Colfax Freight Depot
Listed in the National Register of Historic Places
14 Nov. 1999 NPS. 99001564-000
Built circa 1880 by Central Pacific Railroad Company. Constructed of wood using standard
S.P. design known as Freight House #2, exhibiting the Victorian Era stick style. This
building is the only freight depot of this type remaining in Placer County.
The freight depot served as the transfer point a terminus for the Nevada County Narrow
Gauge Railroad. The N.C.N.G. transported passengers, mining supplies, gold and fruit
from 20 April, 1876 to 10 July, 1942.
In 1871, Morris Lobner, at age 22, was appointed as agent for the Central Pacific
Railroad by Collis P, Huntington. He served 46 years in Colfax.
The Freight Depot was retired from railroad use in 1963.
Dedicated Founder's Day, 18 Sept., 2004
Plaque donated by Gary & Penne Todd, present owners & Colfax Area Historical Society