1932 : El Paso to Los Angeles Train Journey

 

CONTINUED.............MID-MORNING
CONTINUED.............MID-MORNING

28th MAY, 1932

 1932 : The routes that Meher Baba took were marked on the map by Anthony Zois.
1932 : The routes that Meher Baba took were marked on the map by Anthony Zois.
Meher Baba wearing a brown suit
Meher Baba wearing a brown suit

 

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1930s ; The "Sunset" passing Picacho Peak landmark west of Tucson, AZ., on the "Golden State Limited" line.  Image from "Classic Trains Collection" magazine. Courtesy of Larry Karrasch.
1930s ; The "Sunset" passing Picacho Peak landmark west of Tucson, AZ., on the "Golden State Limited" line. Image from "Classic Trains Collection" magazine. Courtesy of Larry Karrasch.

 

NOTE : The route marked on the maps are as accurate as per the information it's based on. There might have been slight deviations in some parts due to the day of the week or faults in the rail-line on the day.

 

 

The Golden State Limited train traveled along different rail lines after leaving Chicago to reach Los Angeles.

These rail lines were called by different names between certain towns and cities. The rail line between Chicago & Kansas City the line was called Chicago, Rock Is. & Pacific Line.

Between Kansas City and Tucumcari, NM. it was called Rock Island Line and onto to El Paso,TX. it was the Southern Pacific  Line.

The final leg of the journey between El Paso and Los Angeles,CA. it was also the Southern Pacific Line.

 

 

The train route marked in red was provided by Anthony Zois
The train route marked in red was provided by Anthony Zois
 1932 : Meher Baba's journey across the United States, map showing the 13 mainland States he travelled through. After visiting California, he sailed to Hawaii. A total of 14 US States. The route was applied to this map by Anthony Zois.
1932 : Meher Baba's journey across the United States, map showing the 13 mainland States he travelled through. After visiting California, he sailed to Hawaii. A total of 14 US States. The route was applied to this map by Anthony Zois.
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Golden State Limited rear train carriage - 1932
Golden State Limited rear train carriage - 1932

TOTAL RAIL DISTANCE BETWEEN EL PASO, TX. TO TUCSON VIA DOUGLAS, AZ. IS 340 MILES / 547 KMS.

 

Departed El Paso at 9:10 am and arrived in Douglas, AZ., at 1:50 pm. Later arrived in Tucson at 5:20 pm.

 

 

EL PASO,  TEXAS

 

El Paso Union Station
El Paso Union Station
1930s - El Paso. Image from Classic Trains Collection. Courtesy of Larry Karresch.
1930s - El Paso. Image from Classic Trains Collection. Courtesy of Larry Karresch.
EL PASO, TEXAS - close up
EL PASO, TEXAS - close up

 

The train arrived in El Paso, Texas, the next day at 8:45 in the morning and Baba got down at the station. He had a 20-minute walk before proceeding to Tucson, Arizona, which was reached at 5:20 that evening.

( See the previous chapter for more details on El Paso.

 

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NEW MEXICO

 NEW MEXICO STATE MAP. This map shows the journey Meher Baba took across the state of New Mexico. This map apart from the rivers and county lines only shows rail-lines not roads. The train route in red was made by Anthony Zois.
NEW MEXICO STATE MAP. This map shows the journey Meher Baba took across the state of New Mexico. This map apart from the rivers and county lines only shows rail-lines not roads. The train route in red was made by Anthony Zois.

 

 El Paso to Tucson

 

refer to the map near the top of this page which shows the 2 routes to Tucson.

It is not known presently, whether the train carrying Meher Baba and his companions stopped at any of the following train/Union stations.

 

COLUMBUS

RODEO

DOUGLAS

BISBEE

FAIRBANK

VAIL

 

COLUMBUS, NM.

 

Visit the "Location" page for this town on this web site, click on the button.

 

 

RODEO, NM.

Kansas City, Missouri  to Phoenix, Arizona. Train route marked by Anthony Zois
Kansas City, Missouri to Phoenix, Arizona. Train route marked by Anthony Zois

 

 

ARIZONA

ARIZONA STATE MAP. This map shows the journey Meher Baba took across the state of Arizona. This map apart from the rivers and county lines only shows rail-lines not roads. The train route in red was made by Anthony Zois.
ARIZONA STATE MAP. This map shows the journey Meher Baba took across the state of Arizona. This map apart from the rivers and county lines only shows rail-lines not roads. The train route in red was made by Anthony Zois.

 

 

DOUGLAS, ARIZONA

OLD DOUGLAS UNION STATION
OLD DOUGLAS UNION STATION

 

 

BISBEE, ARIZONA

 

 

FAIRBANK, ARIZONA

 

 

VAIL, ARIZONA

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TUCSON, ARIZONA

 

 

Tucson Union Station

 

Tucson, Arizona  in the Past

TOTAL RAIL DISTANCE BETWEEN TUCSON, AZ. TO LOS ANGELES,CA. VIA PHOENIX, AZ. IS 798 MILES / 1,284 KMS.

