Reno Junction, California

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Reno Junction
Unincorporated community
Reno Junction is located in California
Reno Junction
Reno Junction
Reno Junction is located in the US
Reno Junction
Reno Junction
Location in California
Coordinates: 39°47′31″N 120°06′00″W / 39.79194°N 120.10000°W / 39.79194; -120.10000Coordinates: 39°47′31″N 120°06′00″W / 39.79194°N 120.10000°W / 39.79194; -120.10000
Country United States
State California
County Lassen County
Elevation[1] 4,997 ft (1,523 m)

Reno Junction is an unincorporated community in Lassen County, California.[1] It is located on the former Western Pacific Railroad, now Union Pacific Railroad 0.5 miles (0.8 km) east of Beckwourth Pass,[2] at an elevation of 4997 feet (1523 m).[1]

Reno Junction was originally called Rainbow. The present name comes from the fact from this point trains would head to Reno.[3]


  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Reno Junction, California
  2. ^ Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 411. ISBN 1-884995-14-4. 
  3. ^ Brown, Thomas P. (May 30, 1940). "Over the Sierra". Indian Valley Record. p. 3. Retrieved 7 May 2015.