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

South Pacific Coast Railroad

 
 
South Pacific Coast Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 5, 2009
1. South Pacific Coast Railroad Marker
Inscription. Incorporated March 29, 1876, and financed by Comstock Lode money. Its northern terminus was San Francisco Ferry Building. Passengers were transported by ferry to Alameda where they boarded the cars for their 77.6 mile rail ride to Santa Cruz. In 1886, Benjamin Campbell gave this station site to the railroad, and on July 1, 1887, the line was leased to Southern Pacific Railroad
 
Erected 1980 by Mountain Charlie Chapter No. 1850, E. Clampus Vitus.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 37° 17.226′ N, 121° 56.508′ W. Marker is in Campbell, California, in Santa Clara County. Marker is at the intersection of East Campbell Avenue and Railroad Avenue, on the right when traveling east on East Campbell Avenue. Touch for map. WARNING: Fast moving VTA Light Rail Trains do not stop here. For your safety, keep away from the nearby tracks. Marker is in this post office area: Campbell CA 95008, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Agricultural Heritage Plaques (within shouting distance of this marker); Black Walnut Trees (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of J.C. Ainsley Packing Company
South Pacific Coast Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 5, 2009
2. South Pacific Coast Railroad Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Bank of Campbell (Farley Building) (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Farley Building (about 500 feet away); Bank of Campbell (about 600 feet away); Fire House #1 (about 600 feet away); Campbell Fire Station (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Campbell.
 
Also see . . .
1. The South Pacific Coast Railroad Narrow Gauge. The South Pacific Coast Railroad was probably the most successful narrow gauge railroad in California history. Built by Comstock Lode millionaire James Fair (known variously as either “Slippery Jim” or “Sunny Jim”) and his front man, Alfred “Hog” Davis, it ran from Alameda to Santa Cruz, a distance of 80 miles. (Submitted on November 6, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.) 

2. The SPCRR. Website of the Society for the Preservation of Carter Railroad Resources. (Submitted on November 6, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.) 
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 6, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,252 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 6, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.
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