California Historical Landmarks in Sacramento County

California Historical Landmark 526
First Passenger Railroad
1800 Third Street

California Landmark 526: First Passenger Railroad

California Landmark 526: First Passenger Railroad 12 August 2006
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California's First Passenger Railroad

The Sacramento Valley Railroad, running from Sacramento to Folsom, was begun at this site on February 12, 1855. Here, at Third and R Streets, was located the Sacramento passenger terminal. The turntable and freight depot were at Third and Front Streets. Completion of the railroad was celebrated at Folsom on February 22, 1856.

Historical Landmark No. 526

Plaque placed by the California State Park Commission in cooperation with the Sacramento County Historical Society
February 12, 1955

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