Zurich Station

Zurich Station (HM1QV2)

Location: Big Pine, CA 93513 Inyo County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 10.906', W 118° 15.626'

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Zurich Station, formerly Alvord, was established in 1884 as a freight and passenger station on the Carson & Colorado Railway - known locally as "The Slim Princess."

Zurich was the main railroad station for Big Pine and points east. Its name was changed to Zurich in 1923 because the eastern slope of the Sierra reminded local resident Emelie Nikolaus of her native Switzerland.

The station fell into disuse during the 1940's and was abandoned when the railway ceased operation in 1960.
HM NumberHM1QV2
Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series
Year Placed1993
Placed BySlim Princess Chapter 395 E Clampus Vitus
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, February 28th, 2016 at 9:03pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 388116 N 4115780
Decimal Degrees37.18176667, -118.26043333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 10.906', W 118° 15.626'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 10' 54.36" N, 118° 15' 37.56" W
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Area Code(s)760
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near CA-168, Big Pine CA 93513, US
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