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Watering the Railyards: The Historic Water Tower

Watering the Railyards: The Historic Water Tower

A water tower stands tall against the Sacramento sky. At first glance it appears like any other relic from a bygone era - an unassuming steel structure weathered by time and seasoned by rust and graffiti. But this is more than an abandoned water tower; it's a historic Sacramento landmark. Its 100-gallon tank now filled with memories of a time when the railyards and rail shops in Sacramento were a thriving operation, supporting thousands of jobs in the region and helping to transport California's prize agriculture all over the country ...
The Railyards History

The Railyards History

The history that shaped the Sacramento Railyards is at the heart of California’s rich and complicated beginnings. As the area became a new state, California was shaped by powerful forces of innovation, Mother Nature, and even a touch of luck. Throughout the journey, the Sacramento Railyards were at the heart of it all. A Stroke of Luck Kickstarts the Golden State, and the Rush is On In 1848, California’s history was forever set in motion with the discovery of gold in the Sacramento Valley. At the time, California had just been transferred ...