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Colfax Passenger Depot - Colfax, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
N 39° 05.956 W 120° 57.189
10S E 677000 N 4329787
Quick Description: The Colfax station is now part of Amtrak.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 5/9/2011 7:41:11 PM
Waymark Code: WMBDMB
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
Views: 4

Long Description:
A plaque at the site reads: ""Built in 1905 by Southern Pacific Railroad in what SPRR called the Colonnade style. It is the only remaining depot of this type in Placer County. It was used as a passenger depot until 30 April, 1971.

This structure replaced the original central pacific depot, constructed in 1865. It included the Western Union Telegraph office, Wells Fargo Express office and a restaurant. It was destroyed by a fire Tuesdau morning, 26 September, 1905.

The station was the terminus for the Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad from 1876 to 1942. The NCNG hauled gold, lumber, fruit and passengers to the main line of the Transcontinental Railroad.""
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?: Amtrak, Southern Pacific

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

Station/Depot Web Site: Not listed

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