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#780-2:  First Transcontinental Railroad - Rocklin

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Location:

SE corner of Rocklin Rd and First St, Rocklin

38.791678,-121.237897

 

 

Plaque:

State Plaque

Notes:

None


From the Guidebook:

Central Pacific reached Rocklin, 22 miles from its Sacramento terminus, in May 1864, when the railroad established a major locomotive terminal here. Trains moving over the Sierra were generally cut in two sections at this point in order to ascend the grade. The first CP freight movement was three carloads of Rocklin granite pulled by the engine Governor Stanford. The terminal was moved to Roseville April 18, 1908.



2009 David Schmitt