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

Niles Canyon Railway

 
 
Niles Canyon Railway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 6, 2009
1. Niles Canyon Railway Marker
Inscription. In 1869, the first Transcontinental Railroad passed this spot on its way to the shore of the San Francisco Bay. In 1984 the Southern Pacific Railroad abandoned this historic line between Niles and Tracy, California.

Volunteers of the Pacific Locomotive Association have rebuilt the portion of the line between Sunol and Niles, so that future generations may enjoy a ride over this important link in America’s Railroad heritage.

Dedicated to commemorate the one hundred and
twenty-fifth anniversary of the completion of the original Transcontinental Railroad

 
Erected 1994 by Joaquin Murrieta Chapter 13, E Clampus Vitus.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus, and the Transcontinental Railroad marker series.
 
Location. 37° 35.646′ N, 121° 53.328′ W. Marker is in Sunol, California, in Alameda County. Marker can be reached from Kilkare Road near Main Street, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6 Kilkare Road, Sunol CA 94586, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sunol (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sunol Water Temple
Niles Canyon Railway Depot in Sunol and the Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 6, 2009
2. Niles Canyon Railway Depot in Sunol and the Marker
(approx. 0.6 miles away); De Anza Expedition 1775 - 1776 (approx. 4.5 miles away); World War II War Memorial (approx. 4.5 miles away); Mission San José (approx. 4.5 miles away); Washington Hotel (approx. 4.6 miles away); Ehrman General Store (approx. 4.6 miles away); Rancho El Valle de San Jose (approx. 4.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Sunol.
 
Also see . . .  Railroading History in Niles Canyon. (Submitted on November 14, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
Sunol Depot Sign image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 6, 2009
3. Sunol Depot Sign
Niles Canyon Railway Depot in Sunol image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 6, 2009
4. Niles Canyon Railway Depot in Sunol
The Niles Canyon Railway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 15, 2013
5. The Niles Canyon Railway Marker
A photo of the marker showing that the rock base has been broken and the marker is knocked over.
Niles Canyon Railway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 8, 2013
6. Niles Canyon Railway Marker
The marker and rock base have been repaired.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,368 times since then and 52 times this year. Last updated on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   5. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.   6. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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