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California Northern Railroad
The California Northern Railroad
California Northern Railroad
(reporting mark CFNR) is one of several Class III short-line railroad companies owned by Genesee & Wyoming, Inc. It operates over Southern Pacific Railroad
Southern Pacific Railroad
(SP) tracks (now Union Pacific
Union Pacific
Railroad) under a long-term lease. The CFNR was originally owned by the Park-Sierra Rail Group (owner David L. Parkinson of St. Helena, CA), who also owned the Arizona and California Railroad and the Puget Sound and Pacific Railroad. The CFNR was later sold to RailAmerica in 2002.[1] Genesee & Wyoming, another shortline holding company, bought RailAmerica in December 2012. The railroad transports mainly food and agricultural commodities, as well as stone products
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EMD GP15-1
The EMD GP15-1
EMD GP15-1
is a 4-axle diesel-electric locomotive built by General Motors Electro-Motive Division between June 1976 and March 1982. Intended to provide an alternative to the rebuilding programs that many railroads were applying to their early road switchers, it is generally employed as a yard switcher or light road switcher. This locomotive is powered by a 12-cylinder EMD 645E
EMD 645E
engine, which generates 1,500 hp (1,119 kW). The GP15-1 uses a 50-foot-9-inch (15.47 m) frame, has a wheelbase of 29 ft 9 in (9.07 m) and has a length over couplers of 54 ft 11 in (16.74 m). A total of 310 units were built for American railroads. A number of GP15-1s remain in service today for yard work and light road duty
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Crows Landing, California
Crows Landing is a census-designated place (CDP) in Stanislaus County, California.[2] Crows Landing is about 6 miles (9.7 km) southeast of Patterson. It also gives its name to a brand of wine produced in the area. Crows Landing sits at an elevation of 128 feet (39 m).[2] The 2010 United States
United States
census reported Crows Landing's population was 355.Contents1 History 2 Geography 3 Demographics 4 ReferencesHistory[edit] Crows Landing was founded on the San Joaquin River, as a river landing or crossing, by the Crow family
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Adams, California
Adams Springs is an unincorporated community in Lake County, California.[1] It is located 3 miles (4.8 km) north of Whispering Pines,[2] at an elevation of 2815 feet (858 m).[1] A post office operated at Adams from 1908 to 1960.[2] The name honors Charles Adams, who bought the site in 1869.[2] By 1910, a resort at Adams could accommodate 400 people, and a new hotel was constructed in 1927.[2] References[edit]^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Adams, California ^ a b c d Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 7
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Dunnigan, California
Dunnigan (formerly, Antelope) is a census-designated place in Yolo County, California
California
on Interstate 5. The population was 1,416 at the 2010 census. Dunnigan's ZIP code
ZIP code
is 95937 and its area code 530. It lies at an elevation of 69 feet (21 m).Contents1 History 2 Geography2.1 Climate3 Demographics3.1 2010 3.2 20004 References 5 External linksHistory[edit] The town of Dunnigan was founded as Antelope by two early settlers, J. S. Copp and Jolin Wilson. During the year 1853 they were living down nearer the Sacramento River, but the winter flood washed them on to higher ground and they settled on new claims here. Next year, A. W. Dunnigan, a Yolo County postal worker, came and gave name to the place. With him were Henry Yarick and Abial Barker, the former going into the hotel business with Dunnigan, the inn being known as "Dunnigan's." Other neighbors were Irving W. and William Brownell, Isaac Rice, D. T
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Zamora, California
Coordinates: 38°47′48″N 121°52′55″W / 38.79667°N 121.88194°W / 38.79667; -121.88194ZamoraUnincorporated communityZamoraLocation in California Show map of CaliforniaZamoraZamora (the US) Show map of the USCoordinates: 38°47′48″N 121°52′55″W / 38.79667°N 121.88194°W / 38.79667; -121.88194Country United StatesState CaliforniaCounty Yolo CountyElevation[1] 52 ft (16 m)Zamora (formerly, Black's, Blacks, Black's Station, Blacks Station,[2] and Prairie[3]) is an unincorporated community in rural Yolo County, California, U.S., on Interstate 5
Interstate 5
due west of Knights Landing. Its ZIP code is 95698 and its area code 530. It is in the northern part of the county
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Dufour, California
Coordinates: 38°45′43″N 121°50′35″W / 38.76194°N 121.84306°W / 38.76194; -121.84306DufourUnincorporated communityDufourLocation in California Show map of CaliforniaDufourDufour (the US) Show map of the USCoordinates: 38°45′43″N 121°50′35″W / 38.76194°N 121.84306°W / 38.76194; -121.84306Country United StatesState CaliforniaCounty Yolo CountyElevation[1] 69 ft (21 m)Dufour is an unincorporated community in Yolo County, California. It is located on the Southern Pacific Railroad
Southern Pacific Railroad
11 miles (18 km) southeast of Dunnigan,[2] at an elevation of 69 feet (21 m). References[edit]^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Dufour, California ^ Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 479
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Yolo, California
Yolo (formerly Cacheville, Cochran's Crossing, Cochranes Crossing, Hutton's Ranch, and Travelers Home) is an unincorporated community and census-designated place[3] in Yolo County, California. It is located 4.9 miles northwest of the county seat, Woodland. Yolo's ZIP Code
ZIP Code
