Sunday, November 16, 2008

Early photo of SP depot at El Dorado

This photo shows the relationship of the Southern Pacific freight shed and depot to the school on the hill at El Dorado, California. The school building houses the El Dorado Community Hall today.

The SP No. 2260, a Schenectady-built T-1 class Ten Wheel 4-6-0, sets on the mainline of the Placerville Branch. The locomotive is heading uphill toward Diamond Springs and Placerville. It appears to be a working freight.

This and other historic photographs published on the blog are from the collection of the El Dorado County Historical Museum. These photographs are available for $10 each from the museum. Call (530) 621-5865 for additional information. Please consult museum staff for limitations to the use of photographs.

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