US 99 – Castaic Junction

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Castaic Junction – Jct. SR-126 WEST

At Castaic Junction, US 99 met SR-126 West. This junction was the location of Tip’s Restaurant and a Standard Gasoline station. Originally a wye intersection, it was modified to a standard channelized intersection in 1948. In 1964, the intersection was replaced by the Golden State Freeway just to the east.

Shown here, an old alignment of SR-126 separates from the Old Road . This junction was the original location for Tip's Restaurant and was located directly in front of this photo. One of the largest Standard gasoline stations was once here as well. It was located just to the right of the photo.
Shown here, an old alignment of SR-126 separates from the Old Road . This junction was the original location for Tip’s Restaurant and was located directly in front of this photo. One of the largest Standard gasoline stations was once here as well. It was located just to the right of the photo.
1949 view, looking south, at Castaic Junction. Photo Courtesy - Caltrans
1949 view, looking south, at Castaic Junction. Photo Courtesy – Caltrans
Detail of 1948 curbing at the junction, from State 126.
Detail of 1948 curbing at the junction, from State 126.
"+" block from 1948 marking a driveway entrance to the controlled access highway (US 99). Driveway was for the Standard Oil station.
“+” block from 1948 marking a driveway entrance to the controlled access highway (US 99). Driveway was for the Standard Oil station.
1948 signal post, with the signals removed.
1948 signal post, with the signals removed.
Site of the former Standard Oil gas station. A small portion of the 1932 paving is visible near the fence. In 1948, the roadway was shifted to the east.
Site of the former Standard Oil gas station. A small portion of the 1932 paving is visible near the fence. In 1948, the roadway was shifted to the east.
This photo shows the building that tips used to be located in. This was one of the last places that James Dean ate at before his accident in 1955. This photo was taken in 1982. Photo Courtesy - Michael Guerin
This photo shows the building that Tip’s used to be located in. This was one of the last places that James Dean ate at before his accident in 1955. This photo was taken in 1982. Photo Courtesy – Michael Guerin
Map of the original version of Castaic Junction before the 1948 widening.
Map of the original version of Castaic Junction before the 1948 widening.
1944 view of Castaic Junction looking southerly. SR-126 enters from the right.
1944 view of Castaic Junction looking southerly. SR-126 enters from the right.
Castaic Junction in 1948 just after widening. Photo Courtesy - Caltrans
Castaic Junction in 1948 just after widening. Photo Courtesy – Caltrans
Old signage on I-5 North just south of SR-126. A partial outline of a US 99 shield is visible to the left of the I-5 shield.
Old signage on I-5 North just south of SR-126. A partial outline of a US 99 shield is visible to the left of the I-5 shield.
1969 aerial photo showing the 126 Freeway and I-5 Freeway adjacent to the original Castaic Junction.
1969 aerial photo showing the 126 Freeway and I-5 Freeway adjacent to the original Castaic Junction. Courtesy – Caltrans.

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