Railroads of Chowchilla

Railroads of Chowchilla (HM166X)

Location: Chowchilla, CA 93610 Madera County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 7.166', W 120° 15.65'

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Southern Pacific Railroad

— Chowchilla Pacific Railroad —

Southern Pacific Railroad - Before the townsite was created the train stopped at Minturn. Chowchilla was known as McNears Crossing. After it was founded the company moved the train station to a site just south of Robertson Blvd. Twenty passenger trains passed this station daily. When shipping by train was no longer practiced, the station was moved to its present location where it is used as the VFW Hall Post 9896.

Chowchilla Pacific Railroad - The thirteen mile Chowchilla Pacific Railroad was built by O A Robertson in 1913 and served the area for 40 years. Household belongings, farm stock and children were its primary cargo. The Hall Scott Coach, also knows as the Chowchilla Terrific, had a six cylinder 150 horsepower engine and weighed 76,000 pounds. Had the railroad been in operation today it would be considered one of the shortest operating lines in the nation.
HM NumberHM166X
Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series, and the Southern Pacific Railroad series.
Year Placed2003
Placed ByE Clampus Vitus, Grub Gulch Chapter 41-49
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 2:41pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 743363 N 4111633
Decimal Degrees37.11943333, -120.26083333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 7.166', W 120° 15.65'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 7' 9.96" N, 120° 15' 39.00" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)559, 209
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 400-498 Orange Ave, Chowchilla CA 93610, US
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