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Near Canyon Country in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Lang Southern Pacific Station

 
 
Lang Southern Pacific Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Konrad R Summers, August 1, 2008
1. Lang Southern Pacific Station Marker
Inscription. On September 5, 1876, Charles Crocker, President of the Southern Pacific Company, drove a gold spike here to complete his company's San Joaquin Valley Line, the first rail connection of Los Angeles with San Francisco and Transcontinental lines.
 
Erected 1957 by California State Parks Commision and The Historical Society of Southern California. (Marker Number 590.)
 
Location. 34° 25.869′ N, 118° 22.733′ W. Marker is near Canyon Country, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is on Lang Station Road 0.2 miles south of Soledad Canyon Road, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is semi-hidden behind a mobile unit, just before the railroad tracks on right (south) side of the road. Marker is at or near this postal address: 14000 Lang Station Road, Santa Clarita CA 91390, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Oak of the Golden Dream (approx. 6.3 miles away); a different marker also named Oak of the Golden Dream (approx. 6.3 miles away); a different marker also named Oak of the Golden Dream (approx. 7.4 miles away); Loop Fire
Lang Southern Pacific Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Konrad R Summers, August 1, 2008
2. Lang Southern Pacific Station Marker
(approx. 8.2 miles away); The San Fernando Pioneer Memorial Cemetery (approx. 8.6 miles away); Eternal Valley (approx. 8.7 miles away); Last Horse Drawn Hearse of Los Angeles County (approx. 8.7 miles away); Lyons Station (approx. 8.7 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society. The Historical Society's website offers links to additional information and vintage photos of the station, the town, and the people of Lang. (Submitted on May 13, 2010.) 

2. The Story of the Golden Spike. Former Governor, Leland Stanford, and Charles Crocker, who had supervised the building of the railroad from California eastward, and who was president of a newly acquired subsidiary, the Southern Pacific Railroad and another former governor, John G. Downey, a leading citizen of Los Angeles, worked out a deal for the Southern Pacific to build a line out of Los Angeles, to join with the Southern Pacific line then being built southward through the San Joaquin valley, connecting with the Central Pacific main line near Stockton. (Submitted on May 13, 2010.) 
 
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Location of Lang Station image. Click for full size.
By Konrad R Summers, August 1, 2008
3. Location of Lang Station
The station is gone, this is how the location looks today.
The loss of Lang Station led directly to the formation of the Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Konrad R Summers of Santa Clarita, California. This page has been viewed 2,830 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Konrad R Summers of Santa Clarita, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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