The Placer-Sierra Railroad Heritage Society (PSRHS) was formed to preserve and protect the history of the Donner Pass Route portion of the Transcontinental Railroad. Please join us in our efforts and enjoy the website.
We want to thank everyone who supported us during the Big Day of Giving. Your kind gifts totaled $1950.00. Each dollar will go preserving the history of the Donner Pass Route. On behalf of the entire membership of PSRHS and community of Colfax we thank you.
The footage is from the 2011 deployment of the Rotary Snow Plow. Scene of Truckee before it departed West for the first trip back over the mountain. Following shots are from the cab of one of the diesels pushing the Rotary East on the return trip. The The Rotaries worked for approximately 5 days to get the mountain clear. This footage are snippets of what is to be seen in Part II of “Rotaries, Avalanche on the Mountain.” This is from Brendan Compton & BA Productions
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The next PSRHS monthly meeting will be held May 28. Brendan Compton will show video clips he captured of Sacramento’s Elvas Tower before it was shut down. Brendan is known for getting the inside look at railroad operations. Our meetings are open to all who are interested. See the Events tab for meeting location and directions.
The next Colfax Railroad Days Planning Meeting will be held on Monday, June 8th at 7PM in Colfax City Hall Council Chambers. An extensive list of planned displays and activities is taking shape. You are invited to attend the planning meetings and contribute your ideas and skills to help make this a successful and memorable event.
Colfax Railroad Days will occur on September 12 & 13 this year in historic downtown Colfax. This year’s event will highlight 150 years of railroading in Colfax. Central Pacific trains first arrived in the new town in September 1865, and trains have been running through the heart of Colfax every day since then.
Preparations are being made to line up all the great attractions from previous years plus new ones for the 2015 Railroad Days Event! Go to the Colfax Railroad Days website to see who and what is coming this year to create another great educational and fun family event.
Everybody loves trains! and this is where you can see them, touch them, smell them and get inside them! Don’t miss it!