The next "Long Run" will be
JANUARY 31, 2016.
Call 530.409.8473 for ticket information.
This special "fifth Sunday" event is a round trip ride from Shingle Springs Depot to the El Dorado Station and back. It only happens 4 times a year!
October 25, 2015 - April 10, 2016
First ride boards by 11:00AM
Last ride boards no later than 2:30PM
Call (530) 409-8473 for departure times
First & Third Sundays - El Dorado Station
Second & Fourth Sundays - Shingle Springs Depot
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 530.626.8688 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.
530) 626-8688 to make a reservation.
You can buy your tickets on the day of the ride. For groups of 7 or more, we recommend
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 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.