"Saugus Train Station 1887 & Museum" Newhall Things to Do Tip by Yaqui

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Built on September 1, 1887 to accomodate passengers who were traveling along the Southern Pacific Railroad line. Passengers needed places to stop to rest and eat. A Tolefree's Saugus Eating House was established at one end of the depot for a short time, until Martin and Richard Wood in 1898, bought the business and changed it to, The Saugus Cafe. Eventually in 1905 additional storage was needed for freight so the cafe had to moved across the street where it stands today.

Cowboys were common by shooting up the place and even this part of the track was robbed. President Benjamin Harrison even stopped here in April, 1891, as with Theodore Roosevelt and Governor Henry T. Gage in 1903. Sadly like so many wonderful stations, the last passenger train that stopped April, 1971 and the last freight train in 1979. Although closed, it was not lost. It was moved on June 24, 1980 to its new spot at William S. Hart Park.

The Saugus Train Station Museum is open Saturdays and Sundays (except holidays) from 1 to 4 p.m. The Kingsbury House is open for tours the first Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m.

Address: 24107 San Fernando Road Newhall,CA
Directions: Exit from Hwy 14 onto Newhall Road (Hwy 126) head north and stay to the left on the Y and the station will be on your left.
Phone: (661) 254-1275
Website: http://www.scvhs.org/hjsitemap.htm

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  • Updated Dec 30, 2009
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