#0780-2 First Transcontinental Railroad - Rocklin


#0780-2 First Transcontinental Railroad - Rocklin

Site information:

SE corner of Rocklin Rd and First St, Rocklin


Plaque information:

State plaque

Plaque text:

First Transcontinental Railroad

Central Pacific reached Rocklin, 22 miles from its Sacramento Terminus, in May, 1864, when the railroad established a major locomotive terminal here. Trains moving over the Sierra were generally cut in two sections at this point, in order to ascend the grade. The first CP freight movement was three carloads of Rocklin granite pulled by the engine "Governor Stanford". The terminal was moved to Roseville April 18, 1908.

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