“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Freeport in Sacramento County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)

Freeport Railroad


Freeport Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 15, 2008
1. Freeport Railroad Marker
Inscription. In 1863 a ten mile long short line was built from Brighton Station on the Sacramento Valley RR to this here spot. It was called “Freeport” because it avoided the high charges for landing freight and passengers at the Sacramento City embarcadero. The short line became a popular short cut to the “Washoe” mines. Central Pacific RR bought the line in 1865 and removed the track in 1866 to eliminate competition.

A short lived short cut short line.

New Helvetia Chapter No. 5 E. Clampus Vitus

August 2, 1969
Erected 1969 by E. Clampus Vitus.
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
Location. 38° 27.415′ N, 121° 30.047′ W. Marker is in Freeport, California, in Sacramento County. Marker is on Highway 160, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Highway 160 is also known as Freeport Boulevard on this stretch. Marker is in this post office area: Chehalis WA 98532, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. George Hack House (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sacramento County WW I Veterans Memorial
Freeport Railroad Marker - Wide Shot image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 15, 2008
2. Freeport Railroad Marker - Wide Shot
In the background is the Sacramento river levee. On top of the levee run some railroad tracks - those of the Sacramento Southern RR, which began service to Freeport in 1909.
(approx. 5.6 miles away); Camp Union Sutterville (approx. 5.6 miles away); Sutterville Brewery (approx. 5.6 miles away); Alexander Hamilton Willard (approx. 6 miles away); Frasinetti’s Winery (approx. 6.2 miles away); 4th Avenue / Wayne Hultgren Light Rail Station (approx. 6.6 miles away); Elitha Cumi Donner - Wilder (approx. 7.1 miles away).
Regarding Freeport Railroad. The town of Freeport survived the demise of its initial reason for existence by relying on agriculture. Today it has a marina, a few restaurants, a golf course, a market, and some bait shops.
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 1,293 times since then and 78 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. • Christopher Busta-Peck was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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