Ventura and Ojai Valley Railroad

The Ventura and Ojai Valley Railroad gave Ojai, California, a connection to the national rail network Pacific Coast Line at Ventura Junction.wikipedia
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Ojai, California

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The Ventura and Ojai Valley Railroad gave Ojai, California, a connection to the national rail network Pacific Coast Line at Ventura Junction.
The Ventura and Ojai Valley Railroad connected Ojai to the national rail network near Ventura station in 1898.

Ventura station

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Ventura Junction was located at Southern Pacific Railroad milepost (MP) 397.3 a short distance west of Ventura station.
Ventura Junction where the Ventura and Ojai Valley Railroad Company branched off up along the Ventura River is just west of the station.

Wadstrom, California

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The railway required grades as steep as three percent following the Ventura River upstream through Chrisman, Wadstrom, Ortonville, and then turning east through Mira Monte into Ojai.
Wadstrom was served by the 20th century Ventura and Ojai Valley Railroad.

Mira Monte, California

Mira Monte
The railway required grades as steep as three percent following the Ventura River upstream through Chrisman, Wadstrom, Ortonville, and then turning east through Mira Monte into Ojai.
Mira Monte was served by the Ventura and Ojai Valley Railroad from 1898 to 1969.

Ventura River

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The railway required grades as steep as three percent following the Ventura River upstream through Chrisman, Wadstrom, Ortonville, and then turning east through Mira Monte into Ojai.
The Ventura River Parkway Trail was built on an abandoned railroad spur (CA_VEN-1109H) that was constructed by the Ventura and Ojai Valley Railroad in 1898 and acquired by Southern Pacific in 1899.

Ortonville, California

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The railway required grades as steep as three percent following the Ventura River upstream through Chrisman, Wadstrom, Ortonville, and then turning east through Mira Monte into Ojai.
All three were served by the 20th century Ventura and Ojai Valley Railroad.

Weldons, California

Weldons
Trains leaving Ojai at 07:20 and 16:00 made passenger stops at Grant (near Rotary Community Park), Tico, Las Cross, and Weldons before turning around at Ventura to return to Ojai at 13:00 and 20:15.
Weldons was a passenger stop on the Ventura and Ojai Valley Railroad from 1898 to the early 1930s.

Coast Line (UP)

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The Ventura and Ojai Valley Railroad gave Ojai, California, a connection to the national rail network Pacific Coast Line at Ventura Junction.

Southern Pacific Transportation Company

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Ventura Junction was located at Southern Pacific Railroad milepost (MP) 397.3 a short distance west of Ventura station.

Olive oil extraction

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Sources of freight included the Ojai Olive Company olive oil extraction plant built near the Ojai depot in 1901, and the Ojai Orange Association citrus packing house built on the east side of Bryant Street about 1910.

Packing house

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Sources of freight included the Ojai Olive Company olive oil extraction plant built near the Ojai depot in 1901, and the Ojai Orange Association citrus packing house built on the east side of Bryant Street about 1910.

World War II

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The packing house was handling from fifteen to twenty percent of the Ventura County citrus production before World War II, and a Shell Oil refinery near the Ventura River shipped refined petroleum products from the Ventura Oil Field.

Oil refinery

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The packing house was handling from fifteen to twenty percent of the Ventura County citrus production before World War II, and a Shell Oil refinery near the Ventura River shipped refined petroleum products from the Ventura Oil Field.

Ventura Oil Field

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The packing house was handling from fifteen to twenty percent of the Ventura County citrus production before World War II, and a Shell Oil refinery near the Ventura River shipped refined petroleum products from the Ventura Oil Field.

Pineapple Express

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A Pineapple Express beginning on 18 January 1969 caused the largest and most damaging recorded flood on the Ventura River watershed.