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  1. Santa Cruz Local

    Santa Cruz Local

    Dwindling traffic on the UP's Santa Cruz branch has reduced the frequency of this local to only once a week. There is only a handful of customers remaining on the line.
  2. Down the gulch at Wilder

    Down the gulch at Wilder

    The Union Pacific "Santa Cruz Local" whines with dynamic brakes as it rolls into a gulch at Wilder Ranch in March of 2006. The local is about four miles from its namesake city.
  3. Pausing at the wye

    Pausing at the wye

    The Union Pacific "Santa Cruz Local" engineer switches cabs while paused at the wye in Santa Cruz, California yesterday. The train had a real "heritage" mix of Rio Grande, Western Pacific, and Southern Pacific locomotives. :)
  4. Cruzing down Beach Street

    Cruzing down Beach Street

    Union Pacific 1347 takes an abbreviated "Santa Cruz Local" down Beach Street in Santa Cruz, California yesterday. It will only be a few more weeks before Beach Street and the municipal wharf are congested with summer tourists.
  5. Foamers and gross tresspassing

    Foamers and gross tresspassing

    Oh the horror! :-D A group of fans records one of the last trains to visit Davenport, California in February of 2009. Trespassing is almost a way of life on the Santa Cruz Branch as nearly everyone does it. People walking the dog, students, local residents, and foamers! =p
  6. Cruzin' Past Hotel California

    Cruzin' Past Hotel California

    The Santa Cruz Local runs up Beach St. in downtown Santa Cruz, passing an old apartment complex that could pass for "Hotel California."
  7. Departing for Santa Cruz

    Departing for Santa Cruz

    Santa Cruz Big Trees and Pacific CF7 #2641 approaches the depot at Felton with the first train of the morning bound for Santa Cruz. The railroad operates on the ex-SP Olympia Branch, primarily hauling tourists with a small amount of freight traffic on the side.
  8. Thru the Beaches

    Thru the Beaches

    D&RGW 3110 leads the Santa Cruz local eastbound toward Watsonville Junction at La Selva Beach on August 26, 2005
  9. SCBTR 2600

    SCBTR 2600

    Santa Cruz Big Trees & Pacific Railway CF7 2600 sits in Santa Cruz
  10. California Dreaming

    California Dreaming

    Sanat Cruz Local at at Manresa State Beach, CA Image: 2004 M. Ross Valentine is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to - An online railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used railroad books. Railroad pictorials, railroad history, steam locomotives, passenger trains, modern railroading. Hundreds of titles available, most at discount prices! We also have a video and children's book section. - An online model railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used books. Layout design, track plans, scenery and structure building, wiring, DCC, Tinplate, Toy Trains, Price Guides and more.

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