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by Loren Nicholson

eBook Rails Across the Ranchos : The Pacific Coastline of Southern Pacific Railroad (San Luis Obispo County) download ISBN: 0913548723
Author: Loren Nicholson
Publisher: California Heritage Publishing Associates (May 1, 1980)
Language: English
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Rating: 4.1
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Rails Across the Ranchos book.

Rails Across the Ranchos book. Fascinating and detailed history of San Luis Obispo County from the founding of the missions, detailing how the isolated area was transformed over the course of 40 years by the (often slow) coming of the Southern Pacific's coastal railway, the Pacific Coast Railway.

Rails Across the Ranchos. The Pacific Coastline of Southern Pacific Railroad. Published May 1, 1980 by California Heritage Publishing Associates.

The Pacific Coast Railway was a 3 ft (914 mm) narrow gauge railway on the Central Coast of California

The Pacific Coast Railway was a 3 ft (914 mm) narrow gauge railway on the Central Coast of California. The Santa Maria Valley of the central California coast was isolated by the Santa Lucia Range to the north and the Santa Inez Range to the south

San Luis Obispo County, California. San Luis Obispo County, officially the County of San Luis Obispo, is a county in Central California. As of the 2010 census, the population was 269,637. The county seat is San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo County, California. The county seat is San Luis Obispo. Junipero Serra founded the Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa in 1772 and downtown San Luis Obispo grew around the Mission.

Southern Pacific's Coast Line. The book focuses on "transition-era" (1945 - 1955: the transition from steam to diesel power) operations in one of the most interesting places for railroading: Southern Pacific's own home region of the San Francisco Bay Area

Southern Pacific's Coast Line. The book focuses on "transition-era" (1945 - 1955: the transition from steam to diesel power) operations in one of the most interesting places for railroading: Southern Pacific's own home region of the San Francisco Bay Area. The archives are opened to deliver photographs of many interesting railroad sights now long-gone: the Oakland pier; Third St. station in San Francisco; electric street cars in Berkeley; Port Costa; etc. In this book the pictures do the talking, with minimal additional text to provide background, context and explanation.

Loren Nicholson Loren Nicholson, beloved husband, historian, world traveler . Nicholson was a past president of the San Luis Obispo County Historical Society as well as the South County Historical Society.

Loren Nicholson Loren Nicholson, beloved husband, historian, world traveler, retired Cal Poly Professor and kind heart, died June 25, 2016, at his home in San Luis Obispo. He was 94 years old. Loren.

In his book Rails Across the Ranchos, author Loren Nicholson said the Tribune documented the first train pulling into San Luis Obispo in May 1894

In his book Rails Across the Ranchos, author Loren Nicholson said the Tribune documented the first train pulling into San Luis Obispo in May 1894. Brooks had been one of the committee of local businessmen who organized enticements for the railroad and likely had the clearest understanding of what was needed

Everything you need to know about History Center of San Luis Obispo County, from our travel experts.

Everything you need to know about History Center of San Luis Obispo County, from our travel experts. Across the street from the old Spanish mission, the center presents exhibits that explore topics such as Native American life in the county, the California ranchos, and the impact of railroads. Address: 696 Monterey S. at Broad S. San Luis Obispo, California, 93401, USA. Map It. Phone

Rails Across The Ranchos: The Pacific Coastline of Southern Pacific Railroad (San Luis Obispo County)" by Loren Nicholson California Heritage Publing 10¾x8½ p. .

Rails Across The Ranchos: The Pacific Coastline of Southern Pacific Railroad (San Luis Obispo County)" by Loren Nicholson California Heritage Publing 10¾x8½ pb out of print/used California Heritage Publing hardcover out of print/used.

Fascinating and detailed history of San Luis Obispo County from the founding of the missions, detailing how the isolated area was transformed over the course of 40 years by the (often slow) coming of the Southern Pacific's coastal railway, the Pacific Coast Railway. The individuals who helped to build the new city -- such as J. P. Andrews, Ah Louis, and Chauncey Hatch Phillips -- are vividly depicted as are the SP's machinations as it drove south. With charts showing the disposition of the great ranchos. Illustrated throughout with black and white photos and numerous maps. With endnotes. 197 pages with index.
Comments: (5)
from earth
A great history of Central California Coast Railroading.
Fearlesshunter
important book for understanding the history of settlement and development in San Luis Obispo County in the late 1800's and who the players were..
Kiaile
Fascinating and detailed coverage of the history of the Central Coast of California at the turn of the century.
Yggfyn
Pretty good local history book, mostly about the long-delayed arrival of the Southern Pacific to then-isolated San Luis Obispo County and city. The rails had ended in Soledad (Monterey County) in 1873, and were finally extended into SLO County to the then-new town of Templeton in 1886, and then on to another new town, Santa Margarita, in 1889. Here construction stopped until 1893, when work began on the route across Cuesta Ridge, the most difficult stretch of the planned Coast Line from San Francisco to Santa Barbara.

Building the Cuesta railroad required seven tunnels, a long steel bridge, and a loop where the railroad crossed itself to ascend the steep Cuesta Grade. All of this was very expensive: around $3 million in 1895 dollars, or about $225 million today. The trains finally arrived in SLO city in 1894. The railroad on to Santa Barbara wasn't completed until 1901. This is the same route that today's Amtrak Coast Starlight uses.

There's a *lot* of detail here that would only be of interest to serious local history fans. The book itself is a handsome oversize hardback, nicely printed and bound -- but the old photos are often pretty blurry. 3.7 stars.
Manazar
This is the authoritative history of the construction of the Southern Pacific railroad as it was completed and passed through San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties. It draws abundantly on primary sources, such as newspaper articles, of the time. Replete with several hundred photos, drawings, and tables, the book is a very readable account that includes the reactions of the citizens to the railroad's coming and capsule biographies of a number of the key players in each town who enabled SP to continue its route. What I would like to have seen is an account of the workings and leadership of the SP in these events. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries in California, the Big Four of SP---Crocker, Huntington, Stanford, and Hopkins---dominated the economy and politics of California and had almost total freedom to set prices and exploit labor.