Sunday, April 15, 2007

Where Was Strowbridge?

From: "Larry Mullaly"

I am finding that much of the construction work of the San Joaquin Valley RR and the early Southern Pacific both in the San Joaquin Valley and on the the lines south of Gilroy was subcontracted to the Turton & Knox Company rather than J.H. Strowbridge.

I believe that Strowbridge help build the "Oregon Road" to Red Bluff, but he seems idles for some of the time until summer of 1873 when he replaces Hyde in Southern California to build 50 miles of track.

Can anyone help fill in the picture?

—Larry Mullaly