Historic Sites and Points of Interest in Placer County

Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad
  Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad 16 December 2013
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Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad
East Grass Valley Street Near Railroad Avenue
Built 1876
Dismantled 1942

The plaque on the left commemorates the narrow gauge railroad. It reads:

Nevada Co. Narrow Gauge Railroad
Placer County Terminus

Depot was 100 yards N. E. of this spot. Built by John Flint Kidder between 1874-76. It ran 22 miles from Colfax to Nevada City via Grass Valley. Rails taken up on 1942. Sarah Kidder, widow of builder, world's first woman railroad president 1901-13.

Plaque dedicated May 1, 1976 by
Lord Sholto Douglas, No. 3 and
Wm. Bull Meek - Wm. Morris Stewart, No. 10
E Clampus Vitus

The plaque on the right commemorates the First Transcontinental Railroad.

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