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.
Paul Beckstrom will present a slide show on Swayne Lumber Company and its logging railroad that operated near Oroville. Paul’s presentations on logging railroads of the region are always well researched and informative. 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, May 4th 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!
The UP Steam team has been busy renovating the Steam Shop in Cheyenne to accommodate all of the equipment necessary to restore Big Boy No. 4014 back to operating condition. Dis-assembly work is also underway to inspect and assess the condition of each component on the steam locomotive. Check out http://youtu.be/oDuzuucJAVU