Black Diamond Coal Mining Railroad

Black Diamond Coal Mining Railroad

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Black Diamond Coal Mining Railroad was 5.9 miles long and ran from Black Diamond Landing, California to Nortonville, California. It was owned and operated by the Black Diamond Coal Mining Company and therefore did not have its own official name. Over the years, it has been known by at least four different names. The railroad was built by Gold Rush-era civil engineer and artist Sherman Day, and opened for service in 1868 primarily to serve the Black Diamond Coal Mine at Nortonville. At the town of Cornwall, California the railroad crossed the tracks of the Southern Pacific Railroad using an overhead tressle.show more

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  • Paperback | 84 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 136g
  • Acu Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135776029
  • 9786135776027