#0780-6 First Transcontinental Railroad - Truckee


#0780-6 First Transcontinental Railroad - Truckee

Site information:

SP Depot, 10065 Donner Pass Rd, Truckee


Plaque information:

State plaque

Plaque text:

First Transcontinental Railroad

While construction on Sierra tunnels delayed Central Pacific, advance forces at Truckee began building forty miles of track east and west of Truckee moving all supplies by wagon and sled. Summit Tunnel was opened in December, 1867. The line reached Truckee April 3, 1868, and the Sierra was conquered. Rails reached Reno June 19, and construction advanced eastward one mile daily toward the meeting with Union Pacific at Promontory May 10, 1869, to complete the first Transcontinental Railroad.

Plaque placed by the State Department of Parks and Recreation, the Conference of California Historical Societies and Nevada County and Truckee-Donner Historical Societies, May 9, 1969.

Registered 11/20/1962