Agnew, CA - 32 Ft
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
N 37° 23.615 W 121° 57.495
10S E 592212 N 4139044
Quick Description: An elevation sign at the old Agnew train station. The station is located on Lafeyette St.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 6/29/2009 5:31:17 PM
Waymark Code: WM6P4P
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member CM-14
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Long Description:
From a plaque on the building: "In 1876 the South Pacific Coast Narrow Gauge Railroad laid track between between Alameda and Santa Cruz. Abraham Agnew who farmed 120 acres along the route gave four acres to the railroad for a station and later laid out the town of Agnew.

The depot building connected by a wooden load dock to the warehouse was constructed between 1877 and 1878. A team of draft horses hauled freight cars from the depot down a short branch line to the Lick Paper Mill and the state asylum to the east. The South Pacific merged with Southern Pacific Railroad in 1887. In 1906 the tracks were converted to standard gauge. The building was purchased by the California Central Railroad Club in 1963."
Location: Agnew Train Station

Posted Elevation: 37 ft

GPSR Elevation: 39 ft

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