Newark in Alameda County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Erected 1970 by E Clampus Vitus, Joaquin Murrieta Chapter No. 13.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Railroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list.
Location. 37° 31.767′ N, 122° 2.382′ W. Marker is in Newark, California, in Alameda County. Marker is on Thornton Avenue near Sycamore Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7388 Thornton Avenue, Newark CA 94560, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ardenwood Historic Farm / George Washington Patterson Ranch (approx. 2 miles away); Leal Tank House (approx. The Chadbourne Carriage House (approx. 3.2 miles away); Pioneer Schoolhouse & Chapel (approx. 3.7 miles away); Mormon Pioneers / Mormon Pioneer Adobes (approx. 4˝ miles away); Essanay Film Studio (approx. 4.6 miles away); Essanay Studio Site (approx. 4.7 miles away); “The Bankers Building” (approx. 4.7 miles away).
Regarding Carter Brothers. This marker is on the south side of Thornton Avenue, just east of the railroad tracks.
Also see . . . Carter Brothers, Builders -- Mid-continent Railway Museum. By 1885, Carter Brothers had produced more than 600 cars for the SPCRR. They specialized in narrow gauge equipment, but also built horse cars, cable cars, a few electrics, turntables, water tanks and some standard gauge equipment, and at least one interurban. One authority estimates they built about 5,000 cars in a little over 28 years... (Submitted on April 28, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 28, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 396 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 28, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.