SCHEDULE CHANGE DUE TO TRACK WORK
Boarding at El Dorado Station November 24, December 1, December 8 and December 15

EL DORADO WESTERN RAILROAD
EVERY SUNDAY 
(WEATHER PERMITTING)
In extreme heat, the railroad will be cancelled
Call (530) 663-3581 to check

Rides on the hour 
(10AM, 11AM, 12PM and 1PM)
Adults $8, kids $3
Ticket sales start at 9:30AM
  • 1ST AND 3RD SUNDAYS BOARD IN 
    EL DORADO
  • 2ND AND 4TH SUNDAYS BOARD IN SHINGLE SPRINGS
 
SUNDAYS - WEATHER PERMITTING
First ride boards at 10:00AM 
Last ride boards at 1:00PM

Call (530) 663-3581 for departure times

First & Third Sundays - El Dorado Station

Fifth Sundays are special "Long Runs" operating from Shingle Springs Depot to El Dorado Station, and returning to Shingle Springs Depot taking about 1 1/2 hours for the round trip. Special pricing will apply.  Please call 530 663-3581 to make a reservation.

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Information about the rides
Rides are given on  historic Gang Cars which were used by railroad inspectors, officials, workers, and others to travel the rails.  The round trip takes 30 to 40 minutes, and will return you to the place you boarded.

RESERVATIONS FOR GROUPS OF 7 OR MORE 
 Call  (530) 663-3581 for more information about Charter Group Rides and to make your reservation. 


A DEPOT sits near the tracks of the El Dorado Western Railway in El Dorado. Democrat photo by Pat Dollins
       The El Dorado Station, donated by Ed and Cheryl 
       Hagen, sits near the tracks of the El Dorado Western
       Railway in El Dorado. Democrat photo by Pat Dollins

DIRECTIONS: Located next to the El Dorado Community Hall in the town of El Dorado.  
From Hwy 50, take the Missouri Flat Rd exit and go right.  At Pleasant Valley Rd, go right, to the town of El Dorado (about 2 miles) and turn right onto Oriental St (across from the Post Office) and then stay to the the left at the "Y".  Turn left at the end of the road and the Station will be on your right.
GPS COORDINATES: N38 DEGREES, 41'01", W120 DEGREES, 51'02"

The Shingle Springs Depot was recently restored and is now Country Produce.
       The Shingle Springs Depot was recently restored 
       and is now Depot Antiques. 

DIRECTIONS: From Hwy 50, take the Ponderosa Rd exit and go to Mother Lode Drive (on the south side of Hwy 50) and turn left.  Go east on Mother Lode Drive for about 1/4 mile and the Depot will be on your left.

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE EL DORADO WESTERN RAILROAD AND THE RAILROADS IN EL DORADO COUNTY
For information about operating track-based vehicles, or doing track projects, see The Train Operations and Track Maintenance Rules & Guidelines for the SPTC in El Dorado County.
To review changes made to the Rules and Guidelines since the first draft was reviewed at the Parks and Recreation Commission meeting on November 5, 2018, please see Memorandum, April 4, 2019 

See below for more information about the El Dorado Western Railroad program; the Foundation (the not-for-profit organization that supports the Railroad) and plans for the future