"Railtown 1897"

"Railtown 1897" (HMLL6)

Location: Jamestown, CA 95327 Tuolumne County
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N 37° 57.047', W 120° 25.023'

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Location of general offices and maintenance shops for the Sierra Railroad, 1897 - 1955. Steam passenger excursion trains operated, 1971 - 1979.

The railroad served many Mother Lode mines and was a trunk line for the Sugar Pine (Pickering), Westside, and Hetch-Hetchy Railroads. It played a vital role in hauling materials and supplies used to build the Don Pedro, Melones, O'Shaughnessy, and Tri-Dam Projects.

The State Historic Resources Commission unanimously voted Railtown 1897 and the 56-mile Sierra Railroad eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places, August 7, 1981.

Gov. Edmund G. Brown, Jr. approved the appropriation and the following members of the legislature sponsored Assembly Concurrent Resolution 56 (April, 1981) which directed Railtown 1897 be acquired as a unit of the State Park System.
Art Agnos · Richard Alatorre · William Baker · Tom Bane · Tom Bates · Marian Bergesen · Howard Berman · Douglas H. Bosco · Willie L. Brown, Jr. · Robert Campbell · Dominic L. Cortese · Jim Costa · Jim Cramer · Wadie Deddeh · Gordon Duffy · Dave Elder · Sam Farr · Gerald N. Felando · Richard E. Floyd · William Filante · Robert C. Frazee · Terry Goggin · Leroy F. Greene · Tom Hannigan · Elihu M. Harris · Wally Harger · Teresa Hughes · Patrick Johnston · Lawrence Kapiloff · Richard Katz · David G. Kelley · Marian Lafollette · Bill Lancaster · Richard Lehman · William Leonard · Bill Lockyer · Matthew G. Martinez · Alister McAlister · Leo T. McCarthy · Jean Moorhead Louis J. Papan · Mike Roos · Herschel Rosenthal · Marilyn Ryan · Byron Sher · Stan Statham · Larry Stirling · Sally Tanner · John E. Thurman · Art Torres · Curtis Tucker · Frank Vicencia · Maxine Waters · Norman S. Waters · Chester B. Wray · Cathie Wright · Bruce Young
Ruben S. Ayala · Daniel E. Boatwright · Paul Carpenter · Jim Ellis · John Garamendi · Ray Johnson · Barry Keene · Henry Mello · Jim Nielson Alan Robbins

The first President of Friends of the Sierra Railroad, Stanley F. Cassasa (1912 - 1981) and Legislative Lobbyist Marie (Sandy) Green (1930 - 1981) are honored for dedication to preservation of Railtown 1897 and the railroading era represented.
HM NumberHMLL6
Year Placed1982
Placed ByFriends of the Sierra Railroad
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Date Added Saturday, October 25th, 2014 at 12:37pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 726946 N 4203501
Decimal Degrees37.95078333, -120.41705000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 57.047', W 120° 25.023'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 57' 2.82" N, 120° 25' 1.38" W
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Area Code(s)209
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 908-930 S 5th Ave, Jamestown CA 95327, US
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