Bryant Station Site

Bryant Station Site (HMGCZ)

Location: Orinda, CA 94563 Contra Costa County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 52.749', W 122° 10.955'

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Bryant Station was the terminus of the California and Nevada Railroad, a narrow-gauge steam line which transported local harvests to the Emeryville docks. The railroad, formed in 1881, was originally planned to run passengers and freight to the silver mining camp of Bodie. By 1901, however, track beds had only been laid to Glorietta Boulevard, and the line to Orinda was abandoned.

The Bryant Station was named to honor Mayor Andrew J. Bryant of San Francisco. Mayor Bryant owned a large farm in Orinda Park, where his beautiful gardens and large outdoor dance floor were the train's main attraction. After 1893, the Orinda Crossroads was popularly referred to as Bryant's Corners.
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Date Added Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 at 7:21pm PDT -07:00
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Photo Credits: [1] WIKIMEDIA COMMONS - SARAH STIERCH  
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 571885 N 4192721
Decimal Degrees37.87915000, -122.18258333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 52.749', W 122° 10.955'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 52' 44.94" N, 122° 10' 57.30" W
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Area Code(s)925, 510
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 24-98 Bryant Way, Orinda CA 94563, US
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