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Folsom in Sacramento County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Folsom Terminal

California’s First Passenger Railroad

 
 
Folsom Terminal Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, January 25, 2009
1. Folsom Terminal Marker
Inscription. Completion of the Sacramento Valley Railroad from Sacramento to Folsom was completed here February 22, 1856, by enthusiastic residents of both cities. The new line, 22 miles in length was commenced February 12, 1855, and was built by Theodore Dehone Judah, noted pioneer engineer.
 
Erected 1956 by The California State Park Commission in cooperation with the Sacramento County Historical Society, December 20, 1956. (Marker Number 558.)
 
Location. 38° 40.549′ N, 121° 10.812′ W. Marker is in Folsom, California, in Sacramento County. Marker is at the intersection of Sutter Street and Stafford Street, on the right when traveling south on Sutter Street. Click for map. Marker is located at Leidesdorff Plaza at the Folsom Light Rail Station. Marker is in this post office area: Folsom CA 95630, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Leidesdorff Plaza (here, next to this marker); Turning the Trains (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Wells Fargo and Company (about 500 feet away); Folsom History Museum (about 500 feet away); Folsom Pony Express Terminus
Folsom Terminal Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, January 25, 2009
2. Folsom Terminal Marker
(about 500 feet away); J. Clifton Toney (about 600 feet away); Folsom City (about 800 feet away but has been reported missing); Ashland Station (about 800 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Folsom.
 
Regarding Folsom Terminal. This site has been designated as California Registered Historical Landmark No.558
 
Also see . . .
1. Building the SVRR. A group of businessmen met in Sacramento in June of 1852. The result of that historic meeting was a tentative organization, known as the Sacramento Valley Railroad. (1) The new line, the first commercial railroad west of the Mississippi, would not only connect, by rail, Sacramento and Marysville, ". . . two of the most important distributing points in the interior," but would provide a reliable source of supply to the latter city and, at the same time, would traverse the fringe area of the mountain diggings. (Submitted on January 25, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.) 

2. Theodore Judah. (Submitted on January 25, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
 
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Advertising Map of the Sacramento Valley Railroad Route, 1863 Photo, Click for full size
Huntington Library Collection
3. Advertising Map of the Sacramento Valley Railroad Route, 1863
Sacramento Valley Railroad Turntable at Folsom (Reconstructed) Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, November 12, 2005
4. Sacramento Valley Railroad Turntable at Folsom (Reconstructed)
Trace of Original Railroad Tracks Located Next to the Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, January 25, 2009
5. Trace of Original Railroad Tracks Located Next to the Marker
Folsom Terminal Photo, Click for full size
By Southern Pacific RR, circa 1856
6. Folsom Terminal
Sacramento Valley Railroad, Engine 162 Photo, Click for full size
California State Library - Archives, circa 1869
7. Sacramento Valley Railroad, Engine 162
On the tracks at the foot of "U" Street in Sacramento.
 
 
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