Salt evaporation ponds near Cadiz
|Elevation||791 ft (241 m)|
|Time zone||Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)|
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Cadiz is a small unincorporated community in the Mojave Desert in San Bernardino County, California. It is located just south of the Marble Mountains near the National Trails Highway. Cadiz is home to a former railroad stop, and is situated at 34° 31' 12" North latitude and 115° 30' 46" West longitude, at an elevation of 791 feet (241 m). It is northeast of the Sheep Hole Mountains and can be accessed by road from the historic Route 66 at Chambless.
Cadiz, Inc., a Los Angeles-based land and water-resource-management company, owns more than 35,000 acres (140 km2) around Cadiz. The Cadiz Valley area overlies a large aquifer and is located approximately 30 miles (48 km) north of the Colorado River Aqueduct.
Cadiz is served by the BNSF Railway mainline that runs from Los Angeles to Chicago. It was previously the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway line. Also at Cadiz, the Arizona & California Railroad runs over a former ATSF line to Phoenix via Parker, Arizona and a branch to Blythe, California.
In September 2013, Cadiz, Inc. had negotiated the Arizona & California Railroad for a tourist train operation between Cadiz and Parker. The train is projected to be powered by a steam locomotive, listing Santa Fe 3751 as the potential engine. The plans also require a new station in Cadiz.
Cadiz Airstrip (CA90) is situated in the town's southwest limits and has one paved runway 8/26 with a length of 5,280 feet (1,610 m). The airstrip is accessible through a dirt road and has no buildings.
- Gudde, Erwin; William Bright (2004). California Place Names (Fourth ed. ed.). University of California Press. p. 11. ISBN 0-520-24217-3.
- Business Wire. "Cadiz Inc. Announces Agreement to Operate Steam Powered Excursion Train on the Arizona & California Railroad". 9-19-13. http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20130919006157/en/Cadiz-Announces-Agreement-Operate-Steam-Powered-Excursion
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