Near Hesperia in San Bernardino County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Summit Train Station
The station was first named in 1887. This important railroad center began its decline in 1967 and no longer exists. Here, for over half a century, mighty steam engines thundered by in their battle to cross the menacing Cajon Pass. A few failed to make it.
Erected 1996 by Hesperia Recreation and Park District. (Marker Number 8.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars.
Location. 34° 19.508′ N, 117° 25.27′ W. Marker is near Hesperia, California, in San Bernardino County. Marker is at the intersection of California Route 138 and Summit Post Office Road, on the left when traveling east on State Route 138. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hesperia CA 92345, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Elliot Ranch (here, next to this marker); Santa Fe and Salt Lake Trail (approx. 2.9 miles away); Camp Cajon Monument (approx. 2.9 miles away); Mormon Pioneer Trail (approx. 3 miles away); Stoddard-Waite MonumentBlue Cut (approx. 4.6 miles away); Las Flores Ranch Barn (approx. 5.6 miles away); Las Flores Ranch / Mojave Trail (approx. 5.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hesperia.
Regarding Summit Train Station. Chard Walker, the station’s mailman and telegraph operator, lived in a converted funeral car called Descanso from the 1950s to 1960s. It is now restored to it original configuration and located at the Southern California Railway Museum in Perris, California.
Credits. This page was last revised on February 12, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 5, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 41 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on February 5, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. 4. submitted on February 8, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.