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First Transcontinental Railroad - Rocklin No. 780-2
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member unimoggers
N 38° 47.501 W 121° 14.272
10S E 653037 N 4295134
Quick Description: I made a special trip to Rocklin to photograph this waymark.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 5/28/2008 11:18:30 AM
Waymark Code: WM3WZ6
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member Marky
Views: 26

Long Description:
MARKER TEXT:
NO. 780-2 FIRST TRANSCONTINENTAL RAILROAD-ROCKLIN - 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.
Location: SE corner of Rocklin Rd and First St, Rocklin
Marker Number: 780.00

Marker Name: NO. 780-2 FIRST TRANSCONTINENTAL RAILROAD-ROCKLIN

County: Placer

Has Official CA Plaque: yes

Marker Dedication Date: 05/09/1969

Location:
SE corner of Rocklin Rd and First St, Rocklin


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