Colfax in Placer County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad
1876 – 1942
—Placer County Terminus —
Erected 1976 by Lord Sholto Douglas, No.3 and Wm. Bull Meek – Wm. Morris Stewart No. 10, E. Clampus Vitus, May 1, 1976.
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
Location. 39° 6.011′ N, 120° 57.159′ W. Marker is in Colfax, California, in Placer County. Marker is on East Grass Valley Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is located at the entrance to the AMTRAK Station. Marker is in this post office area: Colfax CA 95713, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Colfax (here, next to this marker); Schuyler Colfax (a few steps from this marker); Robert G. Fowler - Colfax (within shouting distance of this marker); First Brick Building in Colfax (within shouting distance of this marker); Murphy’s Saloon (about 300 Leopold & Josephine Lobner (about 300 feet away); IOOF Hall (about 300 feet away); Illinoistown Lodge No. 51 (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Colfax.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Click on “Click to map all markers shown on this page” to view marker placements from Nevada City to Colfax.
Also see . . .
1. Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad. The NCNGR Museum gives a short history of the railroad. (Submitted on December 15, 2008.)
2. Engines of the NCNGRR. (Submitted on December 15, 2008.)
3. Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad. (Submitted on December 15, 2008.)
4. Working on Colfax Railroad, Depot History - Colfax Record. (Submitted on September 2, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 15, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 2,135 times since then and 145 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 15, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. 3. submitted on March 3, 2011.