Thursday, April 21, 2005

Route of the Freeport RR in Sacramento, CA

From: "Gene Lewis"

... Does anyone know the route of the Freeport RR constructed in 1863 from Freeport (on the river south of Sacramento) to a connection with the Sacramento Valley R. R. at Brighton, about 10 miles? The line did not last long as the Central Pacific acquired parent SV and the Freeport Branch on August 16, 1865. I expect the branch was swiftly torn up as it competed with the CP's wharves and facilities in Sacramento.

[from the R&LHS Newsgroup]