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Dispelling the Myths Around the Roaring Camp-RTC Debate

By Jayme Ackemann Earlier this year, Roaring Camp launched an aggressive campaign to defend its right to operate freight on the Felton Branch Line that connects to the line owned by the Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission (RTC). The campaign came in response to RTC’s move to consider requesting the forced abandonment of freight operations, initially on the Felton… Read More
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The Ghost Train and Hidden Tunnels in the Santa Cruz Mountains

The story of the South Pacific Railroad is a tale of a colossal feat doomed to fail. The portion of the short-lived narrow-gauge railroad that connected Los Gatos to Felton had its share of disasters, from earthquakes to epic storms to fatal accidents. But in the end, not any specific one of these tragedies killed the railroad, it was the... Read More
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Tourism Update from Visit Santa Cruz County

This afternoon (Tuesday, June 9) Santa Cruz County Health Officer Gail Newel released an updated Health Order regarding COVID-19. The new Health Order removes lodging restrictions for hotels, motels, inns, bed and breakfasts, vacation rentals, RV parks, campgrounds and any other short-term lodging businesses. As of midnight, Friday June 12th lodging businesses may resume operations including hosting visitors traveling to Santa Cruz County. All… Read More