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.
The next PSRHS monthly meeting will be held Thursday, November 16th, starting at 6:30pm for our annual potluck dinner. A brief business meeting including election of board members will follow dinner and conversation.
For November’s featured program, Peter Hills will present a slide show on the Southern Pacific narrow gauge line that ran from Laws to Keeler. For those not familiar with the area, Laws is just east of Bishop on the east side of the Sierra. Peter reports that many of the images date from the early 1950’s.
See the Events tab for directions to our meeting location at Auburn Airport. Our meetings are open to all who are interested.
At our February meeting Sonja Conklin discussed the costs that may be incurred if you need air ambulance service, and how those costs are greatly reduced if you have membership in CALSTAR/REACH Air Medical Services. She offered the club the opportunity to apply for a rate reduction for club members. That has been implemented and PSRHS members can get a yearly membership for $55 per household, a $10 savings. Some of our members report that you can add extended family members to the plan at no additional cost even if they reside elsewhere, such as students at college, etc
CALSTAR/REACH Application (PDF download)
The Placer-Sierra Railroad Heritage Society is now part of Amazon’s Smile Program. A portion of each purchase made in our name returns to the Society as a donation from Amazon. To setup your Amazon purchases for Smile just:
- Use this URL : https://smile.amazon.com/ch/68-0488569 or Click Here
- You will know you are supporting us because just below the search bar it will say “Supporting: Placer Sierra Railroad Heritage Society”
- Go here and set up an Amazon App In Chrome or Firefox to make it easier and automatic https://smile.amazon.com/gp/BIT
- After the app is set up goto http://smile.amazon.com and Choose “Placer Sierra Railroad Heritage Society” as your preference.
Thank you so much for your continued support,
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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