The next "Long Run" will be 
Call 530.409.8473 to make your reservation

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!
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

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.

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

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.

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.

       Railroad History