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150th Anniversary Events of the Truckee Transcontinental Railroad

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150th Anniversary Events of the Truckee Transcontinental Railroad

150 Year Truckee Donner Railroad Celebration

150 years ago, on May 10, 1869, the Transcontinental Railroad was completed, forever changing the landscape of the Truckee-Donner Summit area. This sesquicentennial of the Transcontinental Railroad marks the spanning of the continent with rails and a revolution to this area and the country. The railroad brought both freight and travelers to Truckee, helped create our local lumber and ice industries, and brought writers and artists to capture the beauty of the area.

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