Monterey's Historic Railway — from Passengers to Industry

Monterey's Historic Railway — from Passengers to Industry (HM1KRK)

Location: Monterey, CA 93940 Monterey County
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 36.069', W 121° 53.472'

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The Monterey and Salinas Valley Railroad, established in 1874, was Monterey's first rail connection to the outside world. Purchased by Southern Pacific in 1879, passenger service soon began allowing the development of Monterey as a tourist destination. The railroad also transported the many settlers to Monterey, including the first Italians to fish Monterey waters. During World War II, the Railroad played a key role in transporting the many troops who came to Fort Ord for basic training.

The Southern Pacific Railroad was instrumental in Monterey Peninsula's growth and economic success. The Pacific Grove branch transported sand from Asilomar Beach and most of Monterey's fish canneries and warehouses were located adjacent to the tracks for direct loading onto freight cars for transport to market.
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Date Added Wednesday, May 27th, 2015 at 2:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 599171 N 4051200
Decimal Degrees36.60115000, -121.89120000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 36.069', W 121° 53.472'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 36' 4.14" N, 121° 53' 28.32" W
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Area Code(s)408, 831
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail, Monterey CA 93940, US
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