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

Santa Clara Depot

 
 
Santa Clara Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 5, 2009
1. Santa Clara Depot Marker
Inscription. The Santa Clara Depot, built in 1864, was an original waystation on the San Francisco & San Jose Railroad Line. Originally built on the east side of the tracks, the depot was moved in 1877 to its present location so it would be on the same side of the tracks as the city and the university.

It is the oldest passenger depot still in use in California. The structure was placed on the National Register of Historic Places, February 28, 1985.

Restored in 1986 by South Bay Historical Railroad Society
Placed by the Historical and Landmarks Commission 1987
 
Erected 1987 by Historical and Landmarks Commission.
 
Location. 37° 21.186′ N, 121° 56.191′ W. Marker is in Santa Clara, California, in Santa Clara County. Marker can be reached from Railroad Avenue near El Camino Real (California Highway 82). Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1005 Railroad Avenue, Santa Clara CA 95050, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Santa Clara Depot (within shouting distance of this marker); Santa Clara Tower (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Santa Clara Interlocking Control Tower
Santa Clara Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 5, 2009
2. Santa Clara Depot Marker
(about 400 feet away); Santa Clara Mission (about 500 feet away); Santa Clara Women’s Club Adobe (approx. ¼ mile away); Mission Santa Clara (approx. 0.3 miles away); S.E.S. (approx. half a mile away); Senator Franck House Site (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Santa Clara.
 
Also see . . .
1. History of the Depot. (Submitted on November 9, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
2. The National Park Service – Santa Clara Depot. This depot has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places. (Submitted on November 9, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.) 
 
Categories. Notable BuildingsRailroads & Streetcars
 
Santa Clara Depot image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 5, 2009
3. Santa Clara Depot
Santa Clara Depot image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 5, 2009
4. Santa Clara Depot
Rail Car on Display image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 5, 2009
5. Rail Car on Display
Original Track Bed of the Railroad image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 5, 2009
6. Original Track Bed of the Railroad
Modern tracks are seen in the background.
Santa Clara Enterlocking Tower image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 5, 2009
7. Santa Clara Enterlocking Tower
The Santa Clara Interlocking Tower is one of two unmodified Harriman Standard #4 towers in California. It was built in 1926.
Restoration of the Tower is in process.
Maintenance-of-Way (MoW) Speeder Shed image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 5, 2009
8. Maintenance-of-Way (MoW) Speeder Shed
The Two Bay Speeder Shed was built in 1926.
Tracks Leading to Speeder Shed image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 5, 2009
9. Tracks Leading to Speeder Shed
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 9, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 655 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on November 9, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.
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