Sacramento, California

The R Street Line

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A break in the rails can be seen at 14th Street. Photo by Ron Lam, June 2012.

Historic ICC Abandonment Filings

SOUTHERN PACIFIC RAILROAD
Docket Number: AB 12 Sub 41 Date: 8/9/1976 Section: 1a
Application filed for authority to abandon a portion of its R Street line between MP 89.592 and MP 91.225, a distance of 1.633 miles in Sacramento County, California.
Length: 1.633 miles Citation:  

The SP R Street trackage served industries and warehouses along R Street. It was the first railroad in California and originally ran from Front Street in Sacramento to Placerville

D.Schmitt
Marysville, CA
6/7/2010

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The crossbuck post in picture #4 is actually on the corner of 8th & R Street.

Ben
Petaluma, CA
8/4/2014

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The R Street business district celebrates the location's rail heritage. A current project between 16th and 18th streets includes quite a bit of work to incorporate rails into the new concrete pavement (though not actually the historic trackage-the entire surface was dug up a few months ago-I'm not sure if the project included reuse of the existing rails that were removed).

David Robarts
Sacramento, CA
5/29/2015

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