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    • Rose Leaves, 1923

    • 1923-01-01
    • Centered at the junction of the California Central rails and the Central Pacific Railway and named for the abundant wildflowers in the area, the town of Roseville formed a school district in 1869 but had no schoolhouse of its own until 1872. A...
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    • Central Pacific Railroad Locomotive “A.A. Sargent”

    • 1865
    • Taken in 1865, this photograph shows the Central Pacific Railroad locomotive “A. A. Sargent,” also known as number seven, at the foot of J Street, facing east from Front Street. The locomotive’s namesake, Aaron Augustus Sargent, served as...
    • 857
    • Central Pacific Railroad Locomotive “A.A. Sargent”

    • 1865
    • Taken in 1865, this photograph shows the Central Pacific Railroad locomotive “A. A. Sargent,” also known as number seven, at the foot of J Street, facing east from Front Street. The locomotive’s namesake, Aaron Augustus Sargent, served as...
    • 2475
    • C.P. Huntington Locomotive

    • 1980
    • The locomotive “Collis P. Huntington”, namesake of one of California’s legendary “Big Four” tycoon’s responsible for the Central Pacific Railroad and transcontinental rail service, is shown here on permanent display at the California...
    • BBSAC620
    • Central Pacific Railroad Locomotive “C.P. Huntington”

    • 1926
    • This dramatic view of the locomotive “C.P. Huntington” was taken at the 1926 opening of the Southern Pacific Depot at Fourth and I Streets. Resting behind the Huntington is the newly built Southern Pacific engine number 4337. Visitors are...
    • 1022
    • The Governor Stanford Locomotive

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    • Resting in the California State Railroad Museum at 111 I Street is the Central Pacific Railroad's "Governor Stanford" locomotive, also known as number one. The pictured exhibit simulates the locomotive's role in aiding the construction of the...
    • BBSAC622
    • Southern Pacific Station, Sacramento

    • 1940
    • The Southern Pacific Railroad Depot is the main focus of this circa 1940 postcard mailed to Oakland for one penny in 1948. The famous “C. P. Huntington” locomotive, the oldest surviving veteran of the Central Pacific and later Southern Pacific...
    • BBSAC609
    • Sacramento, California - Steam Locomotive

    • 1965
    • This circa 1965 postcard shows Southern Pacific Railroad steam locomotive 4294. The 4-8-8-2 engine was built in March 1944 at the Balwin Locomotive Works in Eddystone, Pennsylvania. Retired in 1956, 4294 was used to transport trains through the...
    • BBSAC617
    • Central Pacific Railroad Roundhouse

    • 1868
    • Pictured in 1874, and viewed from the south, is the Central Pacific Railroad’s Sacramento roundhouse, located at the Central Pacific Shops. The structure was built and put into service in 1868 by Central Pacific. The 29-stall building was,...
    • 859
    • Virginia and Truckee Railroad's Locomotive No. 13

    • 2000
    • Shown in circa 2000 is the Virginia and Truckee Railroad's locomotive number 13, also known as "Empire" and 15 as 13 was considered an unlucky number. Built in 1873 and retired in 1922, the Empire was repurposed as a switcher for spell, but has...
    • BBSAC623
    • Railfair, 1981

    • 1981
    • This 1981 photograph captures proceedings of Sacramento’s inaugural Railfair celebration, a 10-day-long event celebrating California’s railroad heritage. A locomotive – Central Pacific Railroad locomotive “Nevada” – makes its way...
    • 2417
    • C. P. Huntington Locomotive

    • 1864
    • Named after Collis P. Huntington was the "C.P. Huntington" locomotive, here pictured. This photograph is labeled as follows: "Southern Pacific R.R. of California No. 1. - Original Central Pacific No. 3 - Cylinders 11 x15 - Dia. Of Drivers 54" -...
    • 848
    • C.P. Huntington - Blank Back

    • 1980
    • Legendary California locomotives would always have to include the C. P. Huntington, an engine that ran from Sacramento for the Central Pacific during the Civil War, was a part of the transcontinental railroad that spanned the nation and ended up...
    • BBSAC618
    • Central Pacific Bridge over the American River

    • 1868
    • This photograph, taken circa 1868, shows the Central Pacific Railroad Bridge, the first railroad bridge (a wooden truss bridge) over the American River at Sacramento, near the present site of Cal Expo. An early locomotive is shown on the right.
    • 196
    • Old Sacramento - Union Pacific Train

    • 2000
    • Indicative of a rich railroading history, this circa 2000 postcard shows a Union Pacific 0-6-0 switching locomotive, making its way along Front and L streets in Old Sacramento State Historic Park. The engine was built in Lima, Ohio, in 1920. In...
    • BBSAC539
    • California State Railroad Museum

    • 1990
    • Displayed prominently in several silent films and at the California State Fair for years, the vintage 1863 engine C. P. Huntington was a part of the fabled Chicago Exposition in the early 1930s and has been recognized as an iconic symbol of...
    • BBSAC621
    • The Review, June 1912

    • 1912-06-01
    • Sacramento High School is located at 2315 Thirty-Fourth Street in Sacramento, California. Founded just one week after San Francisco’s Lowell High School opened its doors in mid-August 1856, “Sac High” has matured into the second oldest high...
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    • Sacramento Northern Railway Locomotive Number 654

    • 1930
    • Notes from the Sacramento Railroad Museum indicate that this freight engine, Number 654, of the Sacramento Northern Railway, was brand new in 1930 and running on X Street in Sacramento. The line was part of an interurban service that ran from Chico...
    • 1023

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