Ocean Shore Railroad

With one of the world's most scenic backdrops as a brilliant seascape for passengers, the Ocean Shore Railroad skirted northern California's coastline to service communities south of San Francisco for the first two decades of the 20th ...

Ocean Shore Railroad

With one of the world's most scenic backdrops as a brilliant seascape for passengers, the Ocean Shore Railroad skirted northern California's coastline to service communities south of San Francisco for the first two decades of the 20th century. As impressive as it was idealistic, the line was held prisoner by natural forces that eventually took too much of a toll to keep its striking route churning. Today's Highway 1 traces the passage once paved with tracks, and points to the few remnants of one of California's most well-known excursion lines.

The Last Whistle

The Last Whistle


Ocean Shore Railway Company Records

Collection includes three items: 1917 annual report; Statement Showing Estimated Cost of Completing and Equipping Single Track Main Line from San Francisco to Santa Cruz (undated); accounting ledger (1909-1911).

Ocean Shore Railway Company Records

Collection includes three items: 1917 annual report; Statement Showing Estimated Cost of Completing and Equipping Single Track Main Line from San Francisco to Santa Cruz (undated); accounting ledger (1909-1911).

Decisions

180 , 4 C . R . C . 1328 , in the matter of the valuation of the Ocean Shore
Railroad Company , was made a part of this proceeding , and in order that the
history of the company may be understood the following extracts from the
decision in that ...

Decisions


Princeton by the Sea

... IMPETUS TO OCEAN BEACH TOWNS NEW HOTELS AND S O METIM
NUNICIPAL BOND HOWES BUILDING AWARBS HELD UP IT SUITE TL The July
6 , 1912 , issue of the San Francisco Call was devoted to the Ocean Shore
Railroad ' s ...

Princeton by the Sea

"Local writer and historian June Morrall tells the unique story of Princeton and Miramar through vintage images culled from private collections, the Spanishtown Historical Society, and the San Mateo County History Museum"--P. [4] of cover.

The Journal of the Senate During the Session of the Legislature of the State of California

Ocean Shore Railway Company vs. State et al. City and County of San Francisco,
to condemn right of way for railroad purposes. Disclaimer of State filed. Closed.
Ocean Shore Railway Company vs. State et al. (Same as last case.) Closed.

The Journal of the Senate During the     Session of the Legislature of the State of California


Petaluma and Santa Rosa Railway

504 was built in 1907 by the Ocean Shore Railway as No. 52 and purchased by
P&SR Railroad in 1921. The 500horsepower freight motor's electrical equipment
burned out twice but was rebuilt in 1912 by Ocean Shore railroad shops.

Petaluma and Santa Rosa Railway

With a schedule regulated by the tides and the needs of chickens, the Petaluma and Santa Rosa Railway operated for 81 years as a delightfully quirky egg-hauling enterprise. Modern electric railroad technology paired with ancient low-tech steamboats made possible the overnight shipping of fresh produce to a voracious San Francisco market. The railroad helped Petaluma earn the moniker “the egg basket of the world.” Incorporated in 1903, the railroad provided efficient train service to this fertile farm region. The famous botanist Luther Burbank located his experimental farm near Sebastopol and proclaimed it is nature’s “chosen spot of all the earth.” The railroad survived the devastating 1906 earthquake, opposition from three larger railroads, the Great Depression, and fierce auto-truck competition. The corporation was, mercifully, abandoned in 1984, and most of the rails were removed by 1988. Happily, recent plans call for a tourist trolley to operate over a portion of surviving Petaluma tracks.

Tax Decisions

In 1931, the Ocean Shore Railroad Company organized the Ocean Shore
Railroad Company, Inc., a Nevada corporation. On November 28, l'93l, the
Ocean Shore Railroad Company, Inc., , issued all the shares of its capital stock to
the Ocean ...

Tax Decisions


Moss Beach

It is not known how the loss affected him , but to run a successful , profitable
beach resort , he needed a dependable way to get his guests to Moss Beach ,
and the Ocean Shore Railroad was not living up to its promise . Wienke also
owned ...

Moss Beach

Moss Beach has long been a picturesque seaside place with scenic cliffs and unusual marine gardens. The town is separated from the dense San Francisco area by Devil's Slide, a moody geographical barrier of tumbling rocks that now supports U.S. Highway One. The developers of the Ocean Shore Railroad envisioned Moss Beach as one of a string of resorts along the San Mateo County coastline. The railroad did not endure, but the automobile era brought prosperity to the secluded area, which hummed with activity during Prohibition and became a strategic and controlled location during World War II. Early settler Jurgen Wienke, who built the original Moss Beach Hotel in the 1880s, would be amazed at how this little town has evolved. Abundantly endowed with natural beauty, the Moss Beach of yesterday can still be discovered today.

