#0780-4 First Transcontinental Railroad - Auburn


#0780-4 First Transcontinental Railroad - Auburn

Site information:

639 Lincoln Way, Auburn


Plaque information:

State plaque

Plaque text:

First Transcontinental Railroad

After an eleven-month delay due to political opposition and lack of money, Central Pacific tracks reached Auburn May 13, 1865, and regular service began. Government loans became available when the railroad completed its first 40 miles, four miles east of here. With new funds, Central Pacific augmented its forces with the first Chinese laborers and work began in earnest.

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