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

Lest We Forget

 
 
Lest We Forget Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 21, 2010
1. Lest We Forget Marker
Inscription. This monument has been erected to honor the memory of eleven local railroad workers who met untimely deaths in a tragic train accident between Roseville and Lincoln on April 8, 1935.

Louis Apostolas • Arnold Caballero • Sam Darras • Tony Espinoza • Isaac Esqueda • Steve Gianakopias • Vincente Hernandez • Leonard Jimenez • Agapito Munoz • Pete Piniotis • Jose Vargas

They kept the railroad moving

 
Erected by Roseville Historical Society. (Marker Number 4.)
 
Location. 38° 45.003′ N, 121° 17.173′ W. Marker is in Roseville, California, in Placer County. Marker is on North Grant Street west of Pacific Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is located at the Roseville Amtrak Station. Marker is in this post office area: Roseville CA 95678, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Roseville (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Chicago West Building (about 600 feet away); Roseville’s First City Hall (about 600 feet away); Bank of Italy Building (about 600 feet away); Onyx Club (about
Lest We Forget Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 20, 2010
2. Lest We Forget Marker
700 feet away); McRae Building (about 700 feet away); Eagles Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Railroad Hobbies Building (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Roseville.
 
Regarding Lest We Forget. This memorial was placed to honor the memory of the 11 railroad workers who were killed while working on the tracks during a rain storm.

The engineer on a train traveling from Lincoln to Roseville could not see the workers and the train ran into their open rail-car.
 
Additional keywords. Railroad Accidents
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
Lest We Forget Monument and Roseville Amtrak Station image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 21, 2010
3. Lest We Forget Monument and Roseville Amtrak Station
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 24, 2010, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 811 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 24, 2010, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.
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