Re: ATSF in California


Bob Chaparro
 

Bruce Morden of Carpinteria, CA, commented:

"By 1950 many of the California Sugar Beet facilities had closed. 

Still open in the 1950's:

Alvarado (closed 1968)

Betteravia (1994)

Brawley (still open)

Clarksburg (closed 1993)

Dyer [Santa Ana]  (closed 1979)

Hamilton City (closed 1996)

Manteca (closed 1996)

Mendota (closed 2008)

Oxnard (closed 1958)

Spreckels (closed 1981)

Sugar Field [Woodland] (closed 2000)

Tracy (closed 2000)

All were served exclusively by the Southern Pacific except Clarksburg which was served by the Sacramento Northern/Western Pacific."

Over the years Bruce has been studying sugar beet operations in California. Here is a link to his Southern Pacific's Santa Barbara Subdivision blog:

http://spsbsub.blogspot.com/

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA

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