Lake Tahoe s Railroads

Lake Tahoe is the majestic mountain lake that spans the boundary line of California and Nevada.

Lake Tahoe s Railroads

Author: Stephen E. Drew

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1467117374

Page: 128

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Lake Tahoe is the majestic mountain lake that spans the boundary line of California and Nevada. The lake's clarity and scenic beauty are legendary. In the 1870s, the Nevada Comstock Lode created an insatiable appetite for Lake Tahoe's virgin pine forests. The timbers would shore up underground mining and build communities approaching 40,000 inhabitants. Railroads on three shores delivered the logs lakeside, where they were towed by steam-powered tugs to sawmills, to lumber flumes, and again by rail to their final destinations. As the mines and giant lake pines subsided, railroads pushed farther north after 1898 into new timber stands in the Lake Tahoe and Truckee River basins. Other rail lines were sold, barged across the lake, and repurposed for the burgeoning new industry of tourism. For the next 40 years, railroads marketed Lake Tahoe as their unique scenic destination.

Railroads of Placer County

This book is more than just a collection of photographs of locomotives; it provides the reader with a visual history of various aspects of the many railroads operating in Placer County over the years.

Railroads of Placer County

Author: Arthur Sommers and Roger Staab

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1467127647

Page: 128

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Though small in geographic size, Placer County is large in its rich history of railroading in California. This book covers 14 different railroads that did or still do exist in some association with Placer County. There were narrow-gauge and standard-gauge, long transcontinental, and short point-to-point railroads. Some railroads were fully contained within the county, and others just touched the county. Some railroads were short-lived operations, while others operated for decades. One railroad still functions today, undiminished after 150 years in service. This book is more than just a collection of photographs of locomotives; it provides the reader with a visual history of various aspects of the many railroads operating in Placer County over the years.

The Official Railway Guide

LAKE TAHOE RAILROAD . ( Operated by Carson & Tahoe Lumber & Flum . Co. ,
Carson City , Neo . ) Extends from Summit , above Carson , on Virginia and
Truckee Rail . road , to Lake Tahoe , 10 miles . It is not open for public business ...

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Great Trans continental Railroad Guide

Take one HOTELS . of these , and with him or Bayley for a There are three hotels
in Truckee , the | guide , start out for principal one being the Truckee House ,
LAKE TAHOE , James Campbell , proprietor . The cars Twelve miles distant .

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Great Trans continental Railroad Guide Containing a Full and Authentic Description of Over Five Hundred Mountains Lakes Rivers Sulfur Soda and Hot Springs Scenery Watering Places Summer Resorts

Take one of these , and with him or Bayley for a There are three hotels in Truckee
, the guide , start out for principal one being the Truckee House , LAKE TAHOE ,
James Campbell , proprietor . The cars Twelve miles distant . A splendid road ...

Great Trans continental Railroad Guide  Containing a Full and Authentic Description of Over Five Hundred Mountains  Lakes  Rivers  Sulfur  Soda and Hot Springs  Scenery  Watering Places  Summer Resorts

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The Railway Age

LAKE TAHOE . - This company has been incorporated in California to build the
proposed narrow - gauge railroad from Truckee south to Tahoe City , on Lake
Tahoe , a distance of 15 miles , and it is stated that construction will begin early in
the ...

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The Railway Age and Northwestern Railroader

LAKE TAHOE . - This company has been incorporated in California to build the
proposed narrow - gauge railroad from Truckee south to Tahoe City , on Lake
Tahoe , a distance of 15 miles , and it is stated that construction will begin early in
the ...

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American Railroad Journal

Copper Product of 0ntonagon District.... . . .251 Pittsburg and Connellsville
Railroad . ... This stream, being the outlet of Lake Tahoe, flows from the west side,
about two-thirds of the length of the lake from the south end, breaks its way
through a ...

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California Railroads

Gauge CAMINO , PLACERVILLE & LAKE TAHOE RAILROAD COMPANY
Organized September 18 , 1911 - Steam - Standard Gauge Located Placerville ,
El Dorado County . Began operations in 1903 as the Placerville & Lake Tahoe
Railroad ...

California Railroads

Author: Alvin A. Fickewirth

Publisher: Gem Guides Book Company

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Page: 194

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An encyclopedia listing describing every known railroad that operated within the state of California between 1851-1992. Includes cable car, common carrier, horsecar, industrial, interurban, logging, monorail, motor and terminal railroads.