#0780-1 First Transcontinental Railroad - Roseville


#0780-1 First Transcontinental Railroad - Roseville

Site information:

Station located on N Grant St


Plaque information:

State plaque located in park at SE corner of Church St & Washington Blvd, Roseville


Plaque text:

First Transcontinental Railroad

Central Pacific graders reached Junction, now Roseville, on November 23, 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 to and from Sacramento. Now Roseville is a major railroad distribution center.

Plaque placed by the State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the Conference of California Historical Societies and The Placer County Historical Society. May 9, 1969

Registered 11/20/1962