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    • Nicolaus Building

    • 1931
    • This 1931 photograph captures the six-story, 78-foot-high Nicolaus Building on the northwest corner of Eighth and K Streets. The building’s most high profile tenant was the Western Pacific Railroad’s passenger department, which moved into the...
    • 960
    • 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
    • Central Pacific Railroad Locomotive “Governor Stanford”

    • 1863
    • The Central Pacific Railroad’s “Governor Stanford” chugs by in this 1863 photograph. The 4-4-0 locomotive was built a year earlier by the Norris Locomotive Works in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and then brought to San Francisco by sailing vessel. ...
    • 917
    • View on the Sacramento River, Sacramento, California

    • 1937
    • This circa 1937 post card reveals the waterfronts of both Sacramento and West Sacramento, as seen from the I Street Bridge. On the right side of the scene are two beached riverboats while the Superior Boat Livery and Paulson's Marina rest just...
    • BBSAC707
    • Sacramento River Waterfront near the Tower Bridge in 1937

    • 1937
    • The waterfronts of both Sacramento and West Sacramento bracket this photograph, taken on September 4, 1937. On the right side of the scene are two beached riverboats while the Superior Boat Livery and Paulson's Marina rest just below. On the left...
    • 553
    • 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 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
    • Southern Pacific Bridge

    • 1894
    • This photograph of the Southern Pacific Railroad Bridge, as taken from the west bank of the Sacramento River, was shot in 1894. Built in 1892/93, it was the second Southern Pacific span, and third overall, to be built at this very spot. It was...
    • 112
    • 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 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
    • The C.P. Huntington at Sacramento

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    • 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
    • Central Pacific Railroad Passenger Station - 1876

    • 1990
    • Actors in period costume pose for this promotional postcard, one of a series printed for the California State Railroad Museum in Sacramento. The description on the back of the card reads, “This replica of the Central Pacific Railroad’s second...
    • BBSAC527
    • The Sacramento Weekly and Alta California

    • December 11, 1909
    • Sacramento Weekly & Alta California was published Saturdays from October 16, 1909 to July 29, 1911 by the Sacramento Weekly and Alta Publishing Co. Managing Editor Evander B. Willis was a high-ranking member of the Masonic Order with newspaper...
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    • Southern Pacific R.R. Depot, Sacramento, Cal.

    • 1890
    • Shown in circa 1890 is the Southern Pacific Railroad's depot, located on G Street, between Second and Third streets. One of the largest depots in the American West, the Gothic-style structure was built in 1879 along the margin of China Slough and...
    • BBSAC604

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