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Walnut Creek in Contra Costa County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Oakland, Antioch & Eastern Railway

California at Civic Drive

 

1911

 
Oakland, Antioch & Eastern Railway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 6, 2016
1. Oakland, Antioch & Eastern Railway Marker
Inscription. Electric rail service came to Walnut Creek in 1911. The railway (later called Sacramento Northern) provided passengers and freight service from Sacramento through Walnut Creek and on to Oakland and the San Ramon Valley. The tracks run along today's California Boulevard, and the depot stood at this corner.
 
Erected by Walnut Creek Historical Society. (Marker Number 184.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Walnut Creek Heritage Walk marker series.
 
Location. 37° 54.078′ N, 122° 3.816′ W. Marker is in Walnut Creek, California, in Contra Costa County. Marker is on Civic Drive near North California Boulevard, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1646 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek CA 94596, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Civic Arts Theatre ("Nuthouse") (within shouting distance of this marker); Walnut Growers; Processing Plant (within shouting distance of this marker); Hagstrom's Market (within shouting distance of this marker); Civic Art Theatre ("Nuthouse") (within shouting distance of this marker);
Oakland, Antioch & Eastern Railway Marker (detail) image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer
2. Oakland, Antioch & Eastern Railway Marker (detail)
St. Paul's Mission Chapel (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lommel's Creamery & Greyhound Bus Depot (about 400 feet away); El Rey Theatre (about 500 feet away); Carnegie Library (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Walnut Creek.
 
More about this marker. This marker is a part of the Walnut Creek Heritage Walk.
 
Also see . . .  Sacramento Northern Railway - Western Railway Museum. The Sacramento Northern resulted from merging two separate electric interurban lines. Northern Electric Company started building from Chico to Sacramento in 1905. The Oakland and Antioch Railway started construction in 1910. As the Oakland, Antioch, and Eastern it reached Sacramento in 1913. Both Northern Electric and the Oakland and Antioch line went through a number of corporate reorganizations and name changes. (Submitted on April 10, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
Oakland, Antioch & Eastern Railway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 6, 2016
3. Oakland, Antioch & Eastern Railway Marker
The marker is on the right on the second light pole down the sidewalk.
Oakland, Antioch & Eastern Railway at Lafayette image. Click for full size.
By Wester Railway Museum
4. Oakland, Antioch & Eastern Railway at Lafayette
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 10, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 195 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 10, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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