Yreka Western

Yreka Western (HM1BX5)

Location: Yreka, CA 96097 Siskiyou County
Country: United States of America

N 41° 43.807', W 122° 37.876'

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In response to the decision of the Southern Pacific Company to bypass Yreka and run its mainline through Shasta Valley, the Yreka Railroad was built and commenced operations January 9, 1889.
In 1933 the railroad was incorporated as the Yreka Western Railroad. 1935 brought hard times which were overcome under the direction of O.G. Steele.
In 1986 the City of Yreka commenced the summer excursion train known as the Blue Goose and today Yreka Western continues to operate as a working railroad after over 100 years of service.

This plaque dedicated September 22, 1990
By the Humbug Chapter of E Clampus Vitus and the Siskiyou Historical Society
HM NumberHM1BX5
Year Placed1990
Placed ByE Clampus Vitus, Humbug Chapter 73 & Siskiyou County Historical Societ
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Date Added Sunday, September 14th, 2014 at 12:57am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10T E 530666 N 4619877
Decimal Degrees41.73011667, -122.63126667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 43.807', W 122° 37.876'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 43' 48.42" N, 122° 37' 52.56" W
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Area Code(s)530
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 205 E Center St, Yreka CA 96097, US
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