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Central Pacific No. 210 Offloading Ties
Near Acton, California

Workers are off-loading railroad ties from Central Pacific Engine No. 210 near Acton in this mid-1870s photograph. After completing the first transcontinental rail line in May of 1869, the Big Four of the Central Pacific — Leland Stanford, Charles Crocker, Huntington and Hopkins — consolidated their interests with San Francisco railroad tycoons Henry Mayo Newhall, Peter Donahue and Charles Mayne and formed the Southern Pacific Railroad Company. Southern Pacific completed the first north-south line from San Francisco to Los Angeles in a ceremony at Lang Station, a few miles south of Acton, on Sept. 5, 1876.

Acton was probably named by H.M. Newhall for a town near his Saugus, Mass., birthplace and was once considered as a possible location for the California State Capitol.


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SOUTHERN PACIFIC RAILROAD IN ACTON

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Depot 1930s-40s

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SPRR Features
1967-70 (x5)

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