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Title
Northwestern Pacific (NWP) train and depot in Occidental, about 1907
Date Created and/or Issued
1907
Contributing Institution
Sonoma County Library
Collection
Western Sonoma County Historical Society Collection
Rights Information
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Description
Photo, black and white: Northwestern Pacific (NWP) train and depot in Occidental circa 1907. The Northwestern Pacific Railroad, the 'Redwood Empire Route', played a major role in the growth of Northern California. The line was created in 1907 through the consolidation of six separate picturesque railroad companies held by the Santa Fe and Southern Pacific railroads. At its height, the Northwestern Pacific Railroad was an amalgamation of some sixty different companies. Some of the forerunners built extensive and substantial operating lines. Others, were short lines such as he many logging lines in the Humboldt Bay region. Nearly a third consisted of companies which incorporated but never laid a foot of track. All of them contributed, in some fashion, to the rich heritage of the NWP.
Type
Image
Format
Still image
Identifier
63e96a40-2c2a-4566-977b-ec3258ccc439
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