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Southern Pacific Railroad Station - Sacramento, California
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Bluejacket01
N 38° 35.039 W 121° 30.049
10S E 630576 N 4271677
Quick Description: "The Southern Pacific’s new passenger station at Sacramento…is one of the most modern stations on the Pacific Coast and one of the finest structures in Sacramento."
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 11/17/2008 8:05:02 PM
Waymark Code: WM568N
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
Views: 20

Long Description:
The following information is excerpted from an excellent article published by the California State Railroad Museum at (visit link) See this article for complete details.

Architectural design work on the station building itself would not begin until 1924, apparently, due to an ongoing disagreement between the U.S. government and SP regarding reparations for the railroad’s mandated participation in the USRA. Finally, however, San Francisco architects Bliss & Fairweather were brought aboard to design the structure, in cooperation with the railroad’s own architectural bureau. Within two years, the completed facility would replace the aging Arcade Station forever.

"The passenger station proper is of the Italian type of architecture. It is 370 ft. long, with a width of 54 ft. at the west-end and 128 ft. at the east-end. The Central portion of the building, which houses the waiting room and concourse, is 83 ft. wide," noted Railway Age. "The exterior walls are faced with brick with a mingled light russet color, while a darker russet tiling is used on the sloping roof. The entire building is trimmed with architectural terra cotta and the lines of the structure, enhanced by eight circular topped windows, 35 ft. high and glazed with amber colored cathedral glass, combine with the color treatment of the walls and roof to furnish a harmonious and pleasing aspect."
Is the station/depot currently used for railroad purposes?: Yes

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

What rail lines does/did the station/depot serve?: Southern Pacific Railroad

Station/Depot Web Site: [Web Link]

If the station/depot is not being used for railroad purposes, what is it currently used for?: Not listed

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