The Central California Traction Company rails recently removed from layers of paving under the middle of Downtown Lodi’s Sacramento Street have a long history.
From 1907 to 1933, countless trolley cars loaded with passengers rolled over those rails. The Central California Traction Company connected Lodi to Stockton and Sacramento via an electric-powered rail line. The inter-urban rail company also operated freight service, and continues that service today on a very limited scale. But it was the passenger service of the CCT that was part of the day-to-day lives of people in early Lodi.