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San Juan Bautista in San Benito County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

San Juan Pacific Railway

 
 
San Juan Pacific Railway Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Francisco Sanchez Ruiz
1. San Juan Pacific Railway Marker
Inscription.  The San Juan Pacific Railway was incorporated May 4, 1907, becoming the California Central Railroad in 1912. Some of the locals referred to it as The San Juan Terrific. Built to haul the expected large quantities of Portland cement from the Old Mission Cement Company Plant nearby. The main line extended 7.94 miles from Chittenden to San Juan junction. Ceasing railroad operations in 1930, the track was ripped up after the last locomotive, Ocean Shore No. 5 was steamed up and shipped to Nevada in 1937. A narrow gauge 'road' reached the limestone quarry up the San Juan Canyon.
 
Erected 1993 by Monterey Viejo Chapter 1846 E Clampus Vitus.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list. A significant historical date for this entry is May 4, 1907.
 
Location. 36° 50.352′ N, 121° 31.895′ W. Marker is in San Juan Bautista, California, in San Benito County. Marker is on Old San Juan Hollister Road east of The Alameda, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map.
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Marker is in this post office area: San Juan Bautista CA 95045, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Anza House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Town Jail (approx. 0.4 miles away); Native Daughters Adobe (approx. 0.4 miles away); Castro - Breen Adobe (approx. 0.4 miles away); Veterans of the World War (approx. 0.4 miles away); Vicky’s Cottage (approx. half a mile away); Castro/Breen Adobe and Plaza Hotel (approx. half a mile away); San Juan Bautista Plaza Historic District (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Juan Bautista.
 
San Juan Pacific Railway Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Francisco Sanchez Ruiz
2. San Juan Pacific Railway Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 17, 2017. It was originally submitted on January 17, 2017, by Frank Gunshow Sanchez of Hollister, California. This page has been viewed 454 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 17, 2017, by Frank Gunshow Sanchez of Hollister, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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