Visit us on Saturday September 13th - 
For the EDWR Volunteer Open House
Peddlers and Pickers Antique Faire
Shingle Springs Depot

Take a ride on the El Dorado Western Railroad!
weather permitting)
March 9th - November 2nd, 2014
First ride boards at 12:00PM 
Last ride boards about 3:00PM

Call (530) 409-8473 for departure times

First & Third Sundays - El Dorado Station

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.

You can buy your tickets on the day of the ride. For groups of 7 or more, we recommend
 calling (
530) 626-8688 to make a 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

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

Saturday, September 13th Volunteer Open House
Would you like to help keep the El Dorado Western Railroad running?  We are looking for volunteers to join our crew! 

Visit the El Dorado Western Railroad booth at the Peddlers & Pickers Antique Faire * a Vintage Mercantile Event *   at the Shingle Springs Depot, 4241 Mother Lode Dr. Saturday, Sept 13, 7:30AM - 4:30PM.  There will also be fabulous & friendly vendors with loads of vintage/antique merchandise all quality handcrafted goods; everything repurposed. Live music, tasty food and fun.  For info about the El Dorado Western Railroad, please call Mary at (530) 409-8473.  For info about the Peddlers & Pickers Antique Fair, contact Renee, 530-295-9486,

       Railroad History

       Click here to see a PowerPoint presentation 
given to the      
       SPTC-JPA on February 4, 2013 on the current El Dorado
       Western Railroad operations and our plans for the future.