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Tracking down Lodi's railroad history

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Posted: Friday, July 30, 2004 10:00 pm

Lodi wouldn't be where it is today if it wasn't for the influence of the railroads.

Railroad fever gripped Northern California in 1862 when Western Pacific Railroad planned to connect San Jose and Stockton and Sacramento via rail. California Gov. Leland Stanford was so anxious to get started that year, he started digging the line himself in Sacramento.

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