Sacramento in Sacramento County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Freight on the Move
Central Paciﬁc Railroad
The completed Transcontinental Railroad offered faster and cheaper freight service than the old shipping routes through Panama and around South America. Once rails replaced water as the preferred means of transportation, the depot bustled with activity like never before.
During its first five years in existence, the CPRR Freight Depot
Marker series. This marker is included in the Transcontinental Railroad marker series.
Location. 38° 34.953′ N, 121° 30.367′ W. Marker is in Sacramento, California, in Sacramento County. Marker can be reached from Front Street. Touch for map. Marker is mounted in the walkway between the street and railroad tracks at the Depot. Marker is in this post office area: Sacramento CA 95814, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Transcontinental Railroad Groundbreaking Site (here, next to this marker); Pony Express River Steamer “Antelope” (a few steps from this marker); Lady Adams Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Sacramento River Waterfront (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Booth Building (about 300 feet away); Vernon-Brannan House (about 400 feet away); Sacramento's Early Waterfront (about 500 feet away); New England Seed Store (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sacramento.
Also see . . .
1. Central Pacific Railroad Freight Depot. The original wood frame Central Pacific Railroad Freight Depot was constructed along the Sacramento River, fronting on Front Street between J and K Streets, in the mid-1860s. Located just south of the Central Pacific Railroad Passenger Station, it continued as the principal railroad freight depot for the city until 1880. (Submitted on February 11, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
2. University of California. Photo of the Levee and Central Pacific Railroad Freight Trains, Sacramento, circa 1860/1870 (Submitted on February 11, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on January 23, 2018. This page originally submitted on February 11, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,262 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on February 11, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.