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Newcastle in Placer County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Newcastle

First Transcontinental Railroad

 
 
First Transcontinental Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, December 6, 2005
1. First Transcontinental Railroad Marker
Inscription. Regular freight and passenger trains began operating over the first 31 miles of Central Pacific's line to Newcastle on June 10, 1864, when political opposition and lack of money stopped further construction during that mild winter. Construction was resumed in April 1865. At this point, stagecoaches transferred passengers from the Dutch Flat Wagon Road.
 
Erected 1969 by the State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the Conference Of California Historical Societies and the Placer County Historical Society (May 9, 1969). (Marker Number 780-3.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Transcontinental Railroad marker series.
 
Location. 38° 52.537′ N, 121° 8.05′ W. Marker is in Newcastle, California, in Placer County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Page Street, on the right when traveling south on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Newcastle CA 95658, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Newcastle Portuguese Hall (approx. 0.4 miles away); Town of Ophir (approx. 1.2 miles away); Griffith Quarry (approx. 2.4
First Transcontinental Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, December 6, 2005
2. First Transcontinental Railroad Marker
miles away); Bloomers Cut (approx. 2.8 miles away); Jean Baptiste Charbonneau (approx. 3.2 miles away); The Auburn Joss House (approx. 3.3 miles away); Claude Chana (approx. 3.3 miles away); City of Auburn (approx. 3.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newcastle.
 
More about this marker. This site is a California Registered Historical Landmark (No. 780-3).
 
Also see . . .
1. Bob Moore Construction, Inc. Transcontinental Railroad. (Submitted on September 6, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
2. AOL Hometown - The First Transcontinental Railroad. (Submitted on September 6, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
 
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Newcastle Freight Depot - Looking North image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, December 6, 2005
3. Newcastle Freight Depot - Looking North
Newcastle Freight Depot - Looking South image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, December 6, 2005
4. Newcastle Freight Depot - Looking South
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 6, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,567 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 6, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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