Valley Spring - Valley Spring, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
N 38° 11.474 W 120° 49.745
10S E 690115 N 4229260
Quick Description: A plaque in the community of Valley Springs, CA.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 9/25/2009 10:36:15 PM
Waymark Code: WM7A48
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member Marky
Views: 11

Long Description:
"The original three foot narrow gauge line was built by the San Joaquin & Sierra Nevada Railroad, extending from Brack’s Landing on the Mokelumne River, east to Valley Springs. The depot and turntable were built around the time of completion of the last section, which was finished in April 1885, at a total cost of $409,570. The line was changed to standard gauge by Southern Pacific around 1904. It was then extended 13 miles further east to Kentucky House to service the Calaveras Cement Company in 1925. Passenger service ended around 1932 but the line continued to serve as a freight line, until closure of the cement plant. The last rail shipment of cement was in 1983."
Marker Number: 251.00

Marker Name: Valley Spring

County: Calaveras

Has Official CA Plaque: no

Marker Dedication Date: 5/30/1993

At intersection of State Hwys 12 and 26, Valley Springs

Website: Not listed

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