Take a ride on the El Dorado Western Railroad!
Next "Long Run" will be May 31, 2015! 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!
April 5, 2015 - November 1, 2015
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
The Shingle Springs Depot was recently restored
and is now Depot Antiques.
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.