Lake Tahoe s Railroads

Lake Tahoe s Railroads

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

Author: Stephen E. Drew

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781439657683

Category: Transportation

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.
Categories: Transportation

Railroads of Placer County

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.

Author: Arthur Sommers and Roger Staab

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781467127646

Category: History

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.
Categories: History

Lake of the Sky Interpretive Center Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit

Lake of the Sky Interpretive Center  Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit

Tahoe City became an important port of call in the transport of mail , supplies ,
lumber , and passengers around Lake Tahoe . Lake Tahoe Railway and
Transportation Company : Historically , Tahoe City served as a gateway port to
Lake Tahoe ...

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ISBN: NWU:35556030819973

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Railroads of Nevada County

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. The company supplied lumber to Virginia City and the famed
Comstock ...

Author: Andrew Brandon

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781467128452

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Encyclopedia of Western Railroad History California

Encyclopedia of Western Railroad History  California

Donald B. Robertson. LAKE TAHOE RAILWAY & TRANSPORTATION COMPANY
W. S. Bliss , President 12/19/1898 Operated : Incorp : 5/1/00 to 5/16/32 Truckee
HQ city : Disposition : sold to Southern Pacific Company on May 16 , 1932 - and ...

Author: Donald B. Robertson

Publisher: Caxton Press

ISBN: 0870043854

Category: Transportation

Page: 354

View: 859

Distributed by the University of Nebraska Press for Caxton Press This book includes 368 pages of maps, photographs and technical data on the history of railroading in California. There are detailed reports on dates of operation, mergers, miles of track, maximum grade, gauge and rail weight. It also includes the histories of thousands of locomotives.
Categories: Transportation

Appendix to the Journals of the Senate and Assembly of the Session of the Legislature of the State of California

Appendix to the Journals of the Senate and Assembly of the     Session of the Legislature of the State of California

State Taxes Levied Against Steam Railroads for the Year 1925. ... Shasta and
Eastern IRailway Company - - - - - - California Western Railroad and Navigation
Company--- Carnino, Placerville and Lake Tahoe Railroad CompanyCeriment.

Author: California. Legislature

Publisher:

ISBN: OSU:32435058840471

Category: California

Page:

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Categories: California

The Official Railway Guide

The Official Railway Guide

Prompt service in transferring cars across the River , between Connecting
Railroads , Freight Yards , Industries and Elevators , East St. ... LAKE TAHOE
RAILROAD . ( Operated by Carson & Tahoe Lumber & Flum , Co. , Carson City ,
Neo . ) ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105217270441

Category: Railroads

Page:

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Categories: Railroads

Great Trans continental Railroad Guide

Great Trans continental Railroad Guide

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 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCD:31175002838590

Category: Overland journeys to the Pacific

Page: 244

View: 178

Categories: Overland journeys to the Pacific

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

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 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89066076449

Category: Overland journeys to the Pacific

Page: 244

View: 386

Categories: Overland journeys to the Pacific

Lake Tahoe s West Shore

Lake Tahoe s West Shore

1 Tahoe. The locomotive would run on the new short line along the Truckee River
and connect with the Central Pacific Railroad transcontinental route at the
Truckee depot. From there, it was a memorable scenic trip to the Tahoe City
railroad ...

Author: Carol A. Jensen

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738588919

Category: History

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.
Categories: History

The Role of Narrow gauge Railroads in California s Transportation Network

The Role of Narrow gauge Railroads in California s Transportation Network

106 Lake Tahoe Railway & Transportation Company --In a sense , the Lake
Tahoe Railway & Transportation Company's sixteen - mile line from Truckee to
Tahoe City ( Map 9 ) was already twenty - five years old before it first opened for ...

Author: Donald Ray Floyd

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:C2972693

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Page: 258

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Decisions of the Railroad Commission of the State of California

Decisions of the Railroad Commission of the State of California

out that the parent company , viz . , the Lake Tahoe Railway and Transportation
Company , for many years operated a narrow gauge railroad from Truckee to
Tahoe Tavern , and also rendered steamer service on the lake . In June , 1925 ,
the ...

Author: Railroad Commission of the State of California

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105060869059

Category: Public utilities

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Categories: Public utilities

Railroads of Nevada and Eastern California The northern roads

Railroads of Nevada and Eastern California  The northern roads

Lake Tahoe Railway and Transportation Company First ( and undoubtedly best
known ) of the twentieth century Tahoe - Truckee area common carriers was the
narrow gauge Lake Tahoe Railway and Transportation Company ' s miniature ...

Author: David F. Myrick

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015011832519

Category: Railroads

Page: 933

View: 234

Categories: Railroads

Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe

With the exception of the 1899 Lake Tahoe Forest Reserve , and some acreage
on the north shore of the lake and ... At the same time , “ progress engineers ”
imagined the railroad as the essential tool in domesticating the Tahoe Basin .

Author: Peter Goin

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 073853031X

Category: History

Page: 128

View: 294

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.
Categories: History

Pino Grande Logging Railroads of the Michigan California Lumber Company

Pino Grande  Logging Railroads of the Michigan California Lumber Company

Passenger service ended in 1936 , but few passengers had been carried during
the previous ten years . As already indicated in Chapter 2 the Placerville & Lake
Tahoe Railroad was intended to run to Lake Tahoe as soon as it was complete to
 ...

Author: Robert Stephen Polkinghorn

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105035196133

Category: Logging railroads

Page: 144

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Categories: Logging railroads

Encyclopedia of Western Railroad History The desert states

Encyclopedia of Western Railroad History  The desert states

41 2 * 3 * LAKE TAHOE NARROW GAUGE RAILROAD COMPANY Owner :
Carson & Tahoe Lumber & Fluming Co . Incorp . : not ? Operated : 8 / 23 / 75 to (
1898 ) HQ city : Glenbrook Disposition : abandoned Predecessor ? : Carson &
Tahoe ...

Author: Donald B. Robertson

Publisher: Caxton Press

ISBN: UOM:39015011838532

Category: Transportation

Page: 318

View: 119

Categories: Transportation

California Railroads

California Railroads

Gauge CAMINO , PLACERVILLE & LAKE TAHOE RAILROAD COMPANY
Organized September 18 , 1911 - Steam - Standard ... Organized to take over the
Lakeport & Richardson ' s Bay Railroad properties from The California Company
 ...

Author: Alvin A. Fickewirth

Publisher: Gem Guides Book Company

ISBN: STANFORD:36105004076894

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 194

View: 935

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.
Categories: Business & Economics

Report of the California State Board of Equalization for

Report of the California State Board of Equalization for

... Railroad and Navigation Company - Camino , Placerville and Lake Tahoe
Railroad Company Cement , Tolenas and ... Railroad Company Iron Mountain
Railway Company - Kings Lake Shore Railroad Company - Lake Tahoe Railway
and ...

Author: California. State Board of Equalization

Publisher:

ISBN: CORNELL:31924106082559

Category: Taxation

Page:

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Categories: Taxation