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Foothill Rails--SP&N Maps and Photos
Sacramento, Placer & Nevada RR

Folsom Street Map

Court Map Cover Page

Placer County Railroad
Wars Court Case Map

2005 Survey Map


Ashland Station



Ashland Station is the oldest intact railroad station west of the Missisippi River and is on display in Folsom.

The Right of Way
1N. 2N. 3S.
4N. 5N. 6N.
7S.    8S.
9N. 10N. 11S.
12N. 13N. 14N.
15N. 16N.
Reference the 2005 Survey Map above for photo locations.
(note: N or S next to photo number indicates North or South view)
The plaque pictured above was placed on Aug. 02, 1975 by the New Helvetia Chapter #5, E Clampus Vitus.
(note: View in image 8S is no longer possible.)

Beneath Folsom Lake

The SP & N crossed part of what is now Folsom Lake. The drought of 2008 has exposed part of the route. An asterisk
on the map indicates where the photos were taken. This area is normally under water. The first image looks north.
In this view the line crosses a small gully. The second images shows the remains of a culvert at this gully. The
blocks of granite are probably from the Griffith Quary which this line served nearby.


1. 2. 3.
1. This is a piece of rail discovered by GJ Chris Graves near Baldwin Dam Road in Folsom. Manufactured by Rensselaer Iron Co. in Troy, New York. Weight, 52lb/yd. It was originally bought by Theodore Judah for his California Extension RR but not paid for. Later the rail was bought by SP&N. When torn up, most of this rail was used on the Placerville & Sacramento Valley RR which later became the Placerville Branch of the Southern Pacific between Folsom and Placerville.
2. Sometime in 2005, this new plaque was placed near the corner of Cascade Falls and Oak Ave Parkway in Folsom,CA. It is essentially a copy of the other pictured above.
3. The foundation for Eureka Shed still stands along Auburn-Folsom Rd near Whisky Bar Rd. Site is indicated in lot S-7 on the court case map above.

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