Freeport Railroad

Freeport Railroad (HM5M6)

Location: Sacramento, CA 95832 Sacramento County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 27.415', W 121° 30.047'

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In 1863 a ten mile long short line was built from Brighton Station on the Sacramento Valley RR to this here spot. It was called "Freeport" because it avoided the high charges for landing freight and passengers at the Sacramento City embarcadero. The short line became a popular short cut to the "Washoe" mines. Central Pacific RR bought the line in 1865 and removed the track in 1866 to eliminate competition.

A short lived short cut short line.

New Helvetia Chapter No. 5 E. Clampus Vitus

August 2, 1969
HM NumberHM5M6
Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series
Year Placed1969
Placed ByE. Clampus Vitus
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 at 7:44am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 630809 N 4257577
Decimal Degrees38.45691667, -121.50078333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 27.415', W 121° 30.047'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 27' 24.90" N, 121° 30' 2.82" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)916
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 8200-8238 Freeport Blvd, Sacramento CA 95832, US
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