Southern Pacific Railroad Yards
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
N 39° 32.082 W 119° 45.157
11S E 263432 N 4379734
Historical marker in Sparks at the corner of "B" Street and Pyramid Way
Waymark Code: WM4KNT
Location: Nevada, United States
Date Posted: 09/03/2008
Published By:Groundspeak Charter Member Marky
Views: 31

Marker Title (required): Southern Pacific Railroad Yards

Marker Number (If official State Marker from NV SHPO website above, otherwise leave blank): 189

Marker Text (required):
Soon after 1900, some 373 miles of the original Central Pacific (now Southern Pacific) line between Reno and Ogden, Utah, was rebuilt. The work involved shortening of the line in some places. One such change took Wadsworth (Nevada), a division terminal, off the main line. During the summer of 1904 the terminal was moved to this location, which became the town of Sparks. A huge 40-stall locomotive roundhouse was dismantled in 1959. Still standing are the machine and erecting shops. Had it not been for the railroad yards being moved here, the City of Sparks would not exist.

County (required): Washoe (Reno)

Marker Type (required): Full Size (with blue painted mesh)

Is Marker Damaged? (required): No

Other Marker Type (optional): Not listed

Other Damage Type (optional): Not listed

URL - Website (optional): Not listed

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