The R Street Line
— ICC Abandonment Filings —
|Southern Pacific Railroad|
|Docket: AB 12 Sub 41||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:|
— User Comments —
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
The crossbuck post in picture #4 is actually on the corner of 8th & R Street.
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).