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

Lake Tahoe s West Shore

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 ...

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 Railroads and Steamers of Lake Tahoe

The Railroads and Steamers of Lake Tahoe

6/1889 lake from the outside , but only one Union Iron ... which was the only mishap with fatalities that ever occurred on the Tahoe railroads , No.

Author: Owen F. McKeon

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105041826988

Category: Lake steamers

Page: 22

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Categories: Lake steamers

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.

Author: Andrew Brandon

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781467128452

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Lake Tahoe Watershed Assessment Untitled

Lake Tahoe Watershed Assessment  Untitled

1875 to 1885 M. C. Gardner railroad logging operations between Camp Richardson and Tahoe Mt. ( east of Fallen Leaf Lake ) under contract to CTLFC .

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ISBN: MINN:31951D02974718B

Category: Tahoe, Lake, Watershed (Calif. and Nev.)

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Categories: Tahoe, Lake, Watershed (Calif. and Nev.)

A Short History of Lake Tahoe

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 ...

Author: Michael J. Makley

Publisher: University of Nevada Press

ISBN: 9780874178661

Category: History

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.
Categories: History

Lake Tahoe

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 ...

Author: Peter Goin

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781439614426

Category: Photography

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.
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Poor s Manual of Railroads

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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ISBN: STANFORD:36105018797287

Category: Railroads

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Categories: Railroads

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

The Monthly Review Railroad Retirement Board

The Monthly Review   Railroad Retirement Board

Placerville and Lake Tahoe Railway Company ( predecessor of the Camino , Placerville and Lake Tahoe Railroad Company ) from April 11 , 1904 , to January 1 ...

Author: United States. Railroad Retirement Board

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ISBN: UIUC:30112109553211

Category: Railroads

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Categories: Railroads

Records Relating to North American Railroads

Records Relating to North American Railroads

... Western Railway Cameria and Indiana Railroad Camino , Placerville and Lake Tahoe Railroad Campbell's Creek Railroad Canadian Northern Railway Canadian ...

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ISBN: PURD:32754070336957

Category: Government publications

Page: 200

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Categories: Government publications

Moody s Manual of Railroads and Corporation Securities

Moody s Manual of Railroads and Corporation Securities

Operated only from May 15th to Oct 15th in each year , in connection with steamers and hotels at Lake Tahoe , which it also owns . Line of road , Tahoe to ...

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ISBN: MINN:31951002254823P

Category: Railroads

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Great Trans continental Railroad Guide

Great Trans continental Railroad Guide

Over the Union Pacific Railroad, Central Pacific Railroad ... from the Atlantic ... one being the Truckee House , LAKE TAHOE , James Campbell , proprietor .

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ISBN: HARVARD:HB0N0S

Category: Pacific railroads

Page: 244

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Categories: Pacific railroads