Cameron Railroads

Cameron Railroads (HM1MII)

Location: Cameron, MO 64429 Clinton County
Country: United States of America
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N 39° 44.423', W 94° 14.146'

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In the 1920's Cameron boasted over 40 trains a day and three active stations, including the elaborate Cameron Junction, described as one of the most popular and elegant eating houses in the West.
Two Cameron men are credited with initiating the Hannibal and St. Joseph Railroad, the first to cross Missouri. State Senator George Smith petitioned the legislature, while Col. M.F. Tiernan surveyed the route. Seventy five railroaders shared ten gallons of whiskey for completing the line by Valentine's Day, 1858.
A second branch of the Hannibal & St. Joseph was built in 1867 and the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific became Cameron's third rail line in 1871. The North Missouri railroad, from St. Louis to St. Joseph, also used the tracks for a period of time.
The depot on this site was erected in 1898 and had separate waiting rooms for men and women.
By 1955 the number of trains had dwindled to five a day, and the tracks were removed in the mid 1980's.
Placed ByCameron Historical Society and Randall and Barbara Relford
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Date Added Tuesday, August 4th, 2015 at 10:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 394115 N 4399673
Decimal Degrees39.74038333, -94.23576667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 44.423', W 94° 14.146'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 44' 25.38" N, 94° 14' 8.76" W
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Area Code(s)816
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 200-262 US-69, Cameron MO 64429, US
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