|July 2016 (36.73152, -121.78169) UP Salinas River Bridge|
We begin our study at the north end of the river just before it empties into the Pacific. The Monterey Branch of the Southern Pacific Railroad opened in 1880 and served the canneries, packing houses, lumberyards, and army bases along the coast. It also provided a luxurious passenger train service between San Francisco and Pacific Grove, the 'Del Monte.' More information on this abandoned rail line is available online.
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