The El Dorado Western Railroad is now operating on the 1st and 3rd Sundays!



Currently, we are only operating from the 
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.





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