Montpelier-Oakdale Railroad
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kdczy
N 37° 27.568 W 120° 36.817
10S E 711062 N 4148518
Quick Description: This marker is along Montpelier road.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 11/29/2010 11:18:35 AM
Waymark Code: WMA7Y9
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Bernd das Brot Team
Views: 8

Long Description:
This is the second monument at this site. The first monument is still here; broken, but still standing.

The monument reads:
"THE MONTPELIER-OAKDALE RAILROAD 1890 - 1942

This important Southern Pacific Route was called by many names, also including, "The Stockton-Tulare Railroad", "The Oakdale Line", "The Oakdale-Montpelier Railroad", and "The Eastside Route". There were North and South bound trains daily. Passengers, wheat, cattle, equipment, and new settlers were its daily cargo.

From the North the train would depart Stockton. Stopping at Peters, Oakdale, Waterford, Hickman, Montpelier, Ryre, Basel (Merced River), Arundel, Amsterdam, Nairn, Ferrin, and into Merced. From Merced the reverse would be true. Merced residents would ride the train into Basel to enjoy the recreation of the Merced River. The "Shaffer Bridge" was built in 1912, twenty two years after the train's trestle was erected. The route was discontinued because of the demands of World War II.

DEDICATED APRIL 15, 1995
CLAMPER YEAR 6000
RUSS POTTS
NOBLE GRAND HUMBUG
ESTANISLAO CHAPTER NO. 58
E CLAMPUS VITUS"
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