is a historic location in Los Altos, California
, near the area of present-day Homestead Road and Foothill Expressway. It does not appear on current maps. The name was used for a rail junction on the Peninsular Railroad which ran interurban cars along the San Francisco Bay Area's peninsula until sometime in the 1940s. There was a wye-junction at the locale. The original rail right-of-way moved to accommodate changes to road systems and water mains. Some of the former right-of-way is now Foothill Expressway. Parallel right-of-way south is now Union Pacific, (as of 2005). Latitude and longitude for this geographic feature in degrees-minutes-seconds format are approximately referenced to the NAD83 datum.
- A 1941 Chamber of Commerce map shows the locale named Simla and places it near the present-day Chevron station at .
- A Southern Pacific Railroad map calls it Simla and places the location on present-day Deodara between Arboretum and Beechwood. The railroad map shows milepost 39.7 on Los Altos Branch as of 1933. Latitude and longitude, based on the railroad map, would be approximately .
- The feature does not appear on 1899 or 1961 Palo Alto, California 15-minute quadrangle.
A historic location identified as Simla Station
existed in Toole County, Montana. It appears to have been abandoned in the 1920s. There is a town named Simla, Colorado
in Elbert County, Colorado.
- Simla Station, a variant to the name Simla Junction, appears on The Official San Jose Chamber of Commerce Map of Santa Clara County, (San Francisco: Rand McNally and Company, 1941).
- Simla Junction appears in the County of Santa Clara Computer Aided Public Safety System (CAPSS) database operated by the county General Services Agency.
- An undated map titled, "Map Showing the Lines of Peninsular Railway Company," on file at the California History Center, De Anza College, Cupertino California also shows the feature. The station north of this location is Loyola and the one south is Monta Vista.