“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Emeryville in Alameda County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)

California & Nevada Railroad

1884 – 1903

California & Nevada Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 7, 2014
1. California & Nevada Railroad Marker
Inscription. A 3 foot narrow gauge railroad starting on land owned by Joseph E. Emery, later president and founder of the City of Emeryville.

The line started at 40th and San Pablo, extended through Berkeley and up San Pablo Creek to Bryant (Orinda) 23 miles hauling farm products and passengers mostly on picnic specials.

The Santa Fe Railway purchased the C&N RR on March 17, 1903. The first through train ran into Emeryville May 16, 1904, completing the Santa Fe line to Chicago. Passenger service on the C&N right of way ended June 15, 1958 and freight service was discontinued on May 12, 1979
Erected 1998 by California-Nevada Railroad Historical Society.
Location. 37° 50.426′ N, 122° 17.519′ W. Marker is in Emeryville, California, in Alameda County. Marker can be reached from Horton Street near 59th Street, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5885 Horton Street, Emeryville CA 94608, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Oakland Ball Park (approx. 0.8 miles away); Moving Shoreline (approx. 0.9 miles away); Black Panther Party Stoplight
California & Nevada Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 7, 2014
2. California & Nevada Railroad Marker
Marker is visible mounted on the far left of the Emeryville Amtrack Station.
(approx. one mile away); Key Route Terminal (approx. one mile away); Philadelphia Quartz Company (approx. one mile away); Site of Pump House - Peet Brothers/Colgate Palmolive (approx. 1.1 miles away); Frances Albrier (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Black Panther's First Office (approx. 1.2 miles away but has been reported missing). Click for a list of all markers in Emeryville.
More about this marker. This marker is found on the track side of the Amtrak Station.
Also see . . .  California and Nevada Railroad - Wikipedia. The California and Nevada Railroad was a 3 ft (914 mm) narrow gauge steam railroad which ran in the East Bay of the San Francisco Bay Area in the late 19th century. It was incorporated on March 25, 1884. J.S. Emery was listed as the railroad's president, for which present day Emeryville is named. On March 1, 1885 the track was completed between Oakland and San Pablo via Emeryville. (Submitted on March 18, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 481 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. 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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