Central Pacific Station

c.1938 photo

Constructed in 1873, the Central Pacific Railroad Depot represented the end of the first transcontinental railroad. In 1912 the Southern Pacific Railroad built a larger station in West Oakland and all but local train traffic moved there.

In 1941, the building became Mi Rancho Market, one of the anchors of the burgeoning Latino neighborhood.

A transcontinental waiting room
Great Iron Horse tracks buried
Booming Oakland
Our multicultural city

This stop is part of these tours: