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

Monterey's Historic Railway -- from Passengers to Industry

 
 
Monterey's Historic Railway -from Passengers to Industry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, March 6, 2015
1. Monterey's Historic Railway -from Passengers to Industry Marker
Inscription. The Monterey and Salinas Valley Railroad, established in 1874, was Monterey's first rail connection to the outside world. Purchased by Southern Pacific in 1879, passenger service soon began allowing the development of Monterey as a tourist destination. The railroad also transported the many settlers to Monterey, including the first Italians to fish Monterey waters. During World War II, the Railroad played a key role in transporting the many troops who came to Fort Ord for basic training. The Southern Pacific Railroad was instrumental in Monterey Peninsula's growth and economic success. The Pacific Grove branch transported sand from Asilomar Beach and most of Monterey's fish canneries and warehouses were located adjacent to the tracks for direct loading onto freight cars for transport to market.

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Location. 36° 36.069′ N, 121° 53.472′ W. Marker is in Monterey, California, in Monterey County. Marker is on Figueroa Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Located as the The Wharf Marketplace. Marker is at or near this postal address: 290 Figueroa Street, Monterey CA 93940, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Local Railway Led the Way to America's Salad Bowl.
Monterey's Historic Railway -- from Passengers to Industry Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, March 6, 2015
2. Monterey's Historic Railway -- from Passengers to Industry Marker - Wide View
(a few steps from this marker); Monterey's Commercial Fishing Fleet (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Monterey and Salinas Valley Railroad (about 400 feet away); Monterey Harbor (about 800 feet away); Captain Don Gaspar de Portola (approx. 0.2 miles away); Monterey Customhouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); Custom House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rodriguez – Osio Adobe (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Monterey.
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
Monterey's Historic Railway -from Passengers to Industry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, March 6, 2015
3. Monterey's Historic Railway -from Passengers to Industry Marker
Monterey's Historic Railway -from Passengers to Industry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, March 6, 2015
4. Monterey's Historic Railway -from Passengers to Industry Marker
Monterey's Historic Railway -from Passengers to Industry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, March 6, 2015
5. Monterey's Historic Railway -from Passengers to Industry Marker
Monterey's historic depot, now called "The Wharf Marketplace" image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, March 6, 2015
6. Monterey's historic depot, now called "The Wharf Marketplace"
Monterey's Historic Railway -from Passengers to Industry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, March 6, 2015
7. Monterey's Historic Railway -from Passengers to Industry Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 198 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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