Re: Santa Cruz Branch Rail Line Update
Author: FUD
Date: 06-27-2020 - 11:21

Late hit, but thanks, also, for the renewed coverage.

I wonder: is that lumber yard in SC that previous operators used for equipment storage still there? Seems like that and (if anybody is still there) out on the north side are the only likely freight outside of Watsonville, unless Roaring Camp can talk their neighbor into receiving cars again. But then, if the county wants to run doodlebugs between SC and mid-county they might not want the bother of freight in SC anyway. Plus - the new bridge in La Selva is probably fine, but can the Capitola trestle really handle 286K cars without major reconstruction?

(BTW, people weigh more than cars. If the line were made a trail and no limits placed on the number of people on the bridges, some might exceed structural capacity. The GG Bridge had that happen (it survived, but engineers looking at the photos of that day weren't happy with what they saw). And it also caused some rethinking of a few highway bridge replacements where the old bridge was to be left for pedestrians.)



Subject Written By Date/Time (PST)
  Santa Cruz Branch Rail Line Update Howard 06-27-2020 - 06:40
  Re: Santa Cruz Branch Rail Line Update Espee99 06-27-2020 - 06:56
  Re: Santa Cruz Branch Rail Line Update AnthonyG 06-27-2020 - 07:20
  Re: Santa Cruz Branch Rail Line Update BOB2 06-27-2020 - 08:48
  Re: Santa Cruz Branch Rail Line Update Shortline Sammie 06-27-2020 - 10:04
  Re: Santa Cruz Branch Rail Line Update FUD 06-27-2020 - 11:21
  Re: Santa Cruz Branch Rail Line Update Howard 06-27-2020 - 18:11
  Re: Santa Cruz Rail Update: more photos, please! Olde Glen Ellen Station 06-27-2020 - 18:55
  Re: Santa Cruz Rail Update: more photos, please! Howard 06-27-2020 - 19:51
  Re: Santa Cruz Rail Update: more photos, please! George Andrews 06-27-2020 - 20:17
  Re: Santa Cruz Rail Update: more photos, please! WebDigger 06-27-2020 - 21:50
  Re: Santa Cruz Branch Rail Line Update Wayne (not related to Howard) Cohen 06-27-2020 - 10:19
  Re: Santa Cruz Branch Rail Line Update An Observer 06-27-2020 - 12:24
  Re: Santa Cruz Branch Rail Line Update Shortline Sammie 06-27-2020 - 13:02
  Santa Cruz Branch Commuter Rail Del Monte Burns 06-27-2020 - 14:09
  Re: Santa Cruz Branch Commuter Rail Howard 06-27-2020 - 17:06
  Re: Santa Cruz Branch Commuter Rail BNSF1995 06-27-2020 - 18:01
  Re: Santa Cruz Branch Commuter Rail FUD 06-29-2020 - 07:46
  Re: Santa Cruz Branch Rail Line Update Nudge 06-27-2020 - 14:40
  Re: Santa Cruz Branch Rail Line Update Howard 06-27-2020 - 18:22
  Re: Santa Cruz Branch Rail Line Update Mistertower 06-27-2020 - 20:12


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