 

 

1930s - Southern Pacific train. Image taken by J.Morley for the"Classic Trains" magazine. Courtesy of Larry Karrasch.
1930s - Southern Pacific train. Image taken by J.Morley for the"Classic Trains" magazine. Courtesy of Larry Karrasch.
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CASA  GRANDE, ARIZONA

Tucson - Phoenix - Yuma train route. Rail route marked by Anthony Zois.
Tucson - Phoenix - Yuma train route. Rail route marked by Anthony Zois.

 

 

 

PHOENIX, ARIZONA

 

 

OLD UNION RAILWAY STATION

 

Images from the Past

 Phoenix 1930s aerial
Phoenix 1930s aerial

 

PRESENT

Telegram received by Meher Baba from c/o Herbert Davy in Nanking, China. Courtesy of AMB Archives, India.
Telegram received by Meher Baba from c/o Herbert Davy in Nanking, China. Courtesy of AMB Archives, India.

 

The train arrived in Phoenix at 8:40 pm. It stayed a short while before heading to Yuma on the border with California.

 

 

 

29th May, 1932

 

Arrived at Yuma, Arizona at 1:05 am & departed for Los Angeles after a very short stay.

 

YUMA, ARIZONA

Yuma Southern Pacific Station
Yuma Southern Pacific Station
The train route is marked in RED.
The train route is marked in RED.
YUMA, ARIZONA - close up map
YUMA, ARIZONA - close up map
Present day
Present day
Early 1940s : Yuma Railway Station with Native Indian selling their goods. The train and carriages are very typical that were used in the early 1930s. Southern Pacific train-Image from"Classic Trains" magazine. Courtesy of Larry Karrasch.
Early 1940s : Yuma Railway Station with Native Indian selling their goods. The train and carriages are very typical that were used in the early 1930s. Southern Pacific train-Image from"Classic Trains" magazine. Courtesy of Larry Karrasch.
1930s Pullman carriage that was used on the "Golden State" route. Image from "Classic Trains" magazine. Courtesy of Larry Karrasch.
1930s Pullman carriage that was used on the "Golden State" route. Image from "Classic Trains" magazine. Courtesy of Larry Karrasch.

PINK ROUTE : TOTAL RAIL DISTANCE BETWEEN TUCSON,AZ. TO YUMA, AZ. IS 251 MILES / 404 KMS.

OR

BLUE ROUTE : TOTAL RAIL DISTANCE BETWEEN TUCSON TO YUMA, AZ. VIA PHOENIZ, AZ. IS 295 MILES / 475 KMS.

 

 

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CALIFORNIA

CALIFORNIA STATE MAP. This map shows the journey Meher Baba took across the state of California. This map apart from the rivers and county lines only shows rail-lines not roads.
CALIFORNIA STATE MAP. This map shows the journey Meher Baba took across the state of California. This map apart from the rivers and county lines only shows rail-lines not roads.

TOTAL RAIL DISTANCE BETWEEN YUMA,AZ. TO LOS ANGELES,CA. IS 252 MILES / 406 KMS.

 

 

29th May, 1932

 

After arriving at Yuma, Arizona at 1:05 am the train departed for Los Angeles after a very short stay.

The following are some of the train stations that the train passed through before arriving at Alhambra train station at 8:30am.

It's is not known if any stops were made at some of the bigger stations prior.

 

S-E corner of Southern California showing the rail route of Meher Baba's journey -  detail of the border town of Yuma, Arizona
S-E corner of Southern California showing the rail route of Meher Baba's journey - detail of the border town of Yuma, Arizona

 

 

OGILBY, CA.

Ogilby Railway Station
Ogilby Railway Station

 

 

NILAND, CA.

Niland Railway Station
Niland Railway Station

 

 

MECCA, CA.

Rail route near Mecca, CA.
Rail route near Mecca, CA.
Southern California detail map of Meher Baba's train route to Los Angeles.
Southern California detail map of Meher Baba's train route to Los Angeles.

 

 

 

GARNET, CA.

 

 

 

BANNING, CA.

 

 

 

BEAUMONT, CA.

 

 

 

REDLANDS, CA.

 

 

 

COLTON, CA.

 

 

 

ONTARIO, CA.

 

 

 

POMONA, CA.

Pomona Railway Station
Pomona Railway Station

 

 

 

ALHAMBRA, CA.

 

 

Reaching Los Angeles at 8:30 A.M. on Sunday, 29 May 1932, Baba went to stay at the home of Priscilla and Marc Edmund Jones, at 2400 North Gower Street in Hollywood.

 

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2400 North Gower Street in Hollywood

 

2400 North Gower Street, Hollywood, CA.
2400 North Gower Street, Hollywood, CA.
1932 : Downtown Los Angeles
1932 : Downtown Los Angeles

 

 

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The Olympic Games occured about a month after Meher Baba left Los Angeles
The Olympic Games occured about a month after Meher Baba left Los Angeles