#780-1:  First Transcontinental Railroad - Roseville

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Old Town Roseville, S.E. corner of Church St & Washington Blvd, Roseville

Plaque: 38.750985,-121.286009
Site: 38.750050,-121.286260




State Plaque



From the Guidebook:

Central Pacific graders arrived at Junction on November 23, 1863, and when track reached there on April 25, 1864, trains began making the 18-mile run to and from Sacramento daily. The new line crossed a line reaching northward from Folsom that the California Central had begun in 1858 and abandoned in 1868. Junction, now called Roseville, became a major railroad distribution center.

David Schmitt