Santa Clara Tower

Santa Clara Tower (HM1AZY)

Location: Santa Clara, CA 95050 Santa Clara County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 21.224', W 121° 56.266'

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Dedicated to Service and Safety

The Santa Clara Tower, built by the Southern Pacific Railroad went into service in 1927. Located at the junction of the Coast and Western Divisions, the tower controlled signals and switches at the north end of the Newhall yard. Historic passenger trains such as the Coast Daylight operated through this junction. The railroad yard played a key role in the creation and operation of the high priority freight trains.

The tower was equipped with a 48 lever General Railway and Signal Model 2 electric interlocking machine. The design of this equipment prevented an unsafe route from being set by an operator.

The tower and adjacent structures have been restored by the South Bay Historical Railway Society.

This site commemorates all of the dedicated and hardworking men and women of the Southern Pacific Railroad.

Placed by order of the Santa Clara City Council
October 12, 2002
Year Placed2002
Placed BySanta Clara City Council
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 at 11:14pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 594075 N 4134643
Decimal Degrees37.35373333, -121.93776667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 21.224', W 121° 56.266'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 21' 13.44" N, 121° 56' 15.96" W
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Area Code(s)408, 619, 650
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 431-471 Benton St, Santa Clara CA 95050, US
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