Transcontinental RailroadThis National City California Southern Railroad Depot, built in 1882, served as the first Pacific Coast Terminus Station of the Santa Fe Railway System's Transcontinental Railroad. The station was the West Coast general office and figured prominently in Santa Fe's effort to break the economic and transportation monopoly of California held by the Central/Southern Pacific Railroad. The first transcontinental trains arrived in November 1885, resulting in one of the largest land booms in the history of California. Of the original five transcontinental railroad terminus stations, this unique Italianate designed station is the lone survivor.
|Series||This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series, and the Transcontinental Railroad series.|
|Placed By||State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the City of National City and the Ancient and Honorable Order of E Clampus Vitus, Squibob Chapter|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, October 13th, 2014 at 6:23am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||11S E 489545 N 3613650|
|Decimal Degrees||32.66045000, -117.11148333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 32° 39.627', W 117° 6.689'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||32° 39' 37.62" N, 117° 6' 41.34" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||619, 858|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 900 W 23rd St, National City CA 91950, US|
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