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Colfax Train Depot

Information about the historic train depot in Colfax, California.
Colfax Train Depot

Colfax Train Depot Museum

Colfax Area Heritage Museum
The Colfax Train Depot at 90 Railraod Avenue is the home of the Colfax Area Heritage Museum. For more information about the museum call the Colfax Area History Society at 530-346-8599.

National Historic Sites in Colfax

Colfax 1880 Freight Depot
1-4 Main Street
National Historic Landmark #1999001564
- Colfax Record Article

Colfax 1905 Passenger Depot
National Historic Landmark #1998001605. Added to the National Register of Historic Places on January 15, 1999.

California State Historic Sites in Colfax

First Transcontinental Railroad-Colfax
PLAQUE TEXT: "Central Pacific rails reached Colfax, formerly Illinoistown, September 1, 1865, and train service began four days later. Colfax own was a vital construction supply depot and junction point for stage lines for ten months. It was renamed by Governor Stanford in honor of Schuyler Colfax, Speaker of the House of Representatives and later Ulysses S. Grant's Vice President. The real assault on the Sierra began here."
ABOUT THE PLAQUE: The plaque for California State Historic Landmark #780 was placed on May 9, 1969 by the California State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the Conference of California Historical Societies and the Placer County Historical Society.

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PO Box 1883
Colfax, California
Phone: 530-346-6590


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