The Pacific Reporter

The not revert to the original grantors or their Ocean Shore Railroad Company
has been successors on abandonment or nonuser by organized to take over the
property and priv - the railroad company . Title in fee simple ileges of the Ocean ...

The Pacific Reporter


La Honda

But privately owned automobiles, a decline in popularity of the coast, and the
Ocean Shore Railroad put Knight's Stage Company out of business in 1910.
Between the years 1907 and 1920, the Ocean Shore Railroad left San Francisco
at 8:10 ...

La Honda

Less than 45 miles from San Francisco and Silicon Valley, La Honda is an isolated rural community nestled in the majestic coastal redwood forests of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Pioneers in the late 19th century were loggers and ranchers who competed against grizzly bears and mountain lions for food. Outlaws like the Younger brothers (partners with Jesse James) used La Honda’s isolation to avoid justice. Gradually the community became a mountain retreat for cityweary San Franciscans, and in the 1960s, La Honda was home to One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest author Ken Kesey and his psychedelic Merry Pranksters. Today’s La Honda is an enigma—its size and character have barely changed while the rest of the San Francisco Peninsula has exploded around it.

Half Moon Bay

With the creation of Ocean Shore Railroad, it was anticipated the coastside would
attract vacationers who would like the area so well that they would buy lands the
railroad was given for its right of way. The existing farm population was ...

Half Moon Bay

First dubbed San Benito and then "Spanishtown," Half Moon Bay is a coastside town with a long and intriguing story. Many know it for its lovely natural surroundings, quaint downtown architecture, and relaxed atmosphere, but not many people know that this town was the first to be established in San Mateo County as a result of 1840s land grants to early Spanish settlers. Isolated on the coast for a time, it became home to Mexican, Chilean, Italian, Portuguese, and other cultures after the 1850s, when roads finally reached over the mountains. During the 20th century, a wide variety of businesses thrived here, as people arrived by road, water, and even railroad. Farms, churches, schools, businesses, and homes sprang up, and the town modernized, though today's Half Moon Bay looks much like it did 100 years ago.

Journal of Proceedings Board of Supervisors

35 ) feet , the tangent to said curve at its point of commencement , being the said
center line of Ocean Shore Railroad Company ' s track along Twelfth street ,
twenty and nineteen one hundredths ( 20 . 19 ) feet ; thence on a curve to the
right ...

Journal of Proceedings  Board of Supervisors


Journal of Proceedings Board of Supervisors City and County of San Francisco

Permitting Ocean Shore Railroad Company to Use Timber Subways and to Cross
Onondaga Avenue at Grade. ... the Board of Supervisors that in order to facilitate
the construction by the Ocean Shore Railway Company of its railroad within the ...

Journal of Proceedings  Board of Supervisors  City and County of San Francisco


Pacifica

These include the arrival and departure of the Ocean Shore Railroad, coastal
bluff erosion, community expansion following World War II and the Korean War,
national defense during the cold war, passage of the California Coastal Act, ...

Pacifica

Pacifica and its coast, once envisioned as a string of resorts, casinos, and vacation cottages in place of artichoke fields, was overlooked after the failure of the Ocean Shore Railroad in 1920. Demand for reasonably priced housing revived the boom, and Pacifica was incorporated in 1957.

San Francisco Municipal Reports

Such amendment , if granted , will have the effect of reducing the grade of Florida
street over , along , upon and across that portion of which said Ocean Shore
Railway Company now has constructed its line of railroad . The Ocean Shore ...

San Francisco Municipal Reports


San Francisco Municipal Reports for the Fiscal Year

Such amendment , if granted , will have the effect of reducing the grade of Florida
street orer , along , upon and across that portion of which said Ocean Shore
Railway Com . pany now has constructed its line of railroad . The Ocean Shore ...

San Francisco Municipal Reports for the Fiscal Year


The Left Coast

Construction of the Ocean Shore Railroad, planned to terminate in Santa Cruz
but never reaching that destination, began in 1905. The granting of the franchise
became temporarily mired at its San Francisco end in the municipal graft
scandals ...

The Left Coast

Mixing history, geography, interviews, personal experiences, and photographs, father and son find a wealth of stories and memorable sights in the multiplicity of landscapes,

California Central Coast Railways

Question : Any lasting impressions about the Southern Division of the Ocean
Shore Railroad ? Answer : The men were all good men and I have many fond
memories of the good times we had . The line was a rather slow roller coaster
affair .

California Central Coast Railways