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

Loomis - Transcontinental Railroad

 
 
Loomis - Transcontinental Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 29, 2015
1. Loomis - Transcontinental Railroad Marker
Inscription. The western branch of the Transcontinental Railroad, the Central Pacific, laid track to this exact point on May 21, 1864.

The Central Pacific met its eastern counterpart, the Union Pacific Railroad, at Promontory Summit, Utah, on May 10, 1869.

These tracks carried carloads of Loomis fruit throughout the United States for nearly 100 years.
 
Erected 2004 by Loomis Basin Historical Society.
 
Location. 38° 49.296′ N, 121° 11.643′ W. Marker is in Loomis, California, in Placer County. Marker can be reached from Horseshoe Bar Road. Touch for map. The marker is located near the entrance to Blue Anchor Park next to the railroad station. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5775 Horseshoe Bar Road, Loomis CA 95650, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Loomis (within shouting distance of this marker); Loomis Town Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Griffith Quarry (approx. 2.6 miles away); The Finnish Temperance Hall (approx. 3.1 miles away); The Fletcher Moon House (approx. 3.1 miles away); Rocklin Veterans Memorial
Loomis - Transcontinental Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 29, 2015
2. Loomis - Transcontinental Railroad Marker
(approx. 3.1 miles away); Rocklin (approx. 3.1 miles away); Trott Hotel (approx. 3.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Loomis.
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
Loomis Train Station image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 29, 2015
3. Loomis Train Station
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 30, 2015, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 159 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 30, 2015, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.
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