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California First Passenger Railroad
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member heringermr
N 38° 34.440 W 121° 30.406
10S E 630077 N 4270561
Quick Description: California Historical Landmark #526
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 5/28/2008 2:24:40 PM
Waymark Code: WM3WZR
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member Marky
Views: 53

Long Description:
The plaque reads:

The Sacramento Valley Railroad, running from Sacramento to Folsom, was begun at this site on February 12, 1855. Here, at Third and R Streets, was located the Sacramento passenger terminal. The turntable and freight depot were at Third and Front Streets. Completion of the railroad was celebrated at Folsom on February 22, 1856.

There is a railroad right of way from this location over I-5 to Front Street. There are actually still a few rails in Second Street. It is hard for me to believe that they maintained this right of way in the 1960's when they built this part of I-5.

Marker Number: 526.00

Marker Name: CALIFORNIA'S FIRST PASSENGER RAILROAD

County: Sacramento

Has Official CA Plaque: yes

Marker Dedication Date: 02/12/1955

Location:
SW corner of 3rd and R Sts, Sacramento


Website: Not listed

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