Santa Cruz, Ca street running

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Posted by vsmith on Monday, March 11, 2013 2:46 PM

If you are going to Santa Cruz, Big Trees and Roaring Camp RR is a MUST RIDE attraction. Its just a couple miles north of Santa Cruz in Felton, Ca.

Real Steam Engines, narrow gauge geared Shays and Climax's!

8% grades!

Twisty logging track and switchbacks!

Tall rain forest sequoias!

What more can you ask for..!!!

Oh, you can ride the Santa Cruz RR train up from the Boardwalk to Roaring Camp, that's what's more you can ask for Big Smile 

Seriously this is a great way to spend the day.

Also if you have the time, Niles Canyon Railroad east of San Jose is very good also, lots of historic rail equipement still in use, and the California State Railroad Museum in Sacramento is another of those MUST SEE attractions if your in the neighborhood.

   Have fun with your trains

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Saturday, March 9, 2013 11:15 PM

in santa cruz be soure to take pictures of the many (?) wig wag signals still in use on the line. saw at least 5 my last trip

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Santa Cruz, Ca street running
Posted by southernpacificgs4 on Wednesday, March 6, 2013 4:03 PM

I will be in Napa and will go to Oakland to see "street running" trains; I think also to go to Santa Cruz, Ca next summer.

Beside the  "street runing" of the Santa Cruz Big Trees and Pacific Railway going through/over the Boardwalk, are they still other trains(freight) passing over the Boardwalk?

I found some pictutures of freight trains going through the Boardwalk.

Are they other points of railroading intrest in the vicinity  of Napa, San Francisco, Santa Cruz..

Where  can I see the BART trains running in daylight?(I saw somewhere a picture of a BART train running between a highway)

Yours sincerely


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