Walnut Creek in Contra Costa County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Oakland, Antioch & Eastern Railway
California at Civic Drive
— 1911 —
Erected by Walnut Creek Historical Society. (Marker Number 184.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the California - Walnut Creek Heritage Walk series list.
Location. 37° 54.078′ N, 122° 3.816′ W. Marker is in Walnut Creek, California, in Contra Costa County. Marker is on Civic Drive near North California Boulevard, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1646 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek CA 94596, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Civic Arts Theatre ("Nuthouse") (within shouting distance of this marker); Walnut Growers; Processing Plant (within shouting distance of this marker); Hagstrom's MarketCivic Art Theatre ("Nuthouse") (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Paul's Mission Chapel (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lommel's Creamery & Greyhound Bus Depot (about 400 feet away); El Rey Theatre (about 500 feet away); Carnegie Library (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Walnut Creek.
More about this marker. This marker is a part of the Walnut Creek Heritage Walk.
Also see . . . Sacramento Northern Railway - Western Railway Museum. The Sacramento Northern resulted from merging two separate electric interurban lines. Northern Electric Company started building from Chico to Sacramento in 1905. The Oakland and Antioch Railway started construction in 1910. As the Oakland, Antioch, and Eastern it reached Sacramento in 1913. Both Northern Electric and the Oakland and Antioch line went through a number of corporate reorganizations and name changes. (Submitted on April 10, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 10, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 329 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 10, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.