#0526 California's First Passenger Railroad


#0526 California's First Passenger Railroad

Site information:

SW corner of 3rd and R Sts, Sacramento

Nothing remains of this site, as far as I know.


Plaque information:

State plaque

Plaque text:

California's First Passenger Railroad

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.

Plaque erected by the California State Park Commission in cooperation with The Sacramento County Historical Society, February 12, 1955

Registered 3/7/1955