California & Nevada Railroad

California & Nevada Railroad (HM1RYS)

Location: El Sobrante, CA 94803 Contra Costa County
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N 37° 57.849', W 122° 19.07'

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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.
Year Placed2014
Placed ByEl Sobrante Historical Society
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Date Added Thursday, April 28th, 2016 at 5:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 559921 N 4202056
Decimal Degrees37.96415000, -122.31783333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 57.849', W 122° 19.07'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 57' 50.94" N, 122° 19' 4.2" W
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Area Code(s)510
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3700-3714 San Pablo Dam Rd, El Sobrante CA 94803, US
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