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First Transcontinental Railroad - Newcastle No. 780-3
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member unimoggers
N 38° 52.534 W 121° 08.040
10S E 661868 N 4304622
Quick Description: I made a special trip here to find this marker.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 5/28/2008 11:28:15 AM
Waymark Code: WM3WZ8
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member Marky
Views: 21

Long Description:
MARKER TEXT:
NO. 780-3 FIRST TRANSCONTINENTAL RAILROAD-NEWCASTLE - Regular freight and passenger trains began operating over the first 31 miles of Central Pacific's line to Newcastle on June 10, 1864, when political opposition and lack of money stopped further construction during that mild winter. Construction was resumed in April 1865. At this point, stagecoaches transferred passengers from the Dutch Flat Wagon Road.
Location: SW corner of Main and Page Sts, Newcastle
Marker Number: 780.00

Marker Name: FIRST TRANSCONTINENTAL RAILROAD-NEWCASTLE

County: Placer

Has Official CA Plaque: yes

Marker Dedication Date: 05/09/1969

Location:
SW corner of Main and Page Sts, Newcastle


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