First Transcontinental Railroad - Rocklin
California State Historic Landmark 780-2
#780-2 First Transcontinental Railroad
Central Pacific reached Rocklin, 22 miles from its Sacramento terminus, in May, 1864 when the railroad established a major locomotive terminal here. Trains moving over the Sierra were generally cut in two sections at this point, in order to ascend the grade. The first CP freight movement was three carloads of Rocklin granite, pulled by the engine "Governor Stanford." The terminal was moved to Roseville April 18, 1908.
Nothing remains of this site.
SE corner of Rocklin Rd and Front St, Rocklin.
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