#0780-3 First Transcontinental Railroad - Newcastle


#0780-3 First Transcontinental Railroad - Newcastle

Site information:

SW corner of Main and Page Sts, Newcastle


Plaque information:

State plaque

Plaque text:

First Transcontinental Railroad

Regular freight and passenger trains began operating over the first 31 miles of Central Pacific's line to Newcastle on June 10, 1864, when political opposition and lack of money stopped further construction during that mild winter. Construction was resumed in April 1865. At this point, stagecoaches transferred passengers from the Dutch Flat Wagon Road.

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