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Saugus Train Station Move
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The Southern Pacific Railroad's 1888 Saugus depot had to be cut in half before Simpson House Movers could truck it to William S. Hart Park via San Fernando Road — now known as Railroad Avenue and Main Street, which was a 4-lane highway (126) at the time.

Photos show preparations for the move; the overnight move itself on June 24-25, 1980; and the subsequent creation of the reinforced concrete-block foundation upon which it was placed in September 1980.

The depot was painted white with light-green trim. The Guthrie family's upstairs trailer-living room was still attached.

Photos courtesy of Cynthia Neal-Harris (featured in last photo), who led the Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society's effort to save the depot from the wrecking ball. Photographs (color transparencies-slide film) made by her husband, Norman Harris, a Historical Society board member.


NC8003: Download original images here.
Moving SPRR Saugus Depot

See Also:
• SPRR Saugus Depot


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Press Release 6/3/1980: Depot to Move

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Plot Plan, 3/19/1980

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Depot Move

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Depot Move

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Depot Move

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Depot Move

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Photo Gallery

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Depot Move (Mult.); Donor List

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Baxter Ward,
Scott Newhall

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Baxter Ward,
Scott Newhall

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July 4 Parade 1980

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Excavation

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Excavation

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Pottery Sherd 1891/1905

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Set on Foundation 9/10/1980

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L.A. Times 9/11/1983

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Movers: Fred & Robert Simpson

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