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Turning Locomotives in Folsom

Folsom Historic District

 
 
Turning Locomotives in Folsom Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, April 12, 2016
1. Turning Locomotives in Folsom Marker
Inscription.  Over time there have been five turntables used to turn locomotives, (like the one pictured above), around at the Folsom Rail Yard. The first turntable was put in place in 1856, with replacement turntables constructed in 1867, 1882, 1891, and 1910. In 1913, a wye or triangle track that allowed the train to turn around was constructed and the turntable was removed. The turntable currently in place is a 1997 replica of the second (1867) A-frame or gallows type turntable.
 
Location. 38° 40.605′ N, 121° 10.748′ W. Marker is in Folsom, California, in Sacramento County. Marker is on Sutter Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Folsom CA 95630, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Turning the Trains (a few steps from this marker); Sacramento Valley Railroad (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Car/Carpenter Shop (1863) (within shouting distance of this marker); W.L. Perkins Warehouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Wells Fargo and Company (within shouting distance of this
Turntable and marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, April 12, 2016
2. Turntable and marker
marker); Folsom History Museum (within shouting distance of this marker); Folsom Pony Express Terminus (within shouting distance of this marker); New Uses on the Rail Yard (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Folsom.
 
Regarding Turning Locomotives in Folsom. Locomotive "Pioneer,” one of the first four locomotives operated by the SVRR, circa 1868. Built at the Globe Locomotive Works
in Boston in 1849, the locomotive was shipped 15,000 miles around Cape Horn to Califoria.
 
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Inset marker photo: Locomotive "Pioneer" image. Click for full size.
Photo courtesy of the California State Railroad Museum
3. Inset marker photo: Locomotive "Pioneer"
Locomotive "Pioneer,” one of the first four locomotives operated by the SVRR, circa 1868. Built at the Globe Locomotive Works in Boston in 1849, the locomotive was shipped 15,000 miles around Cape Horn to Califoria.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on December 19, 2019. This page originally submitted on December 19, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 43 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 19, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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