is 95697 and its area code 530. It lies at an elevation of 82 feet (25 m). The population was 452 at the 2010 census.Contents1 Education 2 Geography2.1 Climate3 Demographics 4 References 5 External linksEducation[edit] Cache Creek High School, a continuation high school named after the nearby stream of water, is located in Yolo and is a part of the Woodland Joint Unified School District
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UPRR
1862–present (legacy)First (original) company, Union Pacific Rail Road: 1862-1880 Second company, Union Pacific Railway: 1880-1897 Third company, Union Pacific Railroad (Mark I): 1897-1998 Fourth company, Union Pacific Railroad (Mark II): 1969-present (the fourth company began as the Southern Pacific Transportation Company, the last incarnation of the Southern Pacific railroad which lasted from 1969-1998; became the fourth Union Pacific railroad in 1998 during the UP-SP merger)Track gauge 4 ft 8 1⁄2 in (1,435 mm)Length 32,100 miles (51,660 km)Headquarters 1400 Douglas Street Omaha, NebraskaWebsite www.up.comThe Union Pacific Railroad (reporting mark UP) (or Union Pacific Railroad Company and simply Union Pacific) is a freight hauling railroad that operates 8,500 locomotives over 32,100 route-miles in 23 states west of Chicago and New Orleans
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Tracy, California
Tracy is the second most populated city in San Joaquin County, California, United States. The population was 82,922 at the 2010 census. Tracy is located inside a geographic triangle formed by Interstate 205 on the north side of the city, Interstate 5
Interstate 5
to the east, and Interstate 580 to the southwest; this has given rise to Tracy's motto, now recorded on the city's website: "Think Inside the Triangle".[10]Contents1 History 2 Geography and environment2.1 Tire fire, South of Tracy3 Demographics3.1 2010 3.2 20004 Government and infrastructure 5 School districts 6 Transportation6.1 Public transportation 6.2 Major highways 6.3 Aviation7 Local media 8 Sister cities 9 Media exposure 10 Notable people 11 See also 12 References 13 External linksHistory[edit] Up until the 1860s the area that is now the city of Tracy was populated by the Yokuts
Yokuts
tribe of Native Americans
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Vernalis, California
Vernalis is an unincorporated community in San Joaquin County, California, United States. Vernalis is located on California
California
State Route 33 10.5 miles (16.9 km) southeast of Tracy. Vernalis has a post office with ZIP code
ZIP code
95385.[2] The first post office in the area opened under the name of San Joaquin in 1851; that post office closed in 1852, reopened in 1874, and was moved 3 miles (4.8 km) southwest in 1888, after which its name was changed to Vernalis.[3] References[edit]^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Vernalis, California ^ ZIP Code Lookup ^ Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Quill Driver Books. p. 842
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Patterson, California
Patterson is a city in Stanislaus County, California, United States, located off Interstate 5. It is 27 miles southeast of Tracy and is part of the Modesto Metropolitan Statistical Area. Patterson is known as the " Apricot
Apricot
Capital of the World"; the town holds an annual Apricot
Apricot
Fiesta to celebrate with many drinks, food, desserts and games
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Newman, California
Newman is a city in Stanislaus County, California, United States. The population was 10,224 at the 2010 census, up from 7,093 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Modesto Metropolitan Statistical Area. Founded by Simon Newman in 1888, the City of Newman is part of the West Side of California's central valley. Known for its annual Fall Festival and small town charm, the City of Newman retains its rural flavor while keeping up with larger more-urbanized communities.[4] The city is under a mandate from the county’s Local Agency Formation Commission to adopt an agricultural land preservation strategy
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Arbuckle, California
Arbuckle is a census-designated place (CDP) in Colusa County, California, United States. The population was 3,028 at the 2010 census, up from 2,332 at the 2000 census. Arbuckle is situated in the southerly portion of Colusa County, approximately 20 miles (32 km) southwest of the City of Colusa, the county seat. The town is characterized by single-family residences, multiple-family units, some mobile homes, and commercial activities. Land surrounding Arbuckle is mostly agriculture including cultivated annual crops, and both active and unmaintained orchards (primarily almond). Regional access is provided by the north-south running Interstate 5.Contents1 Geography 2 History 3 Notable people 4 Demographics4.1 2010 4.2 20005 Politics 6 ReferencesGeography[edit] According to the United States
United States
Census
Census
Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.8 square miles (4.7 km2), all of it land
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Ingomar, California
Ingomar is an unincorporated community in Merced County, California.[1] It is located on the Southern Pacific Railroad 10.5 miles (17 km) northwest of Los Banos,[2] at an elevation of 92 feet (28 m).[1] A post office operated at Ingomar from 1890 to 1921.[2] The name was probably from the 1842 German play Ingomar, the Barbarian by Baron Eligius Franz Joseph von Münch-Bellinghausen, a popular work in the dramatic canon in the late 19th century.[2] References[edit]^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Ingomar, California ^ a b c Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 786
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