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On Palmer Gulch Trestle: RR Author John Schmale & Adventurer John Vonderlin Exchange Info

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Coastside Creeks: "I have fished almost all of them…"

Story by John Schmale Email John (outwest@sonic.net) Hello June, I read some posts on your site about fishing for trout in the coastal streams. I have fished almost all of them and have fond memories of picnics among the redwoods … Continue reading

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John Schmale: On Saving Ocean Shore Railway Cars

Hi June, Thank you for posting the Ocean Shore Stanley Steamer piece and the information about our new Petaluma & Santa Rosa Railway book. We enjoy your Coastside history articles. Much more history is lost than is saved. You are … Continue reading

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Railroad Historian John Schmale: Please call Copperfield's Books

Hello June, My name is Grace Bogart, and I handle events at Copperfield’s Books in Petaluma.  I found your website because I was Looking for John Schmale.  He has a new book coming out with Arcadia Prees about the Petaluma … Continue reading

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I Hear From Ocean Shore RR Historian John Schmale

“Rudy” Brandt A while back I posted a three-part short history of the Ocean Shore Railroad based on a 1980 interview I did with the colorful Ocean Shore Railroad historian, Randolph “Rudy” Brandt (his father had been an original investor … Continue reading

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