After the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad in 1869, many Californians turned to farming the fertile Delta. Learn more. Next to the California State Railroad Museum in Sacramento is a large, somewhat tired-looking complex which proudly bears the label âSacramento Locomotive Works,â and which hides a â¦ The project's goal has been to document agriculture and transportation in the Sacramento region from the mid 19th to early 20th century. Map showing the location of Sacramento Valley Railroad, Cal. Sacramento, Septr., 1854; T.D. Interpreting history through model railroading. The Pacific Railroad Act stipulated that the Central Pacific Railroad Company would start building in Sacramento and continue east across the â¦ The rich history of The Railyards forms a strong foundation upon which a new future will be forged. Our mission is to educate the general public by preserving and maintaining railroad history in the City of Folsom, County of El Dorado, County of Sacramento and related connections. Sketch map of the first railroad in California, with projected extensions to San Francisco, Sonora, and Tehama, made by the engineer who built the Sacramento Valley Railroad. Graduate students of the Public History Program at California State University, Sacramento, created the exhibit. Folsom Railroad â¦ Until 1911, all freight and passenger trains were conveyed across a wooden trestle âH Street Bridgeâ that served a grand wooden station originally built by the Central Pacific Railroad in the 1860s, Sacramentoâs second rail station â The Arcade Station â directly north of the large shops buildings east of present day Interstate 5. Roots. Early Site History. Plans for the Sacramento Valley Railroad were first drawn up in 1852 and after some legislative changes in the railroad financial laws in the year of 1853, the idea of starting a railroad from Sacramento to the mining town of Negro Bar, thence to Marysville was started in earnest. Join us for our annual open house that features trains operating on our HO and HOn3 layouts and refreshments (hot dogs, hamburgers, chips, etc.) Preserving the rich railroad history of Folsom and the Sacramento region About Us. Sacramento Valley Historical Railways is a non-profit, all-volunteer organization dedicated to educating the public about railroads and railroad history and to the preservation and operation of historic railroad equipment and structures in Northern California. Judah, Chief Engineer. "The first railroad west of the Rocky Mountains was built to run, in the mid-1850s, from Old Sacramento to Folsom, just to get gold miners and their goods a â¦ Built by innovation. Today, weâre uniting that history with innovative urban design to shape a historic Sacramento community that is built for everybody. available for sale. Saturday/Sunday, November 9-10, 2019 10AM-4PM Saturday, 10AM-3PM Sunday. Sacramento History Online is a joint project of four Sacramento County institutions to digitize and catalog over 2,000 items from their collections.