New Historic Marker Recognizes SP San Ramon Station

Join the San Ramon Valley Historical Society

Thursday March 23rd, at 4:30 pm

to unveil a new historical marker!

Unique to San Ramon was a Gallows Turn-Table and a shed to store the engine overnight.

The marker and plaque celebrates the Southern Pacific’s San Ramon depot site.  Erected in 1891 when the San Ramon Branch Line commenced operation, this station served the ranchers who lived close to historic San Ramon village and badly needed a way to transport their crops to market.

Parking is limited but you can park at Costco and walk a block to the Iron Horse Trail at Fostoria Way.  Turn left (north) and walk up to the marker site.

Next Meeting: Thursday May 18, 2023

The San Ramon Valley Historical Society meets at 7 pm on the third Thursday of the months of January, March, May, September, and November, at the Black Bear Diner in Danville.  Dinner and program tickets are $25.00 per person.

Reservations are encouraged so the restaurant knows how many guests to prepare to serve. Please return your reservation slip in advance, or email us at:


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