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Central Pacific Railroad

Date of photo: 1868
Photographer: Alfred Hart

Source: Facebook: Ken Clark

Tags: cprailroad, sparks,

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A Central Pacific Railroad train crosses the Truckee Meadows. This is about the present-day location of Sparks. This photo looks south; in the distance Rattlesnake Mountain can be seen. In 1868 the Transcontinental Railroad was not finished yet, so this train is likely taking construction materials from California to the end of the track further east, where the crews were working quickly to make it to Utah and connect to the Union Pacific.


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Date Uploaded: April 30, 2023

Permanent Link: http://wnhpc.com/details/fb8886256641448925

Contributor: Ken Clark on Facebook

Source: Facebook: Ken Clark

Source URL: https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=8886256641448925&set=gm.6147751131956968&idorvanity=471050472960424

Source Caption: Reno 1868 viewing south across Truckee Meadows from the railroad tracks. Rattlesnake mountain can be seen in the distance. The smaller mountain to the west (right) was removed with heavy equipment in the early 1970s and used to fill the wetlands for the Donnor Springs Subdivision. East of Reno was very much all wetlands as seen in the photo. Photo credit: Alfred Hart who was the official photographer for Central Pacific.

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