Take a ride on the El Dorado Western Railroad!
Cancelled on Easter Sunday (April 20)
so volunteers can be with their families
Every Sunday weather permitting
March 9th - November 2nd, 2014
First ride 12:00PM last ride 3:15PM
Call (530) 409-8473 for departure times
First & Third Sundays - El Dorado Station
Second & Fourth Sundays - Shingle Springs Depot
Fifth Sundays in 2013 (March 31, June 30, September 29, and December 29) are special "Long Runs" operating from Shingle Springs Depot to El Dorado Station, and returning to Shingle Springs Depot taking about 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
The Shingle Springs Depot was recently restored
and is now Country Produce.
given to the Click here to see a PowerPoint presentation
SPTC-JPA on February 4, 2013 on the current El Dorado
Western Railroad operations and our plans for the future.