First Transcontinental RailroadCentral 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.
|Series||This marker is part of the Transcontinental Railroad series|
|Placed By||State Department of Parks and Recreation in Cooperation with the Conference of California Historical Societies and The Placer County Historical Society May 9, 1969|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, October 10th, 2014 at 4:56pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||10S E 653036 N 4295134|
|Decimal Degrees||38.79168333, -121.23788333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 47.501', W 121° 14.273'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 47' 30.06" N, 121° 14' 16.38" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||916, 530|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 5101-5199 Front St, Rocklin CA 95677, US|
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