The Train Never Stops in Dixon

The Train Never Stops in Dixon : Carissa Carpenter Promised to Turn the Town Into Hollywood North; Some Took the Bait

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Even with a new train station, commuter trains still didn't stop in the agricultural-area town of Dixon, California. But residents' hopes for their community were raised when the secretive, supposedly rich Carissa Carpenter arrived, promising a $2.8 billion movie studio complex. As she spun her tales of visiting movie stars, jobs and putting the town on the map, Carpenter's story began to fray at the seams and citizens began asking questions. In "The Train Never Stops in Dixon," residents and officials recount their thoughts and involvement, revealing a sometimes divided place where many were ready to live the dream.
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  • Paperback | 178 pages
  • 133.35 x 203.2 x 10.41mm | 263.08g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507617917
  • 9781507617915

About Bil Paul

bil paul is retired from a career doing marketing and public relations for the Postal Service. Alongside that work, he created and self-published a number of non-fiction books: "The Tri-X Chronicles" (containing his 1960s photographs), "Mailmen's Dog Stories" (an anthology he edited), and two bicycle touring guides ("Crossing the U.S.A. the Short Way" and "Bicycling California's Spine"). He originated a third guide, "The Pacific Crest Bicycle Trail," which was published by Bittersweet Publishing. He modified and further researched the PCBT for the Adventure Cycling Association, which mapped it and renamed it the Sierra Cascades bicycle touring route. All these books are out of print except "The Tri-X Chronicles." A collection of his 1960s photographs and his coverage of the band The Tubes can be viewed at A collection of his cameraphone photographs can be viewed at He loves to veggie and fruit garden; bicycle; kayak; operate ham radio; photograph; walk around Dixon, California (where he lives); watch great movies with his wife; and follow local politics.
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