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

Santa Fe Railway

 
 
Santa Fe Railway Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, April 21, 2016
1. Santa Fe Railway Marker
Caption: The Santa Fe yard at Schmidt Lane circa 1969.
Inscription.  
Between 1904 and 1979, the Santa Fe Railway line was a busy place in El Cerrito. Santa Fe had two small stations and a three-track yard in the City. In this area, the railroad altered the creek channel. The presence of the railroad eventually influenced the location of the BART tracks in the 1960s.

 
Erected by El Cerrito Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the California - El Cerrito - San Pablo Avenue Historical-Cultural Pavers series list.
 
Location. 37° 55.848′ N, 122° 19.328′ W. Marker is in El Cerrito, California, in Contra Costa County. Marker is at the intersection of San Pablo Avenue and Ohio Avenue, on the right when traveling north on San Pablo Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 11952 San Pablo Avenue, El Cerrito CA 94530, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Japanese Nurseries (approx. Ό mile away); The Avenue (approx. 0.4 miles away); Summertime Fun in El Cerrito
Santa Fe Railway Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, April 21, 2016
2. Santa Fe Railway Marker
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(approx. 0.6 miles away); Stege Sanitary (approx. 0.8 miles away); Contra Costa Civic Theatre (approx. 0.8 miles away); Streetcars in El Cerrito (approx. 0.8 miles away); Little Italy (approx. 0.8 miles away); Harry Ells School (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in El Cerrito.
 
More about this marker. This marker is located at the entrance to Baxter Creek Gateway Park.
This marker is one of The City of El Cerrito's Historical-Cultural Pavers.
 
The final run of the Santa Fe Railway in El Cerrito image. Click for full size.
Photographed By West County Blog
3. The final run of the Santa Fe Railway in El Cerrito
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 26, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 27, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 365 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 27, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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Oct. 7, 2022