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El Sobrante in Contra Costa County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

California & Nevada Railroad

 
 
California & Nevada Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 26, 2016
1. California & Nevada Railroad Marker
Inscription.
Here, following the base of San Pablo Ridge, ran the tracks of the California & Nevada Railroad. Incorporated in 1881, its founders had grand plans to run from Emeryville to Nevada. The line never got farther than Orinda. Until ending service in 1900, the narrow gauge railroad made money by hauling farm produce and running popular holiday excursions to picnic sites along San Pablo Creek. The never-realized town of Olinda was planned along the line, the name now memorialized by Olinda Road and Olinda Elementary School.

 
Erected 2014 by El Sobrante Historical Society.
 
Location. 37° 57.849′ N, 122° 19.07′ W. Marker is in El Sobrante, California, in Contra Costa County. Marker is on San Pablo Dam Road near El Portal Drive. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3630 San Pablo Dam Road, El Sobrante CA 94803, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Supermarket/Foster's Freeze (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ranchos to Ranches (about 500 feet away); Park Theatre (approx. 0.2 miles away); Arrival of the Strip Mall (approx. 0.2 miles away);
California & Nevada Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 26, 2016
2. California & Nevada Railroad Marker
El Sobrante's First Bank (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cowboy Country (approx. mile away); El Sobrante's First Full-service Post Office (approx. 0.3 miles away); El Sobrante Chevrolet Service (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in El Sobrante.
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 28, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 154 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 28, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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