Sunday, April 21, 2013

The R Street Ramble

At the end of the Western Pacific Historical Convention in Sacramento next month (May 17-19) I'll be hosting an 'extra fare' walking tour of R Street. Aided with old maps, historic photos, and a few remaining clues of the street's railroad past that remain, I'll lead a small group down modern day R Street while trying explain historic R Street. It's limited to the first 15 who sign up and plunk down an extra $12 - which I'm told will include coffee and pasties delivered at the starting point. At last report, over half the spots are filled. More details can be found at


  1. I've answered Robert in an email regarding this, but I should post something here as well. The walk went well. I had handouts available that had a lot of visual aides to help folks imagine R Street as it was. The street retains few clues that belie its railroad past- but they are there.

    Plus it was a good walk on a pretty Sunday morning.