Rocklin

Rocklin (HM74Y)

Location: Rocklin, CA 95677 Placer County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 47.501', W 121° 14.273'

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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.
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HM NumberHM74Y
Series This marker is part of the Transcontinental Railroad series
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Marker Number780-2
Year Placed1969
Placed ByState Department of Parks and Recreation in Cooperation with the Conference of California Historical Societies and The Placer County Historical Society May 9, 1969
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 10th, 2014 at 4:56pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 653036 N 4295134
Decimal Degrees38.79168333, -121.23788333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 47.501', W 121° 14.273'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 47' 30.06" N, 121° 14' 16.38" W
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Area Code(s)916, 530
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5101-5199 Front St, Rocklin CA 95677, US
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