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Near Winton in Merced County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

The Montpelier-Oakdale Railroad

1890 to 1942

 
 
The Montpelier-Oakdale Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, May 18, 2014
1. The Montpelier-Oakdale Railroad Marker
Inscription.
This important Southern Pacific Route was called by many names, also including, "The Stockton-Tulare Railroad", "The Oakdale Line", "The Oakdale-Montpelier Railroad", and "The Eastside Route". There were North and South bound trains daily. Passengers, wheat, cattle, equipment, and new settlers were its daily cargo.

From the North the train would depart Stockton. Stopping at Peters, Oakdale, Waterford, Hickman, Montpelier, Ryre, Basel (Merced River), Arundel, Amsterdam, Nairn, Ferrin, and into Merced. From Merced the reverse would be true. Merced residents would ride the train into Basel to enjoy the recreation of the Merced River. The "Shaffer Bridge" was built in 1912, twenty two years after the train's trestle was erected. The route was discontinued because of the demands of World War II.

Dedicated April 15, 1995
Clamper Year 6000
Russ Potts
Noble Grand Humbug
Estanislao Chapter No. 58
E Clampus Vitus

 
Erected 1995 by E Clampus Vitus Estanislao Chapter No. 58.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 37° 27.567′ N, 120° 36.829′ W. Marker is near Winton, California, in Merced County
The Montpelier-Oakdale Railroad Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, May 18, 2014
2. The Montpelier-Oakdale Railroad Marker - Wide View
. Marker is on Oakdale Road south of Turlock Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7150 Oakdale Road, Winton CA 95388, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A Comrade’s Tribute to Brig. Gen. Frederick W. Castle A.A.F. (approx. 6.9 miles away); Castle Memorial Parade Ground (approx. 6.9 miles away); First Court House (approx. 10.5 miles away); Roberts Ferry History Walk (approx. 12.2 miles away); Roberts Ferry (approx. 12.4 miles away); Merced Assembly Center (approx. 13.6 miles away); Tuolumne Gold Dredge (approx. 14.5 miles away); La Grange Gold Dredge Co. Camp (approx. 14.6 miles away).
 
Categories. Bridges & ViaductsRailroads & Streetcars
 
The Schaffer Bridge (1912) image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, May 18, 2014
3. The Schaffer Bridge (1912)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 27, 2015, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 309 times since then and 68 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 27, 2015, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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