New Santa Cruz Trains Book Makes History Come Alive Link to Book: https://www.createspace.com/6674654 December 1, 2016 Santa Cruz, CA Cover: Santa Cruz Trains: Reflections on the Mountain Route Permission granted by author to use image for journalistic purposes. Nearly two years after publishing his first book Santa Cruz Trains: Railroads of the Santa Cruz Mountains, local historian Derek R. Whaley has released a new, 64-page pictorial history entitled Santa Cruz Trains: Reflections on the Mountain Route… Read More »Press Release: New Santa Cruz Trains Book Available Now!
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Second Revision Now Available! Haven’t purchased a copy of Santa Cruz Trains: Railroads of the Santa Cruz Mountains yet? Or do you have a gift to buy for a friend or family member for Christmas? Well, good news: a second revision to the Santa Cruz Trains is now available for purchase from CreateSpace. This version includes around 30 minor corrections and fixes as well as some behind-the-scenes layout reformatting. In addition, a new page has… Read More »Press Release: Second Revision available now + new Addenda content
Available now is an addenda to Santa Cruz Trains: Railroads of the Santa Cruz Mountains. It has been in the works since before the book was even approved for final publication in early March and I have just been adding to it and adding to it. The addenda includes a full list of revisions from the first edition, three new appendix entries including a timetable comparison map, a list of all known bridges, and a chart… Read More »Press Release: Addenda now available
June 5, 2015 Santa Cruz, CA BOOKS ARE FLYING OFF SHELVES! Since the release of Santa Cruz Trains: Railroads of the Santa Cruz Mountains in early March 2015, interest in the topic of Santa Cruz railroading has exploded! People have contacted me from all over the Bay Area, sending me information and interested in selling my book. Clearly the decision to release the book in print format was a good move and I thank everybody who encouraged… Read More »Press Release: First Revision & Addenda Now Available!
History Buffs Eager for New Santa Cruz Trains Book March 12, 2015 Santa Cruz, CA The wait is over for Santa Cruz history fans: local historian Derek R. Whaley’s Santa Cruz Trains: Railroads of the Santa Cruz Mountains has just been published as a soft-bound book through CreateSpace. The extensive 330-page book commemorates the 75th anniversary of the last train over the Santa Cruz Mountains and spans almost the entirety of Santa Cruz and Los… Read More »Press Release: Santa Cruz Trains Book Now Available!