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Near Canyon Country in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Lang Station

 
 
Lang Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, May 11, 2019
1. Lang Station Marker
Inscription.  On this exact site (or hereabouts) 100 years ago, Clamper Charles Crocker drove a spike of pure California gold, completing the Southern Pacific Railroad link between San Francisco & Los Angeles, Queen of Counties.
 
Erected 1976 by E Clampus Vitus Platrix Chapter No. 2.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 34° 25.966′ N, 118° 22.59′ W. Marker is near Canyon Country, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker can be reached from Lang Station Road 0.4 miles east of Soledad Canyon Road, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Located 0.2 mi. past the railroad crossing, next to the tracks. Marker is at or near this postal address: 14000 Lang Station Rd, Santa Clarita CA 91390, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Chinese Railroad Workers (here, next to this marker); Lang Southern Pacific Station (approx. 0.2 miles away); Toney Residence (approx. 5 miles away); Oak of the Golden Dream
Lang Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, May 11, 2019
2. Lang Station Marker
The marker is on the right. On the left is a tribute to Chinese Railroad Workers.
(approx. 6.4 miles away); a different marker also named Oak of the Golden Dream (approx. 6.4 miles away); Firefighters (approx. 7.2 miles away); a different marker also named Oak of the Golden Dream (approx. 7˝ miles away); Lest We Forget (approx. 7.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Canyon Country.
 
Regarding Lang Station. This is the original location of the Lang Southern Pacific Station marker, which was relocated nearby for easier public access after the station was demolished.

The Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society was formed in part because of the demolition of Lang Station.
 
Also see . . .  Centennial Marker Unveiling. (Submitted on May 11, 2019.)
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
Lang Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, May 11, 2019
3. Lang Station Marker
Lang Station and Original Marker image. Click for full size.
circa 1960
4. Lang Station and Original Marker
50 years later: <i>View of William Crocker as he prepares to drive a rail spike...</i> image. Click for full size.
courtesy of the Univ. of Southern California Libraries and the California Historical Society, September 5, 1926
5. 50 years later: View of William Crocker as he prepares to drive a rail spike...
Full title is: View of William Crocker as he prepares to drive a rail spike at the recreation of the driving of the final spike on Southern Pacific's Los Angeles-San Francisco line, September 5, 1926

"A crowd stands around William Crocker, son of Charles Crocker, who stands on the train tracks at the center of the image, hammer poised to re-enact the driving of the final spike on the Los Angeles-San Francisco link of the Southern Pacific railroad. Onlookers include Los Angeles mayor George Cryer, who stands on the train in the left centerground, wearing glasses and a light-colored jacket, and San Francisco mayor "Sunny Jim" Rolph, who stands at the right foreground, holding a light-colored hat." - USC Library

 
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Credits. This page was last revised on May 15, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 11, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 76 times since then. Last updated on May 15, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 11, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.   5. submitted on May 14, 2019. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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