Take a ride on the El Dorado Western Railroad!

Next "Long Run" will be AUGUST 30, 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

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

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

       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.