First Transcontinental Railroad - Roseville
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member budd-rdc
N 38° 45.058 W 121° 17.159
10S E 648943 N 4290536
Quick Description: This California Registered Historical Landmark No. 780-1 is located in Roseville, formerly known as Junction when Central Pacific was building the Transcontinental Railroad eastward from Sacramento toward Ogden, Utah.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 4/27/2007 12:35:04 PM
Waymark Code: WM1FDH
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member WalruZ
Views: 112

Long Description:
The plaque says the following:

"Central Pacific graders reached Junction, now Roseville, November 29, 1863, crossing the line of the California Central, which began building northward from Folsom in May 1858. That line was abandoned in 1868. CP's track reached Junction April 25, 1864, when trains began making daily runs 18 miles and from Sacramento. Now Roseville is a major railroad distribution center."

780-2, 780-3, 780-4, and 780-5 are located in Rocklin, Newcastle, Auburn, and Colfax, respectively.
Marker Number: 780.00

Marker Name: First Transcontinental Railroad - Roseville

County: Placer

Has Official CA Plaque: yes

Marker Dedication Date: 05/09/1969

Old Town Roseville, intersection of Lincoln and Pacific Streets.

Website: Not listed

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