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: 1439657688

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.

Lake Tahoe s West Shore

3 Glenbrook, of the Carson and Tahoe Lumber and Fluming Company, was built
in 1877 by the Baldwin Locomotive works. The engine found new life in 1898 as
one of four locomotives for the Lake Tahoe Railway & Transportation Company.

Lake Tahoe s West Shore

Author: Carol A. Jensen

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 0738588911

Page: 128

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First sighted by John C. Fremont and Charles Preuss in 1844, the "Lake of the Sky" beckons to pioneers and adventurers today as it has through history. Author Mark Twain, popular lecturer George Wharton James, industrialist Duane Bliss, and film star Elizabeth Taylor all found inspiration in its secluded sylvan beaches. Washoe tribal members held Dá'o' a ga ("Edge of the Lake") as their paradise until lumber demands for the Comstock Lode all but stripped the dense forests. Gradually, lakefront property became private retreats and hostelries catering to tourists happily arriving from around the world for winter skiing, summer boating, and holidays.

Bonanza Railroads

LAKE TAHOE NARROW GAUGE RAILROAD ( Carson & Tahoe Lumber &
Fluming Co. ) SUTRO TUNNEL RAILROAD ( Narrow Gauge ) Porter - Bell ( 147 )
1873040T 28 1 " William D. Kelley " 2 " Charles W. Kendall ” 9x121 Sold 1878 to
Lake ...

Bonanza Railroads

Author: Gilbert H. Kneiss

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"Each [of these five railroads] had its great ambitions, to monopolize a bonanza; to make some obscure town Chicago of the West; to build on across the continent, or at least into the next state. Eventuallly they all faded away, either from slow starvation as the mines played out, or by being gobbled by the great transcontinental which itself was started on a shoestring. But each had its days of glory." Covers the Sacramento Valley Railroad, the San Francisco & San Jose Railroad, the Virginia & Truckee Railroad, the Eureka & Palisade Railroad, and the Nevada Central Railroad.

Steam Thunder in the Timber

Among the pioneer logging railroads that tapped the rich timber resources of the
eastern slopes of the Sierra Nevada was ... The operation , known as the Lake
Tahoe Railroad , owned three locomotives and 45 cars and lasted until 1898
when ...

Steam   Thunder in the Timber

Author: Michael Koch

Publisher: Denver : World Press

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Page: 528

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Annual Report of the Board of Railroad Commission of the State of California

Board of Railroad Commissioners of the State of California. The California,
Arizona and ... (Leased to The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company
.) W. B. Storey ... Camino, Placerville and Lake Tahoe Railroad Company. Swift
Berry ...

Annual Report of the Board of Railroad Commission of the State of California

Author: Board of Railroad Commissioners of the State of California

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Manual of the Railroads of the United States 1877 78 Classic Reprint

The Eureka and Palisade Company are said to have purchased it , and will make
it an extension of their own tracks . PRINCIPAL OFFICE AND ADDRESS ......... .
Bullionville , Nev . LAKE TAHOE NARROW - GAUGE RAILROAD . Line of Road .

Manual of the Railroads of the United States  1877 78  Classic Reprint

Author: Henry V. (Henry Varnum) Poor

Publisher: New York : H.V. & H.W. Poor. [1869-1894]

ISBN:

Page: 1170

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Excerpt from Manual of the Railroads of the United States, 1877-78 Devoted to the discussion of the Financial Topics of the day, to original and selected articles upon the principles and practice of Banking and the Laws relating thereto, and to Statistics in refer ence to Banks, Finance and Political Economy in general. In addition to its valuable statistical and economic information, the Banker's Magazine furnishes reports of all Legal Decisions important to banks and their dealers. Each number contains also a careful record of all recent changes among banks and bankers. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

The Official Railway Equipment Register

445 CAMINO, PLACERVILLE & LAKE TAHOE RAILROAD COMPANY Reporting
Marks and ACI Nos.— CPLT -О 141 Uniform Alphabetic and Numeric Code —
CPLT- 141 Lmdgren Peek. V> OFFICES: P.O. Box 486. Camino, CA 95709 ...

The Official Railway Equipment Register

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The Western Railroader for the Western Railfan

The Lake Tahoe Railway & Transportation Company ' s mail contract and the
duties of the mail clerks were unusual . Besides the railway postal car , space
was also reserved in the baggage car for storage mail . The two clerks in charge
left ...

The Western Railroader  for the Western Railfan

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Railroad Magazine

51 B - B 1951 1955 55 B . OYU 69 , 000 300 380 1949 Graysonia , Nashville &
Ashdown Railroad 660 Alco - GE 59 , 400 ... 000 Camino , Placerville & Lake
Tahoe Railroad 400 GE 44 ton BB 22 , 000 88 , 000 Central California Traction
GE 44 ...

Railroad Magazine

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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.

State rail plan

... SP WP Almanor Railroad 13 Amador Central Railroad 12 The Arcata and Mad
River Rail Road 8 California Western Railroad 40 Camino , Placerville and Lake
Tahoe Railroad 8 Central California Traction Co. 42 Holton Interurban Railway ...

State rail plan

Author: California. Rail Planning Branch

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