Published in The Vacaville Reporter

Reminiscing about the Vaca Valley Railroad

November 30, 2020

The same day that the last railroad spike was driven at Promontory Point, Utah, on May 10, 1869, the first work started on the Vaca Valley Railroad, the line that would eventually run through Vacaville all the way to Rumsey.

It would operate for the century until the 1970s, when the last freight train made its run on the last remaining section of track that ran between Vacaville and Elmira, according to a 1992 history book, “California Railroads.”

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