#1053 Sierra Railway Shops


#1053 Sierra Railway Shops

Site information:

At intersection of Sierra Ave and 9th St, Jamestown

Site is a state park. Plaque accessible any time, site limited to operating hours with fee.

37.951225, -120.418280

Plaque information:

State plaque

Plaque text:

Sierra Railway Shops

Between 1897 and 1955 this shops[sic] complex, including freight house, roundhouse, turntable and car shops, was Sierra Railway's main locomotive and car maintenance facility. Sierra served the hardrock mining and lumbering industries, and assisted construction of regional dams and reservoirs. Sierra also became California's best known movie railroad, decorating Sierra locomotives and cars to play many roles in movies and television.

Plaque placed by California State Parks, the Native Sons of the Golden West, and the California State Parks Foundation. Dedicated 2014, the 150th anniversary of California State Parks.

Registered 8/28/2014