Old Colma Railroad Station

Old Colma Railroad Station (HMC2H)

Location: Colma, CA 94014 San Mateo County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 40.929', W 122° 27.349'

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Freight Building

— Circa 1881 —

In 1870, Southern Pacific Railroad assumed ownership of the San Francisco and San Jose Railroad, which had originally been opened as an independent railroad in 1863. The second stop south of San Francisco, in what was the center of the larger Northern San Mateo County area historically known as Colma was called the Schoolhouse Stop. The name for the station came from the nearby one-room schoolhouse on San Pedro Road, the most recognizable landmark in the rural landscape at the time. Schoolhouse Stop was one of twenty-one stops built between San Francisco and San Jose. In 1881, Southern Pacific constructed the freight shed adjacent to the Schoolhouse Stop. The freight shed was used for storing and shipping the abundant agricultural produce grown in Northern San Mateo County including cabbage, brussel sprouts, flowers and grain. San Mateo County had become the top producer of cabbage, shipping to Chicago and other eastern cities. An article in the San Francisco Chronicle, dated March 1893, described how, in February 1893, just over one million pounds of cabbage were weighed and shipped out of the Schoolhouse Station.
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Date Added Saturday, October 25th, 2014 at 9:17am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 547983 N 4170689
Decimal Degrees37.68215000, -122.45581667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 40.929', W 122° 27.349'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 40' 55.74" N, 122° 27' 20.94" W
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Area Code(s)415, 650, 510
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1506 Hillside Blvd, Colma CA 94014, US
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