Nevada Southern Railway

Nevada Southern Railway (HMYPZ)

Location: Ludlow, CA 92332 San Bernardino County
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Country: United States of America
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N 35° 8.313', W 115° 11.233'

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In January of 1893 construction of Isaac C. Blake's Nevada Southern Railway commenced northward from Goffs toward Manvel (later known as Barnwell) for the purpose of hauling ore from the mining districts of southeastern California and southern Nevada. It soon went bankrupt and was reorganized in 1895 as the California Eastern Railway. Six years later the line was extended north into Ivanpah Valley and in July of 1902 was acquired by the Santa Fe Railroad. Four years later the Barnwell & Searchlight Railway was built from Barnwell to the mines at Searchlight, Nevada. After 1918 the Santa Fe abandoned part of its line in the Ivanpah Valley and only ran trains beyond Barnwell when warranted by demand. Several substantial washouts and continuing unprofitability caused the Santa Fe to abandon their rails north of Goffs in 1923. Lanfair and Ivanpah Road parallel the former Nevada Southern Railway grade as it proceeds northward from Goffs, then runs directly upon it for part of the distance through the New York Mountains. Sections of the roadbed, washed out in several places, can be seen from Ivanpah and Lanfair Road. This monument has been erected on a portion of the original grade used by the NS and CE Railroads.
Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series, and the The Mojave Road (Old Government Road) series.
Marker Number131
Year Placed2008
Placed ByBilly Holcomb Chapter No. 1069 of the Ancient and Honorable Order of E Clampus Vitus in cooperation with the Mojave Desert Heritage & Cultural Association
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Date Added Sunday, October 5th, 2014 at 3:37am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 665149 N 3889911
Decimal Degrees35.13855000, -115.18721667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 8.313', W 115° 11.233'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 8' 18.78" N, 115° 11' 13.98" W
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near 68315 Old Government Rd, Ludlow CA 92332, US
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