Laurel train memories

Laurel shack in downtown Laurel. Where's the train?

Laurel shack in downtown Laurel. Where’s the train?

I have no idea why there’s a small shack in Laurel. Maybe it’s a bus stop. Does a county bus go here? Or was it a train stop? I find that hard to believe because the train stopped running here in 1941 or so.

The Laurel train tunnel has never been easier to see from the road. Someone cleared out the brush leading to the tunnel. If you want to see what the original Old Santa Cruz Hwy looked like, cross Summit Road and continue to Hwy 17. It’s in amazingly good shape for being so old.

5 Responses to “Laurel train memories”

  1. Barry Chaffin Says:

    What route did you take that went through Laurel?

  2. Ray Hosler Says:

    Los Gatos Creek Trail, Alma Bridge Road, Aldercroft Heights Rd., Old Santa Cruz Hwy, Summit Rd.,San Jose-Soquel, Redwood Lodge Rd., Schulties Rd. Old Santa Cruz Hwy, home

  3. Sam Pederson Says:

    I LOVE these stories, and find them very inspirational. Thanks Ray.

  4. DB Phelps Says:

    VTA or METRO? I seem to remember VTA in our hills, even recall a “fairly” regular schedule up from Los Gatos by the post office. Wonder if that makes me old?

    • Ray Hosler Says:

      Good question. The Highway 17 Express is an Amtrak Thruway Motorcoach route provided by a consortium of entities that provides regional service between San Jose and Santa Cruz County in the South Bay of the San Francisco Bay Area. It is operated by the Santa Cruz Metropolitan Transit District.

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