Sacramento in Sacramento County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
The Birth Place of the Railroads
A Southern Pacific subsidiary, the Sacramento Southern Railroad, constructed a rail line south from R Street on the early 1900s. The Walnut Grove Branch, as it became known, extended twenty-four miles from Sacramento to Walnut Grove. It was officially completed in March 1912. In “The Docks” area the passenger and freight line followed the Sacramento River levee. This line currently is being used by the California State Railroad Museum for the excursion train operation.
Location. Click for map. Marker is located on the River Front Promenade off of Capital Mall and Front Streets. Marker is in this post office area: Sacramento CA 95814, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Historic Street Lights (within shouting distance of this marker); The Docks (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The First Brick Building in Sacramento (about 500 feet away); Independent Boat Operations of the 1850s (about 500 feet away); The River Lines Fleet (about 600 feet away); City Wharf and Warehouses (about 600 feet away); The Interurban Railroad Lines (about 600 feet away); View Near the M Street Bridge (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Sacramento.
Regarding The Birth Place of the Railroads. See Also: All Sacramento County markers related to the Sacramento Valley Railroad for additional information.
Also see . . .
1. History of the Sacramento Southern Railroad. The Southern Pacific incorporated a new railroad: the Sacramento Southern. Totally owned, funded, and operated by SP, the standard-gauge line was to be built in a southeasterly direction (Submitted on March 4, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
2. Wikipedia Article: The Sacramento Southern Railroad. (Submitted on March 4, 2009.)
3. A brief history of the Sacramento Valley Railroad. (Submitted on March 4, 2009.)
4. California State Railroad Museum – Train Rides. (Submitted on March 4, 2009.)
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 870 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.