Railtown Blacksmith Shop Repairs


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Document Title
Railtown Blacksmith Shop Repairs
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Complete repairs to the rotted siding on the Blacksmith shop in Railtown 1897 State Historic Park to both repair the damage as well as help protect the larger Railtown property from wildfires due to frequent drought and increasingly dry conditions. A key component of the historic Sierra Railway Jamestown shop complex, the shop was built in 1899 for the forging of tools and parts for the maintenance of steam locomotives and rail cars.

Contact Information

Andrew Collum
Agency Name
California State Parks
Job Title
Environmental Scientist
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency / Project Applicant / Parties Undertaking Project


Northern California
Other Location Info
Railtown 1987 State Historic Park

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301, 15304 & 15331
Reasons for Exemption
Project consists of the minor alteration of existing public or private facilities or topographical features, involving negligible or no expansion of use beyond current levels and is included as “Utility repairs or minor upgrades” in the Department of Parks and Recreation’s list of exempt activities in accordance with CCR§15300.4, the minor public or private alterations in the condition of land, water, and/or vegetation which do not involve removal of healthy, mature, scenic trees except for forestry or agricultural purposes; and consists of projects limited to maintenance, repair, stabilization, rehabilitation, restoration, preservation, conservation, or reconstruction of historical resources, in a manner consistent with the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties, with Guidelines for Preserving, Rehabilitating, Restoring, and Reconstructing Historic Buildings (1995), Weeks and Grimmer.


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