Lake Tahoe s Railroads

Lake Tahoe is the majestic mountain lake that spans the boundary line of California and Nevada.

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Author: Stephen E. Drew

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781439657683

Category: Transportation

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Lake Tahoe is the majestic mountain lake that spans the boundary line of California and Nevada. The lake’s clarity and scenic beauty are legendary. In the 1870s, the Nevada Comstock Lode created an insatiable appetite for Lake Tahoe’s virgin pine forests. The timbers would shore up underground mining and build communities approaching 40,000 inhabitants. Railroads on three shores delivered the logs lakeside, where they were towed by steam-powered tugs to sawmills, to lumber flumes, and again by rail to their final destinations. As the mines and giant lake pines subsided, railroads pushed farther north after 1898 into new timber stands in the Lake Tahoe and Truckee River basins. Other rail lines were sold, barged across the lake, and repurposed for the burgeoning new industry of tourism. For the next 40 years, railroads marketed Lake Tahoe as their unique scenic destination.

Lake Tahoe s West Shore

3 Glenbrook, of the Carson and Tahoe Lumber and Fluming Company, was built in 1877 by the Baldwin Locomotive works. The engine found new life in 1898 as one of four locomotives for the Lake Tahoe Railway & Transportation Company.

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Author: Carol A. Jensen

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738588919

Category: History

Page: 128

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First sighted by John C. Fremont and Charles Preuss in 1844, the "Lake of the Sky" beckons to pioneers and adventurers today as it has through history. Author Mark Twain, popular lecturer George Wharton James, industrialist Duane Bliss, and film star Elizabeth Taylor all found inspiration in its secluded sylvan beaches. Washoe tribal members held Dá'o' a ga ("Edge of the Lake") as their paradise until lumber demands for the Comstock Lode all but stripped the dense forests. Gradually, lakefront property became private retreats and hostelries catering to tourists happily arriving from around the world for winter skiing, summer boating, and holidays.

The Railroads and Steamers of Lake Tahoe

new line through Meyers and up Lake Valley about seven miles . Engine No. ... After the wreck , which was the only mishap with fatalities that ever occurred on the Tahoe railroads , No. 3 was taken over to Glenbrook for repairs ...

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Author: Owen F. McKeon

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105041826988

Category: Lake steamers

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Railroads of Nevada County

Eight. LAKE. TAHOE. RAILWAY. &. TRANSPORTATION. COMPANY. In 1873, the Carson & Tahoe Lumber & Fluming Company was incorporated with D.L. Bliss as the director. The company supplied lumber to Virginia City and the famed Comstock Lode.

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Author: Andrew Brandon

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781467128452

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Lake Tahoe Watershed Assessment Untitled

1869 The nation is joined by the first transcontinental railroad ; connections to Tahoe's north shore by stage from Truckee promote tourism at an early date ; lake front resorts soon flourish at Tahoe City , Glenbrook , and Tallac .

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105113735570

Category: Tahoe, Lake, Watershed (Calif. and Nev.)

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The Official Railway Guide

Connects with railroads in Bristol . Operated for passenger and freight business . Also owns and operates City Electric Street Ry , PITTSBURGH JUNCTION RAILROAD . LAKE TAHOE RAILROAD . ( Operated by Carson & Tahoe Lumber & Flum .

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105217270433

Category: Railroads

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Lake Tahoe

(Hinsey Collection; courtesy of the South Lake Tahoe Historical Society.) Baldwin Locomotive Works supplied the first two engines for the Lake Tahoe Railroad. Although small, these were powerful locomotives, weighing 10 tons each and ...

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Author: Peter Goin

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781439614426

Category: Photography

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The Washoe Indians called it Tah-ve, an unfathomable liquid sapphire set in a 500 square-mile watershed of alpine snow and ice. Too deep and vast to freeze, Lake Tahoe’s waters have, over time, reflected pristine forests, barren hillsides littered with slash and sawdust, managed restoration, and the glow of neon casino marquees. Its spectacular natural landscape, shared by both California and Nevada, is more designed than people realize. Humans transformed most of the old trees into mine shafts and cities. When the railroad, and later the automobile, domesticated the lake, putting it within recreational reach of the middle class, much of Lake Tahoe’s shore became a managed wilderness. Its location along a political border created a unique merger of naturalist and gaming economies.

Moody s Manual of Railroads and Corporation Securities

Operated only from May 15th to Oct 15th in each year , in connection with steamers and hotels at Lake Tahoe , which it also owns . Line of road , Tahoe to Truckee , Cal . , 16 miles . Sidings , etc. , 2 miles . Gauge , 3. ft .

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ISBN: MINN:31951002254823P

Category: Railroads

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Poor s Manual of Railroads

LAKE TAHOE RAILROAD . Line of Road . - Glenbrook , Nev . , to Summit , Ner .... . 10 miles . Sidings , 2 miles . Gauge , 3 ft . Rail ( all steel ) , 35 lbs . This road is owned by the Carson and Tahoe Lumber and Fluming Co.

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ISBN: UCAL:B4647638

Category: Railroads

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

RAILROADS IN CALIFORNIA , JUNE 30 , 1916 . Name of company General office ... California Southern California Western Railroad and Navigation Co. San Fr incisco Camino , Placerville and Lake Tahoe Railroad Co. Camino Cement , Tolenas and ...

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Author: California. Legislature. Senate

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ISBN: UCD:31175032134762

Category: California

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The Monthly Review Railroad Retirement Board

Placerville and Lake Tahoe Railway Company ( predecessor of the Camino , Placerville and Lake Tahoe Railroad Company ) from April 11 , 1904 , to January 1 , 1912 . - Portland , Chicago and Mt. Scott Railway Company ( predecessor of the ...

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Author: United States. Railroad Retirement Board

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ISBN: UIUC:30112109553211

Category: Railroads

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Records Relating to North American Railroads

... Truman and Southern Railroad California and Oregon Coast Railroad California Western Railroad & Navigation Calumet Western Railway Cameria and Indiana Railroad Camino , Placerville and Lake Tahoe Railroad Campbell's Creek Railroad ...

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ISBN: PURD:32754070336957

Category: Government publications

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Great Trans continental Railroad Guide

Take one of these , and with him or Bayley for a There are three hotels in Truckee , the guide , start out for principal one being the Truckee House , LAKE TAHOE , James Campbell , proprietor . The cars Twelve miles distant .

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ISBN: HARVARD:HB0N0S

Category: Pacific railroads

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Insiders Guide to Reno and Lake Tahoe

In addition to providing the ever-important route to the silver fields, the Lake Tahoe area also offered a resource critical for the ... Lumber was hauled by rail to the top of Spooner Summit and then shot down a V-flume to Carson City, ...

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Author: Jeanne Walpole

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781461746898

Category: Travel

Page: 416

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This authoritative guide will show you how to navigate the crystal-clear waters of Lake Tahoe and the exciting nightlife of “The Biggest Little City in the World.”