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Monterey in Monterey County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Depots

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, February 25, 2013
1. Depots Marker
Captions: Hotel Del Monte, Monterey, California (upper left); December 1935 Timetable (lower, left); Passengers at Del Monte Hotel Station c. 1880’s (lower, right).
Inscription. The first stop in Monterey for those traveling by train from San Francisco was the Del Monte station located between the bay and Hotel Del Monte. Only those passengers who were guests of the hotel detrained there. The foundation of this depot is still visible today in front of the (old) Hotel Del Monte, which is now used by the United States Navy as a part of the Naval Postgraduate School.

The other passengers continued past the freight warehouse to the Monterey passenger depot, which was the terminus for those arriving in Monterey. Its location provided a spectacular view of the bay and convenient access to the downtown area. The appearance of the freight warehouse and passenger depot buildings has been altered by renovations done over the years. However, the history that these buildings represents remains in their classic design origins.

These depots are important to Monterey’s past. The passenger depot represents the growth of tourism and local population, while the freight depot signifies merchants and industry.
 
Location. 36° 36.021′ N, 121° 52.476′ W. Marker is in Monterey, California, in Monterey County. Marker can be reached from Del Monte Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. This marker is located
Depots Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, February 25, 2013
2. Depots Marker
From Rails to Trails.
next to the Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail at the parking lot opposite the entrance to the Naval Postgraduate School. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1949 Del Monte Avenue, Monterey CA 93940, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. French Consulate (approx. 0.7 miles away); Juan Bautista de Anza (approx. 0.9 miles away); Orientations At The Marsh Building (approx. 0.9 miles away); Casa Buelna (approx. 0.9 miles away); San Carlos Parish Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.9 miles away); Monterey's Historic Railway -- from Passengers to Industry (approx. 0.9 miles away); American Revolutionary War Historical Site (approx. 0.9 miles away); De Anza Expedition (approx. 0.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Monterey.
 
Also see . . .  The Monterey Branch - Abandoned Rails. The Monterey Branch was built in 1879 and opened to traffic on January 1, 1880; it linked San Francisco to the Hotel Del Monte and Pebble Beach. It branched from the Southern Pacific Coast Line main line from a wye at Castroville, just north of Salinas. (Submitted on February 26, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
Some track still remain. image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, February 25, 2013
3. Some track still remain.
The Hotel Del Monte Station foundation image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, February 25, 2013
4. The Hotel Del Monte Station foundation
The Hotel Del Monte Station Foundation image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, February 25, 2013
5. The Hotel Del Monte Station Foundation
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 234 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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