California Historical Landmarks in Placer County
California Landmark 780-3
First Transcontinental Railroad
Intersection of Main and Page Streets
First Train: June 10, 1864
Regular freight and passenger trains began operating over the first 31 miles of Central Pacific's line to Newcastle on June 10, 1864, when political opposition and lack of money stopped further construction during that mild winter. Construction was resumed in April 1865.
At this point, stagecoaches transferred passengers from the Dutch Flat Wagon Road.
California Registered Historical Landmark No. 780-3
Plaque placed by the State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with
the Conference of California Historical Societies and the Placer County Historical
May 9, 1969