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Near Canyon Country in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Lang Southern Pacific Station

 
 
Lang Southern Pacific Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Konrad R Summers, August 1, 2008
1. Lang Southern Pacific Station Marker
Inscription.  On September 5, 1876, Charles Crocker, President of the Southern Pacific Company, drove a gold spike here to complete his company's San Joaquin Valley Line, the first rail connection of Los Angeles with San Francisco and Transcontinental lines.
 
Erected 1957 by California State Parks Commision and The Historical Society of Southern California. (Marker Number 590.)
 
Location. 34° 25.869′ N, 118° 22.733′ W. Marker is near Canyon Country, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is on Lang Station Road 0.2 miles south of Soledad Canyon Road, on the right when traveling east. Marker is just before the railroad tracks on right (south) side of the road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 14000 Lang Station Rd, Santa Clarita CA 91390, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lang Station (approx. 0.2 miles away); Chinese Railroad Workers (approx. 0.2 miles away); Toney Residence (approx. 5.2 miles away); Oak of the Golden Dream
Lang Southern Pacific Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Konrad R Summers, August 1, 2008
2. Lang Southern Pacific Station Marker
(approx. 6.3 miles away); a different marker also named Oak of the Golden Dream (approx. 6.3 miles away); Firefighters (approx. 7.2 miles away); a different marker also named Oak of the Golden Dream (approx. 7.4 miles away); Lest We Forget (approx. 7.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Canyon Country.
 
Also see . . .
1. Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society. The Historical Society's website offers links to additional information and vintage photos of the station, the town, and the people of Lang. (Submitted on May 13, 2010.) 

2. The Story of the Golden Spike. Former Governor, Leland Stanford, and Charles Crocker, who had supervised the building of the railroad from California eastward, and who was president of a newly acquired subsidiary, the Southern Pacific Railroad and another former governor, John G. Downey, a leading citizen of Los Angeles, worked out a deal for the Southern Pacific to build a line out of Los Angeles, to join with the Southern Pacific line then being built southward through the San Joaquin valley, connecting with the Central Pacific main line near Stockton. (Submitted on May 13, 2010.) 

3. Lang Station Landmark Plaque
Lang Southern Pacific Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, August 24, 2018
3. Lang Southern Pacific Station Marker
. Article from the Santa Clarita Valley History website on this marker and the town of Lang. Excerpt:
The location was already known as "Lang," as it was the place where homesteader John Lang had built a hotel in 1871 where health-conscious patrons could enjoy his hot, sulfurous springs (ergo, Sulphur Springs).
(Submitted on September 7, 2019.) 
 
Categories. Notable EventsRailroads & Streetcars
 
Lang Station and Marker image. Click for full size.
circa 1960
4. Lang Station and Marker
This is 1,000 feet east of where the marker is today.
Lang Station Location Today image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, August 24, 2018
5. Lang Station Location Today
The monument at lower left has two 1976 centennial markers, one honors the Chinese laborers who built the railroads, and the other marks the exact location of Lang Station.
Location of Lang Station marker image. Click for full size.
By Konrad R Summers, August 1, 2008
6. Location of Lang Station marker
The station is gone, this is how the location looks today.
The loss of Lang Station led directly to the formation of the Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society.
 

More. Search the internet for Lang Southern Pacific Station.
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 11, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 13, 2010, by Konrad R Summers of Santa Clarita, California. This page has been viewed 3,065 times since then and 106 times this year. Last updated on August 24, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page was the Marker of the Week September 8, 2019. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 13, 2010, by Konrad R Summers of Santa Clarita, California.   3, 4, 5. submitted on August 24, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.   6. submitted on May 13, 2010, by Konrad R Summers of Santa Clarita, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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