About the Author

Derek R. Whaley is a historian, librarian, and recent resident of Felton, California. He began researching the railroad lines of Santa Cruz County, California in 2011. He has since published two books, maintains a regularly-updated website, and oversees a rich local railroad history group on Facebook. Derek earned a doctorate in History at the University of Canterbury in 2018. He now lives in Auckland, New Zealand where he works as a research librarian.

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