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Western Pacific Depot - Sacramento California
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
N 38° 34.605 W 121° 28.842
10S E 632342 N 4270904
Quick Description: Western Pacific Depot built in 1910.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 2/5/2008 7:57:20 AM
Waymark Code: WM33YF
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member SCOTUS
Views: 74

Long Description:
Information for this waymark was gleaned from the California State Railroad Museums web article entitled "River City Depot's" (visit link)

Built in 1910 by the Western Pacific Railroad This depot brought the first depot to Sacramento that didn't have ties to the Central Pacific/Southern Pacific monopoly of the area. The building style is Mission Revival and it was designed by the architectural firm named Willis Polk.
The depot sat empty for a long while until it was converted into a restaurant in the 1970's. It is currently an Old Spaghetti Factory.

It retains its original charm and the interior offers reminders to the original use of the structure.

The former open-arch train platform has been enclosed and is used as the restaurants bar area.

The Union Pacific main line still runs past this location.
Is the station/depot currently used for railroad purposes?: No

Is the station/depot open to the public?: Yes

If the station/depot is not being used for railroad purposes, what is it currently used for?:
Part of the national chain of Old Spaghetti Restaurants.


What rail lines does/did the station/depot serve?: Western Pacific,

Station/Depot Web Site: [Web Link]

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