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By Kevin Hecteman

The Sacramento Southern Railroad used to be born right into a recognized railroad family members and a hectic railroad city in July 1903. The effective Southern Pacific, which managed the hot line from the outset, outfitted south from Sacramento alongside the japanese financial institution of the Sacramento River into the delta�s wealthy farmland zone. At its zenith, the road used to be approximately 31 miles lengthy, serving the groups of Freeport, Hood, Locke, Walnut Grove, and Isleton. Trains on what grew to become referred to as the Walnut Grove department hauled pears, sugar beets, asparagus and different items from the rural region�s packing sheds and canneries. festival from trucking and harm from flooding took a critical toll at the railroad, and the Southern Pacific mostly deserted it by way of 1978, yet a component lives on as a hard work of love.

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