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Martinez in Contra Costa County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Martinez Train Depot

Dedicated September 22, 2001

 
 
Martinez Train Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 31, 2016
1. Martinez Train Depot Marker
Inscription.  The City of Martinez has been the home of a train station along the waterfront for 125 years. The first station (approximately 200 yards to the east of this site) was erected in 1876 and closed in 2001 when this station was opened.
More than 1,000 Chinese laborers, who one live in a tent city near this spot blasted hillsides, built tunnels and bridges, eventually connecting this line with the Oakland Ferry Wharf in 1878.
This plaque was made possible with input from the Martinez Historical Society and cooperation of Mayor Michael M. Menesini.
 
Erected 2001 by E Clampus Vitus, Joaquin Murrieta Chapter No. 13.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Asian AmericansRailroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list.
 
Location. 38° 1.128′ N, 122° 8.332′ W. Marker is in Martinez, California, in Contra Costa County. Marker can be reached from Marina Vista Avenue near Castro Street, on the right when traveling
Martinez Train Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 31, 2016
2. Martinez Train Depot Marker
Martinez Amtrak Station in the background.
west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 601 Marina Vista Avenue, Martinez CA 94553, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 410 Alhambra (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); 424 Alhambra (about 500 feet away); Pony Express Ferry "Carquinez" (about 500 feet away); 502 Alhambra (about 500 feet away); Martinez Troops-In-Transit Canteen (about 600 feet away); Original Costanza Macaroni Factory (about 600 feet away); 516 Alhambra (about 600 feet away); 413-419 Marina Vista (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Martinez.
 
More about this marker. This marker is in the Amtrak parking lot.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. The original Southern Pacific Railroad Station
 
The original Martinez Train Depot image. Click for full size.
By Robert A. Campbell, 1953
3. The original Martinez Train Depot
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 1, 2017. It was originally submitted on April 2, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 309 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 2, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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