First Transcontinental Railroad - Truckee

California State Historic Landmark 780-6

Plaque exists. Site exists. Landmark location.

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First Transcontinental Railroad

While construction on Sierra tunnels delayed Central Pacific, advance forces at Truckee began building forty miles of track east and west of Truckee moving all supplies by wagon and sled. Summit Tunnel was opened in December, 1867. The line reached Truckee April 3, 1868, and the Sierra was conquered. Rails reached Reno June 19, and construction advanced eastward one mile daily toward the meeting with Union Pacific at Promontory May 10, 1869, to complete the first transcontinental railroad.

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SP Depot, 70 Donner Pass Rd, Truckee.

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