Sunday, March 05, 2006

Back To The Future

From: "Ron Bentley"

I am looking to build a model railway layout of the fictional Hill Valley circa 1955. According to the Back To The Future 3 movie, the town was serviced by the Central Pacific Railway in 1885.

I live in Australia and have little access to information about the railway line. Please advise – is the Central Pacific Railway still in existence? Did it exist in 1955, if not, what rail service operated in Northern California in 1955?

—Ron A. Bentley


Blogger CPRR Discussion Group said...

Yes, the CPRR was still in operation in 1955 as part of the Southern Pacific Railroad, although by that time the name "Central Pacific" was a corporate formality, no longer known to the traveling public.

Also see Kristen Sheley's Back to the Future website about the fictional town of "Hill Valley" supposedly located 70 miles from Sacramento.

3/05/2006 6:46 AM  

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