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Railroads of the Mojave Desert

Railroads around the Mojave National Preserve

by Gordon Chappell
photo of railroad in the Mojave National Preserve, California Mojave Desert

Introduction

    No one knows when civilization began, but sometime around fifteen or twenty or thirty thousand years ago mankind first discovered he didnít have to live in caves, ...

The Southern Pacific and later Santa Fe transcontinental route

    It is a common urge when business entrepreneurs make a pile of money off of some investment that want to replicate that feat by doing the same thing or a similar thing again, and so ...

Three Santa Fe subsidiaries

    What began as one morphed into three railways north from Goffs which all became wholly-owned subsidiaries of the Santa Fe System. The first of these was the ...

The Salt Lake Route

    Another railroad destined to operated through the heart of what now is Mojave National Preserve, from northeast to southwest, would operate under three different names: San Pedro, Los Angeles & Salt Lake Railroad from ...

The Tonopah & Tidewater Railroad

    Another desert railroad flanked the western boundary of Mojave National Preserve and cut across a part of its northwest corner. That was the Tonopah & Tidewater Railroad, a ...

The smallest railways

    Completion of the Tonopah & Tidewater in 1907 led to construction of two tiny little railways connected with its line. ...

Rails around Mojave National Preserve

    Thus historically Mojave National Preserved had railroads along its southern and western edges and penetrating its very heart. Two of them were components of transcontinental railroad systems, ...

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