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    • Dry Creek Bridge

    • 1865
    • This photograph taken circa 1865 of the Dry Creek Bridge, located 17 miles east of Sacramento, shows a Central Pacific Railroad train.
    • 1185
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • Huntington Locomotive, Sacramento, California

    • 1920
    • A one-cent stamp would have fueled this postcard of the C. P. Huntington locomotive across the nation during the first part of last century just as the engine was part of the Central Pacific and later Southern Pacific Railroads that crossed the...
    • BBSAC624
    • Southern Pacific Co's Ferryboat, Solano, Benicia, California

    • 1900
    • Shown in circa 1900 is the Southern Pacific Railroad's ferryboat "Solano." Built in 1880, the 424-foot-long vessel was considered to be the largest train ferry in the world. Its charge was to ford Carquinez Strait, between Benicia and Port...
    • BBSAC627
    • Western Pacific Passenger Depot

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    • Sacramento's Western Pacific Railroad passenger depot, at 1904 J Street, sits prominently in this postcard. Built in 1909, the Mission-style structure was designed by the Chicago-based architect Daniel Burnham, and constructed for 30,000 dollars. ...
    • BBSAC628
    • Southern Pacific Railroad Arcade Depot

    • 1882
    • Located on G Street, between Second and Third Streets, and shown here in 1882 is the three track Central Pacific depot, also commonly known as the “Arcade Station.” One of the most modern stations of its day, the gothic-style garage, with its...
    • 852
    • Southern Pacific Railroad Station

    • 1915
    • Pictured in 1915, the Southern Pacific Railroad's engine X1461 is pulling out of the Sacramento station. This westbound train pulls extra passenger cars past automobiles and horse-drawn carriages, all parked near the baggage office, at the right...
    • 1051
    • 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
    • The C.P. Huntington at Sacramento

    •  
    • Pictured near the Southern Pacific Railroad's passenger station is the C.P. Huntington. It was placed at the pictured location in 1939. In 1964, Southern Pacific donated the Huntington to the State of California and, by 1980, it was undergoing...
    • BBSAC619
    • 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
    • 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 Lines, Engine #1170

    • 1920
    • This picture, taken in circa 1920, shows the Southern Pacific S-8 switcher number 1170 pushing a passenger car. Before the train are several individuals in pose. The 1170 was built in 1907 at the Baldwin Locomotive Works in Philadelphia,...
    • 1028
    • Southern Pacific Station - E.C. Kropp Co

    • 1940
    • This circa 1940 postcard shows the Southern Pacific train depot at Fifth and I streets. Also pictured is the locomotive, C.P. Huntington, which was placed at the spot in 1939. It went into service for Central Pacific in 1864 and taken out of...
    • BBSAC626
    • Burlington Zephyr in the Western Pacific Station

    • 1935
    • This 1935 photograph shows the Burlington Zephyr on display on the southern end of the Western Pacific Railroad Station, located at Nineteenth and J Streets. The diesel-powered, stainless steel-clad engine and its line operated until 1960.
    • 1029
    • Reversed Images of the Southern Pacific Railyards

    • 1910
    • This composite of reserved images offers a unique view of the Southern Pacific Railroad passenger depot and shops in 1910. The bottom image shows the west side of the passenger depot, built in 1879. Locomotives transit both in and out, and...
    • 2388
    • Western Pacific Railroad Station

    • 1935
    • This circa 1935 photograph captures the Burlington Zephyr on display at the Western Pacific Railroad Station on 1910 J Street.
    • 1148
    • Railroad Museum, Old Sacramento, California

    • 1977
    • This postcard printed in 1977 features Northwestern Pacific Engine #112, the property of the Pacific Coast Chapter of the Railway and Locomotive Historical Society, Inc. on display at the California State Railroad Museum in Old Sacramento. ...
    • BBSAC948

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