Santa Clara in Santa Clara County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Santa Clara Tower
Dedicated to Service and Safety
The tower was equipped with a 48 lever General Railway and Signal Model 2 electric interlocking machine. The design of this equipment prevented an unsafe route from being set by an operator.
The tower and adjacent structures have been restored by the South Bay Historical Railway Society.
This site commemorates all of the dedicated and hardworking men and women of the Southern Pacific Railroad.
October 12, 2002
Erected 2002 by Santa Clara City Council.
Location. 37° 21.224′ N, 121° 56.266′ W. Marker is in Santa Clara, California, in Santa Clara County. Marker is at the intersection of Benton Street and Railroad Avenue, on the left when traveling north on Benton Street. Click for map. Marker
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Santa Clara Interlocking Control Tower (here, next to this marker); Santa Clara Depot (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Santa Clara Depot (about 600 feet away); Santa Clara Mission (about 600 feet away); Santa Clara Women’s Club Adobe (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mission Santa Clara (approx. 0.3 miles away); S.E.S. (approx. 0.4 miles away); Parade of Champions (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Santa Clara.
Categories. • Railroads & Streetcars •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 255 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.