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Oakland in Alameda County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Western Union Railroad Depot

1910 – 1975

 

—Oakland Landmark —

 
Western Union Railroad Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, February 24, 2014
1. Western Union Railroad Depot Marker
Inscription. First Western Pacific transcontinental passenger train drawn by Engine No. 94 arrived in Oakland via Scenic Feather River Route August 22, 1910. Famed California Zephyr began operation in 1949. Adapted to restaurant in 1975.
 
Erected 1975 by Landmarks Preservation Advisory Board.
 
Location. 37° 47.835′ N, 122° 16.601′ W. Marker is in Oakland, California, in Alameda County. Marker is on 3rd Street near Washington Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 468 3rd Street, Oakland CA 94607, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Estuary Industry (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Oakland's First Public School (about 600 feet away but has been reported missing); Live Oak Lodge U.D (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Port of Oakland (approx. 0.2 miles away); Oakland Railroad History (approx. 0.2 miles away); Oakland's First Wharf (approx. 0.2 miles away); Jack London (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pony Express Ferry "Oakland" (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oakland.
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
Western Union Railroad Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, February 24, 2014
2. Western Union Railroad Depot Marker
Western Union Railroad Depot image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, February 24, 2014
3. Western Union Railroad Depot
Western Union Railroad Depot image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, February 24, 2014
4. Western Union Railroad Depot
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 4, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 410 times since then and 35 times this year. Last updated on March 4, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 4, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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