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

The engine found new life in 1898 as one of four locomotives for the Lake Tahoe Railway & Transportation Company. This narrow gauge locomotive at first ...

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.

Railroads of Nevada County

LAKE. TAHOE. RAILWAY. &. TRANSPORTATION. COMPANY. In 1873, the Carson & Tahoe Lumber & Fluming Company was incorporated with D.L. Bliss as the director.

Railroads of Nevada County

Author: Andrew Brandon

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1467128457

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Railroads of Placer County

and the train tracks, while the other side was built on piers right out into Lake Tahoe. Though the train tracks extended all the way to the shop buildings ...

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.

A Short History of Lake Tahoe

The Lake Tahoe Railway ran through the canyon, and debris piled up at each of its bridges, impeding the water flow. The government offered one hundred ...

A Short History of Lake Tahoe

Author: Michael J. Makley

Publisher: University of Nevada Press

ISBN: 0874178665

Page: 192

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Lake Tahoe is one of the scenic wonders of the American West, a sapphire jewel that attracts millions of visitors each year. But the lake drew Native Americans to its summer shores for millennia, as well as more recent fortune hunters, scientists, and others. A Short History of Lake Tahoe recounts the long, fascinating history of Lake Tahoe. Author Michael J. Makley examines the geology and natural history of the lake and introduces the people who shaped its history, including the Washoe Indians and such colorful characters as Mark Twain and legendary teamster Hank Monk, and later figures like entertainer Frank Sinatra and Olympic skier Julia Mancuso. He also covers the development of the lake's surrounding valley, including the impacts of mining, logging, and tourism, and the economic, political, and social controversies regarding the use and misuse of the lake's resources. Generously illustrated with historic photographs, this book is an engaging introduction to one of the most magnificent sites in the world. It also illuminates the challenges of protecting natural beauty and a fragile environment while preserving public access and a viable economy in the surrounding communities.

Lake Tahoe

Baldwin Locomotive Works supplied the first two engines for the Lake Tahoe Railroad. Although small, these were powerful locomotives, weighing 10 tons each ...

Lake Tahoe

Author: Peter Goin

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1439614423

Page: 128

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The Washoe Indians called it Tah-ve, an unfathomable liquid sapphire set in a 500 square-mile watershed of alpine snow and ice. Too deep and vast to freeze, Lake Tahoe’s waters have, over time, reflected pristine forests, barren hillsides littered with slash and sawdust, managed restoration, and the glow of neon casino marquees. Its spectacular natural landscape, shared by both California and Nevada, is more designed than people realize. Humans transformed most of the old trees into mine shafts and cities. When the railroad, and later the automobile, domesticated the lake, putting it within recreational reach of the middle class, much of Lake Tahoe’s shore became a managed wilderness. Its location along a political border created a unique merger of naturalist and gaming economies.

Poor s Manual of Railroads

CARSON AND COLORADO RAILROAD . ( In Progress . ) ... Rail ( steel ) , 35 lbs . This Co. was organized May 10 ... LAKE TAHOE RAILROAD . Line of Road .

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