Petaluma and Santa Rosa Railway

Petaluma and Santa Rosa Railway

Author: John Schmale

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

Published: 2009

Total Pages: 132

ISBN-13: 9780738559599

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With a schedule regulated by the tides and the needs of chickens, the Petaluma and Santa Rosa Railway operated for 81 years as a delightfully quirky egg-hauling enterprise. Modern electric railroad technology paired with ancient low-tech steamboats made possible the overnight shipping of fresh produce to a voracious San Francisco market. The railroad helped Petaluma earn the moniker athe egg basket of the world.a Incorporated in 1903, the railroad provided efficient train service to this fertile farm region. The famous botanist Luther Burbank located his experimental farm near Sebastopol and proclaimed it is natureas achosen spot of all the earth.a The railroad survived the devastating 1906 earthquake, opposition from three larger railroads, the Great Depression, and fierce auto-truck competition. The corporation was, mercifully, abandoned in 1984, and most of the rails were removed by 1988. Happily, recent plans call for a tourist trolley to operate over a portion of surviving Petaluma tracks.


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Download or read book Petaluma and Santa Rosa Railway written by John Schmale and published by Arcadia Publishing. This book was released on 2009 with total page 132 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: With a schedule regulated by the tides and the needs of chickens, the Petaluma and Santa Rosa Railway operated for 81 years as a delightfully quirky egg-hauling enterprise. Modern electric railroad technology paired with ancient low-tech steamboats made possible the overnight shipping of fresh produce to a voracious San Francisco market. The railroad helped Petaluma earn the moniker athe egg basket of the world.a Incorporated in 1903, the railroad provided efficient train service to this fertile farm region. The famous botanist Luther Burbank located his experimental farm near Sebastopol and proclaimed it is natureas achosen spot of all the earth.a The railroad survived the devastating 1906 earthquake, opposition from three larger railroads, the Great Depression, and fierce auto-truck competition. The corporation was, mercifully, abandoned in 1984, and most of the rails were removed by 1988. Happily, recent plans call for a tourist trolley to operate over a portion of surviving Petaluma tracks.


Market Street, Municipal Railway, Northwestern Pacific, Petaluma, Santa Rosa, Sacramento Northern, Napa, Calistoga, Shipyard, and San Francisco Railroads

Market Street, Municipal Railway, Northwestern Pacific, Petaluma, Santa Rosa, Sacramento Northern, Napa, Calistoga, Shipyard, and San Francisco Railroads

Author: Duke

Publisher: Gem Guides Book Company

Published: 2003-06

Total Pages: 0

ISBN-13: 9780870951169

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A historical and pictorial survey of the electric railways of the Bay Area. Illustrated with numerous historical photos, a thumbnail history of each company is included.


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Download or read book Market Street, Municipal Railway, Northwestern Pacific, Petaluma, Santa Rosa, Sacramento Northern, Napa, Calistoga, Shipyard, and San Francisco Railroads written by Duke and published by Gem Guides Book Company. This book was released on 2003-06 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A historical and pictorial survey of the electric railways of the Bay Area. Illustrated with numerous historical photos, a thumbnail history of each company is included.


Report of the Railroad Commission of the State of California Covering the Period from

Report of the Railroad Commission of the State of California Covering the Period from

Author: Railroad Commission of the State of California

Publisher:

Published: 1910

Total Pages: 292

ISBN-13:

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Download or read book Report of the Railroad Commission of the State of California Covering the Period from written by Railroad Commission of the State of California and published by . This book was released on 1910 with total page 292 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:


California's Electric Railways

California's Electric Railways

Author: Harre W. Demoro

Publisher:

Published: 1986

Total Pages: 224

ISBN-13:

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Download or read book California's Electric Railways written by Harre W. Demoro and published by . This book was released on 1986 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:


Decisions of the Railroad Commission of the State of California

Decisions of the Railroad Commission of the State of California

Author: California Public Utilities Commission

Publisher:

Published: 1919

Total Pages: 1042

ISBN-13:

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Download or read book Decisions of the Railroad Commission of the State of California written by California Public Utilities Commission and published by . This book was released on 1919 with total page 1042 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:


