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San Dimas in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Pacific Electric Station

 
 
Pacific Electric Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, February 15, 2021
1. Pacific Electric Station Marker
Inscription.  
The Pacific Electric Railroad completed a line into San Dimas in 1912. This branch of the line continued into Sycamore Canyon to service the rock quarry located just above todays San Dimas Canyon Park.

For many years, the Pacific Electric provided fast, efficient service for travelers throughout Southern California. Better roads, cars and the desire of some to sell products to the motoring public caused the Pacific Electric Railroad to gradually reduce service to outlying areas like San Dimas. By about 1960, the entire system had closed.
 
Erected by San Dimas Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceRailroads & StreetcarsSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 34° 6.612′ N, 117° 48.433′ W. Marker is in San Dimas, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is on San Dimas Avenue north of 3rd Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 319 N San Dimas Ave, San Dimas CA 91773, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this
Pacific Electric Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, February 15, 2021
2. Pacific Electric Station Marker
marker. The Union Church of San Dimas (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Baptist Church (about 600 feet away); Masonic Temple (about 600 feet away); First Residence in San Dimas (approx. 0.2 miles away); San Jose Division Headquarters (approx. 0.2 miles away); San Dimas Hotel (approx. 0.2 miles away); San Dimas Sheriff’s Station (approx. 0.2 miles away); San Dimas Garage (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Dimas.
 
Pacific Electric Tracks image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, February 15, 2021
3. Pacific Electric Tracks
A short section of railroad tracks, in the sidewalk near the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 23, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 20, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 39 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 20, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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