Surf City became motorcar city for a weekend in May of 2013. This was the first time motorcars ran on the Santa Cruz Branch Rail Line and over 40 motorcars participated in the event. They journeye... (more)
Street Sweeping With A Pair Of F9's.
A year ago today SC&MB’s SC 1101 led as the traction motor blowers on both F-units swept up the dust on the street creating a dust storm along Walker Street... (more)
Almost time to say goodbye to the SC&MB and the handsome streamliners. My wife and I were in Watsonville this morning for breakfast and we dropped by the SC&MB coach yard to visit. A new operator ... (more)
All of the SC&MB locomotives are out for an early evening stroll down Walker Street in Watsonville with MH 89 in the lead and SC 1102 and SC 1101 following. They have just passed the old Southern ... (more)
SC 1101 brings up the rear of the Polar Express as it moves down Beach Street on its way to the Santa Cruz Boardwalk. Santa Cruz would not be the same without trains. Long may they run.
Over Soquel Creek and through the New Brighton woods the Polar Express does go. The rain stopped just long enough for me to catch the Polar Express on its return from the North Pole.
MH 89 crossed the bridge spanning Capitola for the first time in 1-1/2 years today. The crew is working their way towards the Santa Cruz Boardwalk clearing brush along the way. In a few days the S... (more)
Traffic control on the Santa Cruz Branch Rail Line.
The Santa Cruz Branch Rail Line – where the beach reaches the rails. Keeping Mother Nature at bay is a full time job for the crews of the Santa Cruz & Monterey Bay Railway.
Crossing Buena Vista road, the Santa Cruz @ Monterey Bay Railway Christmas Train heads back to the Watsonville Station.
The Santa Cruz @ Monterey Bay Railway Christmas Train engineer climbs into the cab as preparations get underway for boarding.
The Santa Cruz @ Monterey Bay Railway Christmas Train, crosses Buena Vista Road in the rain. As close to snow as it will get, but very well received by a dry California.
It’s time to play follow the leader on Beach Street in Santa Cruz.
California dreaming. Surrounded by rolling strawberry fields a Santa Cruz & Monterey Bay Railway passenger train glides across Harkins Slough on a winter’s day.
It was a rainy day and deep in Harkins Slough a large eucalyptus tree had fallen across the track. There are no roads to access the location so the Santa Cruz & Monterey Bay F9 locomotives, SC 110... (more)