Decisions of the Railroad Commission of the State of California

Decisions of the Railroad Commission of the State of California

Author: Railroad Commission of the State of California

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Published: 1913

Total Pages: 1232

ISBN-13:

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Interurban Railways of the Bay Area

Interurban Railways of the Bay Area

Author: Paul Castelhun Trimble

Publisher:

Published: 1977

Total Pages: 224

ISBN-13:

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Fascinating history of the numerous electric street railways (interurbans) that once criss-crossed northern California and the San Francisco Bay area. Covers the Interurban Electric Railway (the Big Red Cars), the Key System, the Market Street Railway, the Northwestern Pacific Railroad, the Peninsular Railway, the Petaluma & Santa Rosa Railroad, the Sacramento Northern, and the San Francisco, Napa & Calistoga Railway. There is a roster and map for each railroad line. The book also discusses the Bay area ferry lines (with rosters), smaller streetcar lines, and the "what ifs?" represented by BART. Illustrated throughout with black and white photos. With list of car builders and ferryboat builders. 199 pages with index.


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Download or read book Interurban Railways of the Bay Area written by Paul Castelhun Trimble and published by . This book was released on 1977 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Fascinating history of the numerous electric street railways (interurbans) that once criss-crossed northern California and the San Francisco Bay area. Covers the Interurban Electric Railway (the Big Red Cars), the Key System, the Market Street Railway, the Northwestern Pacific Railroad, the Peninsular Railway, the Petaluma & Santa Rosa Railroad, the Sacramento Northern, and the San Francisco, Napa & Calistoga Railway. There is a roster and map for each railroad line. The book also discusses the Bay area ferry lines (with rosters), smaller streetcar lines, and the "what ifs?" represented by BART. Illustrated throughout with black and white photos. With list of car builders and ferryboat builders. 199 pages with index.


Electric Railways Around San Francisco Bay

Electric Railways Around San Francisco Bay

Author:

Publisher:

Published: 1999

Total Pages: 0

ISBN-13: 9780870951152

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A historical and pictorial survey of the electric railways of the Bay Area. Illustrated with numerous historical photos, a thumbnail history of each company is included.


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Download or read book Electric Railways Around San Francisco Bay written by and published by . This book was released on 1999 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A historical and pictorial survey of the electric railways of the Bay Area. Illustrated with numerous historical photos, a thumbnail history of each company is included.


Decisions of the Public Utilities Commission of the State of California

Decisions of the Public Utilities Commission of the State of California

Author: California Public Utilities Commission

Publisher:

Published: 1919

Total Pages: 1036

ISBN-13:

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Petaluma

Petaluma

Author: Katherine J. Rinehart

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

Published: 2005

Total Pages: 132

ISBN-13: 9780738530048

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Petalumas past is uniquely reflected in its historic architecture. The towns earliest commercial buildings tightly lined the waterfront of the Petaluma River, at one time the busiest transportation corridor in the North Bay. After the railroad arrived, an already thriving dairy and manufacturing city became the nations largest poultry and egg producer. A vital economy brought factories like the impressive Sunset Line & Twine plant, hatcheries, vast warehouses, and grain elevators that have become defining Petaluma landmarks. Its handsome downtown, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is noted for its Italianate cast ironfront commercial buildings, and a variety of preWorld War II residential styles surround it in charming neighborhoods. A favorite of moviemakers, its classic main streets played a
central role in the film American Graffiti.


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Download or read book Petaluma written by Katherine J. Rinehart and published by Arcadia Publishing. This book was released on 2005 with total page 132 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Petalumas past is uniquely reflected in its historic architecture. The towns earliest commercial buildings tightly lined the waterfront of the Petaluma River, at one time the busiest transportation corridor in the North Bay. After the railroad arrived, an already thriving dairy and manufacturing city became the nations largest poultry and egg producer. A vital economy brought factories like the impressive Sunset Line & Twine plant, hatcheries, vast warehouses, and grain elevators that have become defining Petaluma landmarks. Its handsome downtown, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is noted for its Italianate cast ironfront commercial buildings, and a variety of preWorld War II residential styles surround it in charming neighborhoods. A favorite of moviemakers, its classic main streets played a
central role in the film American Graffiti.