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    • Aerial View of Business and Government Districts, Sacramento, CA

    • June 1945
    • Sacramento in the 1940s was a city transformed by World War II. “Although the Sacramento Valley was not a heavily industrialized area, it received contracts to manufacture $7,500,000 worth of wartime goods. Much of this money was for preserved...
    • BBSAC034
    • Southern Pacific Shops

    • 1922
    • Shown in 1922 is a portion of the Southern Pacific Railroad shops, located at the foot of Second Street in Sacramento.
    • 916
    • Southern Pacific Roundhouse

    • 1920
    • Pictured in 1920 is a roundhouse of the Southern Pacific Railroad. Visible are three tanker cars and a turntable.
    • 914
    • The Collis P. Huntington and Southern Pacific Railroad Workers

    • 1930
    • Pictured on October 13, 1930, is the Collis P. Huntington, also known as Engine Number One, and first locmotive purchased by the Southern Pacific Railroad. Posing before the engine are, left to right, G.A. Knoblaugh, erecting shop foreman, Henry...
    • 2202
    • Air View of Filtration Plant, Sacramento, California

    • 1935
    • Shown in circa 1935 is an aerial view of the Sacramento City Water Filtration Plant. Built in 1924, it became the first water filtration complex west of the Rocky Mountains. Other landmarks are, at the far left of the photograph, the Pacific Gas...
    • BBSAC769
    • Aerial View of Government and Business Districts, Sacramento, CA

    • An account in “Sacramento, California” printed in 1926 describes the capital city as a trading center from which comes and goes a commerce that has produced a city possessing bank deposits greater in proportion to population than any other city.” ...
    • BBSAC026
    • Aerial View of the State Capitol from the Back, Sacramento, CA

    • Groundbreaking for the Capitol occurred on September 24, 1860. The corner stone was laid on May 15, 1861. Construction covered a period of 14 years with special taxes levied to sustain the project. “Until the roof was built in 1868, work stopped...
    • BBSAC039
    • 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
    • Depot and R.R. Yards

    • 1910
    • This postcard shows 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 several carriages are poised near the...
    • BBSAC614
    • Southern Pacific Railroad Shops

    • 1858
    • This February 3, 1933, photograph captures the enormity of locomotive and car parts at the Southern Pacific Railroad Shops. At the time of the photograph, Southern Pacific had invested 125,000 dollars into the modernization of forty-one of its...
    • 915
    • Sacramento River and Bridges, Sacramento, California

    • This colorful rendition of the Sacramento River and bridges is an example of the linen-like postcards popular from about 1930 through World War II. Metrocraft Company of Everett, Massachusetts produced this embellished view which was then...
    • BBSAC681
    • Sacramento Aerial View

    • 1935
    • This circa 1938 photograph provides a rare view of Sacramento proper from the north side of the American River. Several landmarks are visible. The City Incinerator, marked by its stack can be seen to the far left of the photograph, built in...
    • 1049
    • 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
    • Central Pacific Railroad Shops

    • 1873
    • This 1873 photograph shows the prime facilities of the Central Pacific Railroad shops. In the foreground is the 90 by 230-foot car building shop. To the left of it is the 60 by 125-foot blacksmith shop. Behind both is the cabinet shop, boasting...
    • 858
    • 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
    • Southern Pacific Depot, Sacramento, Cal. - Acmegraph Co.

    • 1921
    • Buildings for locomotive repair were in place for the Central Pacific Railroad close on the Sacramento River by 1869 with improvements and additions materializing over the years. By the time this postcard was in circualtion circa 1907 the...
    • BBSAC608
    • 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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