Arizona and Utah / Western Arizona Railway

Arizona and Utah / Western Arizona Railway (HMWJK)

Location: Chloride, AZ 86431 Mohave County
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Country: United States of America
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N 35° 24.808', W 114° 11.926'

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Originally built in 1899 as the Arizona and Utah Railway, this short-line reached almost twenty five miles from the siding at McConnico on the Sante Fe to the White Hills. In 1904, a storm washed out much of the route. In 1905, the Sante Fe acquired the right-of-way and created the Western Arizona Railway over the same route. This railroad served the mines in the Chloride area, as well as mines in nearby Eldorado Canyon in Nevada. In 1910 the Western Arizona was completed to Chloride proper, and served the community until 1931. Though it was considered for expansion to bring supplies to the Hoover Dam project, the distance was too far and the railway was abandoned. In cooperation with the Chloride Historical Society, and the people of Chloride, Arizona.
Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series
Year Placed2011
Placed ByLost Dutchman 5917 and Queho Posse 1919, E Clampus Vitus in cooperation with the Chloride Historical Society and the people of Chloride, Az
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 9:28am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 754358 N 3922501
Decimal Degrees35.41346667, -114.19876667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 24.808', W 114° 11.926'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 24' 48.48" N, 114° 11' 55.56" W
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Area Code(s)928
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4903-4911 Elkhart Ave, Chloride AZ 86431, US
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