By John Schmale,Kristina Schmale

ISBN-10: 0738559598

ISBN-13: 9780738559599

ISBN-10: 1531638503

ISBN-13: 9781531638504

With a time table regulated via the tides and the wishes of chickens, the Petaluma and Santa Rosa Railway operated for eighty one years as a delightfully quirky egg-hauling firm. glossy electrical railroad know-how paired with old low-tech steamboats made attainable the in a single day transport of unpolluted produce to a voracious San Francisco marketplace. The railroad helped Petaluma earn the moniker �the egg basket of the world.� included in 1903, the railroad supplied effective teach provider to this fertile farm sector. The well-known botanist Luther Burbank positioned his experimental farm close to Sebastopol and proclaimed it's nature�s �chosen spot of the entire earth.� The railroad survived the devastating 1906 earthquake, competition from 3 higher railroads, the nice melancholy, and fierce auto-truck festival. The company was once, mercifully, deserted in 1984, and many of the rails have been got rid of by means of 1988. fortunately, fresh plans demand a vacationer trolley to function over a component of surviving Petaluma tracks.

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With a agenda regulated via the tides and the wishes of chickens, the Petaluma and Santa Rosa Railway operated for eighty one years as a delightfully quirky egg-hauling firm. glossy electrical railroad expertise paired with old low-tech steamboats made attainable the in a single day transport of clean produce to a voracious San Francisco industry.

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