Ocean Shore Railroad, California (Images of Rail Series)

Ocean Shore Railroad, California (Images of Rail Series)

by Chris Hunter


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With one of the world’s most scenic backdrops as a brilliant seascape for passengers, the Ocean Shore Railroad skirted northern California’s coastline to service communities south of San Francisco for the first two decades of the 20th century. As impressive as it was idealistic, the line was held prisoner by natural forces that eventually took too much of a toll to keep its striking route churning. Today’s Highway 1 traces the passage once paved with tracks, and points to the few remnants of one of California’s most well-known excursion lines.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738529387
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 12/01/2004
Series: Images of Rail Series
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 589,191
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 9.22(h) x 0.37(d)

About the Author

Author Chris Hunter, editor and publisher of the Pacifica Tribune, examines the legendary Ocean Shore Railroad with compelling historic images that will bring its brief history back to the forefront for enthusiasts. Delving into sections such as Devil’s Slide and the 1906 earthquake, this chronicle paints a vivid picture of the romance the line conveyed as well as the struggle it endured along the western edge of a growing nation.

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