Colfax Freight Depot

Colfax Freight Depot (HM72D)

Location: Colfax, CA 95713 Placer County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 6.062', W 120° 57.185'

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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 and 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.
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HM NumberHM72D
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Year Placed2004
Placed ByGary and Pene Todd, Present Owners & Colfax Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at 2:34am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 677001 N 4329982
Decimal Degrees39.10103333, -120.95308333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 6.062', W 120° 57.185'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 6' 3.72" N, 120° 57' 11.10" W
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Area Code(s)530
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 34 N Main St, Colfax CA 95713, US
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