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The Sierra crosses rolling rangelands to enter the foo thills of the Sierra Nevada mountains near the railroad's first major eastern town; Sonora, California. The Chinese style station was 20 x 4 0 feet but it burned to the ground in 1 946 leaving only the railcar and storage garage. The freight station now serves as the railroad's general of fice. Sonora once had a large wood works, foundry, cider bottling plant, ore reduction plants, and an ice works. Today, oil and occasional freight are the main ship ments. Station pho tos courtesy Sierra Railroad.

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