The Felton Grove Trestle

April 30, 2013

Like local history?

The blog Santa Cruz Trains has some fascinating posts about the history of our local railroads.

This entry, for instance, examines the now-gone Felton Grove Trestle.

From the blog:

“The Felton Grove Trestle was a standard design truss bridge, appearing so much like the current Henry Cowell (Big Trees) trestle or the double-truss trestle above the San Lorenzo River in Santa Cruz near the Boardwalk. Because of this standard design, it is likely that the bridge was only installed when the line was broad-gauged in the early 1900s. Prior to that time, service over the river was not possible except via the original Santa Cruz & Felton narrow gauge line heading north from Felton Junction.”

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