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Derek Whaley has assembled an excellent reference to the railroads in and around Santa Cruz, primarily along the former South Pacific Railroad running North into the Santa Cruz mountains. This book is laid out in several sections, each covers the railroad spurs, depots and other features that once were and what remains. Each of these sections is excellently researched and cited, including maps illustrating the track arrangement at points along the line. This is an excellent reference to the region and the railroads it served. I highly recommend it to anyone interested in the subject.

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Author and Historian

Derek R. Whaley, PhD, is an author and historian focused on the history of the railroading communities of Santa Cruz County, California. He has written three books – Santa Cruz Trains: Railroads of the Santa Cruz Mountains (2015), Santa Cruz Trains: Reflections on the Mountain Route (2016), and SIDETRACKED: …

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Press Derek loves to share local history with the public in whatever ways he can. He has been featured in blogs, the Press Banner, the Good Times, and the TMG Multimedia trains and history podcast, and he has worked as a consultant for the Santa …

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