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Mountain View in Santa Clara County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

The Mountain View Train Depot

City of Mountain View

 
 
The Mountain View Train Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, December 1, 2016
1. The Mountain View Train Depot Marker
Inscription. In 1888, at the request of local residents, the Southern Pacific Railroad built a depot at Mountain View Station, at a cost of $4,000. The second floor was used as living quarters for the station agent.
By 1892, ten passenger trains stopped daily at the station. Today the number has increased to 76 trains per day. By the late 1950's, the depot was in serious disrepair and in 1959 the Southern Pacific Railroad has it removed.
Today's modern recreation of the original train station building was dedicated on the City's Centennial - November 7, 2002.
 
Erected by City of Mountain View.
 
Location. 37° 23.698′ N, 122° 4.676′ W. Marker is in Mountain View, California, in Santa Clara County. Marker can be reached from West Evelyn Avenue near Castro Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 600 West Evelyn Avenue, Mountain View CA 94041, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mariano Castro Adobe (approx. 1.2 miles away); Shakey: The World's First Mobile Intelligent Robot, 1972 (approx. 1.4 miles away); Computer History Museum (approx. 1.4 miles away);
The Mountain View Train Depot and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, December 1, 2016
2. The Mountain View Train Depot and Marker
Site of Witness Tree (approx. 1 miles away); Shenandoah Plaza (approx. 1 miles away); First Commercially Practicable Integrated Circuit (approx. 2.3 miles away); Semiconductor Planar Process and Integrated Circuit, 1959 (approx. 2.3 miles away); Los Altos Elementary School (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mountain View.
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
The Mountain View Train Depot image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, December 1, 2016
3. The Mountain View Train Depot
The Mountain View Train Depot image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, December 1, 2016
4. The Mountain View Train Depot
The Mountain View Train Depot image. Click for full size.
By Unknown, circa 1890
5. The Mountain View Train Depot
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 2, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 1, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 234 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 1, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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