A break in the rails can be seen at 14th Street. Photo by Ron Lam, June 2012.
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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).
Do you have any pictures or information about The R Street Line? Please