and is sometimes referred to as the Gem City of the Foothills. It has inspired hundreds of postcard images through the years, many reflecting the areas abundance of natural beauty. As the town and surrounding area grew and prospered through agriculture, logging, and commerce, the local architecture and landmarks became popular subjects. Glimpses of everyday lifechurches, schools, houses, and businessesfurther enhanced the pictorial history the postcards represent.

Santa Cruz-Los Gatos Rail Corridor Feasibility Study

Hillside Specific Plan , Los Gatos , California , Town of Los Gatos , August 1978 ,
and the County of Santa Clara , March 1979 . May 3 Notice of Negative
Declaration - Railroad Freight & Tourism Service , Santa Cruz Mountains Draft ,
Eccles ...

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Release : 1995

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Los Gatos Generations

From its beginnings as a Mexican land grant, Los Gatos has been filled with promise.

Author : Peggy Conaway

Release : 2007

Publisher : Arcadia Publishing

ISBN : 9780738555614

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From its beginnings as a Mexican land grant, Los Gatos has been filled with promise. A beautiful natural setting attracted a fascinating population of innovators, inventors, intellectuals, and artists; those who dreamed and those who cultivated the splendid richness of the soil. A gracious integration of fruit, flowers, and a gentle, delightful climate allowed settlers to thrive and find sure success. Inevitable tragedy and troubles also beset the little settlement at the western edge of the country, especially a series of devastating fires and episodes of raw frontier violence in the 1880s. Yet through all of its history, Los Gatos has prided itself on its strong sense of community, each generation proud of its heritage and of what they accomplished. A gathering of talent graced each decade--hopeful, hardworking people who appreciated the unique combination of an ideal place and abundant opportunity existent in their corner of the "Valley of Hearts Delight."

Vasona Corridor, Light Rail Transit Project

... CA San Jose Public Library Main Branch 180 West San Carlos Street , San
Jose San Jose Public Library Rosegarden Branch 1580 Naglee Avenue , San
Jose Campbell Public Library 77 Harrison Avenue Campbell , CA Los Gatos
Public ...

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Release : 2000

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Los Gatos

California and was also the telegrapher and ticket agent at Wright's. In later years
she worked at the Bank of America in Los Gatos when it was located at Main
Street and North Santa Cruz Avenue. Costing ... By this time, the mountains were
covered with small farms and orchards, and the local farmers found the railroad a

Author : Peggy Conaway

Release : 2004-09-22

Publisher : Arcadia Publishing

ISBN : 1439630771

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Nestled in the heart of a dramatic natural amphitheater formed by the Santa Cruz Mountains, Los Gatos serves as the gateway from the Santa Clara Valley to the Pacific Ocean. This happy accident of location allowed historic Los Gatos to witness a colorful parade of swashbuckling explorers, Franciscan padres, and hearty American pioneers, many of whom came to harvest virgin redwood forests from the mountains and grow fruit in exceptionally fertile soil. Los Gatos grew up around the 1850s flour mill established by Scotsman James Alexander Forbes. In 1878 the railroad arrived and was a powerful influence for more than 80 years. Named for the mountain lions that still inhabit the area, Los Gatos has reflected the expansive richness of the California Dream for 150 years.

Guide to Tourist Railroads and Museums 2001

... Fremont Niles Depot Museum PO Box 2716 , Fremont , CA 94536 ( 510 ) 797 -
4449 Minnesota , Stillwater Minnesota Zephyr Limited PO Box 573 , Stillwater ,
MN 55082 ( 651 ) 430 - 3000 California , Los Gatos Billy Jones Wildcat Railroad

Author : Kalmbach Pub And Co.

Release : 2001-02

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ISBN : 9780890244258

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An annual bestseller, Guide to Tourist Railroads and Museums is back with updated information for 2001. Railfans, modelers, collectors, and operators will enjoy planning their railroading vacations with the valuable information in this guide. Lists more than 450 attractions (listed alphabetically). Includes entrance fee/ticket coupons good for discounts at 96 attractions. Complete descriptions include operating schedules, locations, phone numbers, photos, accommodations, special events, and directions. Lists operating schedules of all trains. Order early for guaranteed delivery.

Guide to Tourist Railroads and Museums

Author : Kalmbach Books

Release : 1998-12-31

Publisher : Kalmbach Publishing Company

ISBN : 9780890244043

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An annual bestseller, Guide to Tourist Railroads and Museums is back with updated information for 1999. Railfans, modelers, collectors, and operators will enjoy planning their railroading vacations with the valuable information in this guide. It even includes 96 coupons for savings on entrance fees and tickets.

California, Nevada Tourbook

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Release : 1999

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Roaring Camp Railroads

The South Pacific Coast Railroad (SPCRR), which had started construction only
a year after the SC&F, was being built south from Dumbarton Point and Newark
through San Jose and Los Gatos. In 1879, the SPCRR had reached Felton after ...

