Ocean Shore Railroad (Images of Rail)

October 31, 2020
Ocean Shore Railroad (Images of Rail)

With one of the world's most scenic backdrops as a brilliantseascape for passengers, the Ocean Shore Railroad skirted northernCalifornia's coastline to service communities south of SanFrancisco for the first two decades of the 20th century. Asimpressive as it was idealistic, the line was held prisoner bynatural forces that eventually took too much of a toll to keep itsstriking route churning. Today's Highway 1 traces the passage oncepaved with tracks, and points to the few remnants of one ofCalifornia's most well-known excursion lines.Author Chris Hunter, editor and publisher of the PacificaTribune, examines the legendary Ocean Shore Railroad withcompelling historic images that will bring its brief history backto the forefront for enthusiasts. Delving into sections such asDevil's Slide and the 1906 earthquake, this chronicle paints avivid picture of the romance the line conveyed as well as thestruggle it endured along the western edge of a growing nation.