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Oceano in San Luis Obispo County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Southern Pacific Railroad Depot

 
 
Southern Pacific Railroad Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 23, 2017
1. Southern Pacific Railroad Depot Marker
Inscription.
Southern Pacific Railroad Depot
Oceano, California
1896 - 1973
The Oceano Depot served as a focal point for transportation, tourism & real estate promotion in the South County from 1896 until the 1950's. The existing structure, a "Combination 22" standard design by SP, replaced the original 1896 structure which burned in 1903. This combination passenger and freight depot was built in March 1904, and located 400 yards south of its present location. The building was closed in 1973 and moved to this site in 1978

Harold Guiton
1929 - 2001
Harold was a native son who understood the depot's importance in the founding of Oceano and dedicated over 25 years to the restoration of this historic structure. With gratitude this depot is dedicated to the memory of Harold Guiton, his love of Oceano and his never ending efforts to preserve our local history.
Placed by
Order of Minor Historians
C.L. Sonnichsen Chapter
San Luis Obispo, CA
SEPT / 2002

 
Erected 2002 by Order of Minor Historians, C.L. Sonnichsen Chapter.
 
Location. 35° 6.124′ N, 120° 37.029′ W. Marker is in Oceano, California, in San Luis Obispo County. Marker is at
Southern Pacific Railroad Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 23, 2017
2. Southern Pacific Railroad Depot Marker
the intersection of Cabrillo Hwy (California Route 1) and Tranquil Court, on the left when traveling north on Cabrillo Hwy. Touch for map. Located on the Oceano Train Depot. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1650 Front Street, Oceano CA 93445, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Oceano Depot (a few steps from this marker); Oceano Honor Roll (a few steps from this marker); Dr. Rudolf W. Gerber Memorial Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Pacific Coast Railway Right-Of-Way / A Terrible Tragedy (approx. 2.9 miles away); Pier Into The Past (approx. 8.7 miles away); Point San Luis Light Station (approx. 9.1 miles away); Rancho Nipomo (approx. 9.8 miles away); Pacific Coast Railway (approx. 11.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oceano.
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 24, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 24, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 104 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 24, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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