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#780-4:  First Transcontinental Railroad - Auburn

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Location:

639 Lincoln Way, Auburn

38.901811,-121.065801

 

 

Plaque:

State Plaque

Notes:

None


From the Guidebook:

After an 11-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 the new funds, Central Pacific augmented its forces with the first Chinese laborers, and work began again in earnest.



David Schmitt