The El Dorado Western Railroad has REOPENED!  
Starting October 25, the El Dorado Western Railroad will be operating out of the El Dorado Station.

NOVEMBER 1, 2020
NOVEMBER 15, 2020
at the
RIDES ON THE HOUR
(10AM, 11AM, 12PM and 1PM)
Adults $8, kids $3
Ticket sales start at 9:30AM

First ride boards at 10:00AM 
Last ride boards at 1:00PM

Call (530) 663-3581 for departure times

  • Face coverings, 6 foot distancing, and hand sanitizing are required.
  • Please help to keep our volunteer railroad crew members and the public safe!
  • If you have COVID-19 symptoms - stay home


The December 2020 schedule will be posted soon.

Please check back for 2021 Railroad Schedule 

El Dorado Station

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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 about 40 to 45 minutes, and will return you to the place you boarded.  Maximum speed is 10 mph, and road crossing safety protocols are followed.



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 Sam's Town Cyclery. 

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