Pacific Coast Railway

Pacific Coast Railway (HM154R)

Location: San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 San Luis Obispo County
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N 35° 16.167', W 120° 39.367'

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The Pacific Coast Railway was completed to San Luis Obispo on Aug. 8, 1876 having started as a horsedrawn rail line on the Port Hartford Pier (Port San Luis) in 1873.

Three foot gauge steam engines took trains loaded with farm, dairy and oil products to ships at the port. They carried passengers, lumber, machinery and household goods to the fast growing communities along the rail line that eventually reached Los Olivos in 1887. During the peak passenger year of 1912, over 62,000 fares were collected.

Regular use of the railroad declined during the depression years and the line was scrapped in 1942 after nearly seventy years of valuable service to this area of California.
HM NumberHM154R
Year Placed1984
Placed ByFriends of the Pacific Coast Railway
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 6th, 2014 at 6:51pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 713199 N 3905443
Decimal Degrees35.26945000, -120.65611667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 16.167', W 120° 39.367'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 16' 10.02" N, 120° 39' 22.02" W
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Area Code(s)805, 858
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2238 Broad St, San Luis Obispo CA 93401, US
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