Author : Beniam Kifle

Release : 2013-06-10

Publisher : Arcadia Publishing

ISBN : 1467129968

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In 1963, Norman Clark officially opened Roaring Camp to the public. Since then, it has become a popular and well-known destination for tourists and rail buffs from around the world who wish to visit and ride on its 100-year-old steam trains. Isaac Graham, who constructed the first powered sawmill and the first whiskey distillery in the American West, settled the area in the 1840s. Graham was notorious for his boisterous antics, and his settlement became known as a "wild and roaring camp." Clark arrived in the area in the mid-1950s with $25 in his pocket and the dream of preserving a piece of early California. Clark's dream included a plan to construct an 1880s railroad town, complete with an authentic narrow-gauge logging railway. Over the last 50 years, Clark's dream has been continued and expanded, now incorporating two railroads, one of which dates to 1875.

Geological Survey Water-supply Paper

Los Gatos Creek below Los Gatos , Calif . Location . --Lat 37 ° 14 ' , long . 121 °
58 ' , in Rinconada de Los Gatos Grant , on left bank 350 ft downstream from
Cypress Road Bridge and 0.9 mile northeast of railroad station in Los Gatos ,
Santa ...

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Release : 1953

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The Western Railroader, for the Western Railroad Fan

Organizations wishing to use the train should address their request to the Board
of Directors, Billy Jones Wildcat Railroad, 649 University Avenue, Los Gatos, CA
95030. They should list the name and purpose of the organization, day and ...

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Release : 1974

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Railroad Model Craftsman

U.S.A. ON SALE , THIS SUMMER . ... AZ : Bar's Trains & Tools , Scottsdale CA :
The Iron Horse , Brea ; Craftsman Hobbies , Granada Hills ; Hobby Haven ...

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Release : 1988

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National Railway Bulletin

... 1005 FRANKLIN , SANTA CLARA President : STEPHEN A . FERRARI , 1098
PREVOST CT , SAN JOSE , CA 95125 - 5722 Vice President : EUGENE W .
CLUB ...

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Release : 1992

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Railroad Magazine

... by Jack Gibson, 24 Pleasant St., Los Gatos, Calif., and published by the
Central Coast Railway Club, Inc., of San Jose. ... CENTRAL COAST,
CALIFORNIA June I5-I4-PCC RJLHS— Western Pacific and Qulncy Railroad,
with steam on WP to ...

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Release : 1955

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Where the Trains Are!

Santa Clara Valley in the 1940s , using a locomotive from the Venice Miniature
Railway . After his death , a nonprofit ... old are free with paying adult ) . Contact
Billy Jones Wildcat Railroad , Inc . , P . O . Box 234 , Los Gatos , CA 95031 - 0234

Author : Heather R. Taylor

Release : 1996

Publisher : Prima Lifestyles

ISBN : 9780761504085

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Lists and describes railroad attractions in the United States and Canada, including train rides, museums, historic depots, and antique steam trains

Empire's State Railway Museum's Tourist Trains 2005

40th Annual Guide To Tourist Railroads And Museums Empire State Railway
Museum. Billy Jones Wildcat Railroad Train ride 18" gauge Site Address: 1 1 0
Blossom Hill Rd., Los Gatos, CA 95032 Mailing Address: PO Box 234, Los Gatos,
CA ...

Author : Empire State Railway Museum

Release : 2005-02

Publisher : Kalmbach Publishing Company

ISBN : 9780871162144

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"Tourist Trains 2006" is the Empire State Railway Museum's 41st Annual Guide to Tourist Railroads & Museums from Kalmbach.

California Place Names

Los Gatos, gat'-ds: Creek, town [Santa Clara] preserve the name of the land grant
Rinconada de los Gatos. ... The post office is listed in 1867, and the station was
named when the railroad from San Jose reached the place, June 1, 1878. Los ...

Author : Erwin Gustav Gudde

Release : 1960

Publisher : Univ of California Press


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Early Los Altos and Los Altos Hills

wanted to expand its electric (trolley) service along the peninsula ... To do this, it
bought the San Jose–Los Gatos Interurban Railway in 1904 as its southern base.

Author : Don McDonald

Release : 2010-03-29

Publisher : Arcadia Publishing

ISBN : 1439624925

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Los Altos would never have existed if not for the Southern Pacific Railroad. Since the 1850s, Los Altos, Spanish for “heights” or “foothills,” was the name generally applied to the two ranchos (San Antonio and La Purisima Concepcion) between Palo Alto and Mountain View southwest of El Camino Real. In 1906, visionaries Paul Shoup, who worked for the railroad, and Walter Clark, a Mountain View real estate developer, saw the potential to turn Sarah Winchester’s ranch near Stanford University into an ideal San Francisco suburb. They would capitalize on new commuters—those who wanted to live in comfort in the country but work in the city. Slowly, a new town grew in influence well beyond its original Altos Land Company plat, realizing tremendous post–World War II expansion. Now two communities solidly embedded in Silicon Valley, Los Altos and Los Altos Hills share a school system, downtown shopping, libraries, and water system, as well as a history of interesting people.