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Truckee in Nevada County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)

C.P.R.R. Truckee Round House

C.P.R.R. Truckee Round House Marker image. Click for full size.
1. C.P.R.R. Truckee Round House Marker
Inscription.  Needed to house and maintain the engines of the Central Pacific Railroad during construction of the Trans-Sierra Crossing, an enclosed wooden round house was constructed here in 1868. It was razed by fire in March 1869. A 16 stall wooden structure was built that year as the maintenance facility of the C.P.R.R. Truckee Division. Another fire in 1876 resulted in construction of a 22 stall granite and wooden structure. This served thru 1942, when it was officially retired. A victim of the end of the steam era and consolidation of maintenance at other locations. The round houses were home to helper engines, fire trains and the first rotary snow plow in the Sierra.

Dedicated August 10, 1991 Chief Truckee Chapter No. 3691
E Clampus Vitus
Erected 1991 by Chief Truckee Chapter No. 3691, E Clampus Vitus.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list. A significant historical month for this entry is March 1869.
Location. 39° 19.733′ N, 120° 10.949′ W.

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Marker is in Truckee, California, in Nevada County. Marker is on Donner Pass Road south of Church Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Truckee CA 96161, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Log Cabin (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Truckee’s Old Stone Garage and Site of Town’s First Dwelling (about 600 feet away); Jax Truckee Diner (about 700 feet away); “The Tin Can” ----------- “Dot’s Place” (about 700 feet away); George Schaffer (about 800 feet away); George Schaffer House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Truckee (approx. 0.2 miles away); Theodore Dehone Judah (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Truckee.
Credits. This page was last revised on January 17, 2018. It was originally submitted on January 11, 2018, by Frank Gunshow Sanchez of Hollister, California. This page has been viewed 212 times since then and 19 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on January 11, 2018, by Frank Gunshow Sanchez of Hollister, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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Mar. 25, 2023