Tahoe City in Placer County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Trains and Tourists
It would be another 25 years before a major railroad arrived. The Linnard Steamship Company and Southern Pacific Railroad replaced the narrow gauge rails with standard gauge, allowing passengers to make their entire trip without changing trains in Truckee. Trains ran throughout the year. Visitors came to Lake Tahoe on "Snowball Specials" for winter sporting events.
As roads improved and automobiles became more affordable, fewer people took the train to Tahoe City. During World War II, the tracks were finally dismantled and the metal rails recycled for the war effort.
Erected by Tahoe City Rotary Club.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & StreetcarsRotary International series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1902.
Location. 39° 10.239′ N, 120° 8.446′ W. Marker is in Tahoe City, California, in Placer County. Marker can be reached from North Lake Boulevard south of Grove Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tahoe City CA 96145, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Development & Conflict (here, next to this marker); Grand Central Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); The Watson Cabin (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Early Tahoe City (about 400 feet away); Tahoe City (about 400 feet away); Tahoe City’s “Big Tree” (about 400 feet away); Olympic Silver, 1956 to 1971 (about 400 feet away); Tahoe City Begins, 1860 to 1895 (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tahoe City.
More about this marker. Marker is located in Commons Beach Park and along a bike path.
Credits. This page was last revised on January 22, 2018. It was originally submitted on January 19, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. This page has been viewed 99 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on January 19, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.