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#780-6:  First Transcontinental Railroad - Truckee

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Location:

SP Depot, 10065 Donner Pass Rd, Truckee

39.327471,-120.185448

 

 

Plaque:

State Plaque

Notes:

None


From the plaque:

While construction on Sierra tunnels delayed Central Pacific, advance forces at Truckee began building forty miles of track east and west of Truckee moving all supplies by wagon and sled. Summit Tunnel was opened in December, 1867. The line reached Truckee April 3, 1868, and the Sierra was conquered. Rails reached Reno June 19, and construction advanced eastward one mile daily toward the meeting with Union Pacific at Promontory May 10, 1869, to complete the first Transcontinental Railroad.

Plaque placed by the State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the Conference of California Historical Societies and Nevada County and Truckee-Donner Historical Societies, May 9, 1969.



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