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.

Please Donate Today!

Big Day of Giving Extended through 3:00 PM May 4th!

Due to the overwhelming generosity of Northern California Benefactors the BigDog website was overrun.  To allow everyone the opportunity to give the website will be open until 3:00 PM PST.

Today is the Big Day of Giving throughout the Sacramento and Foothills Communities.  Please help use complete the Colfax Historic Caboose with your generous donations.

Don’t Give Up!  Keep trying! We have been told the site will respond if you keep either our donation page or the BigDOG page up in your browser.

Monthly Meeting May 26

The next PSRHS monthly meeting will be held Thursday, May 26, starting at 7pm.  Our presenter this month will be Chuck Spinks who will discuss Surveying and Engineering of the CPRR Transcontinental Railroad in California. Chuck has presented this talk to docents at California State RR Museum.


Our meetings are open to all who are interested.  See the Events tab for meeting location and directions.

Support Us thru Your Amazon Purchases

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:

  1. Use this URL : https://smile.amazon.com/ch/68-0488569 or Click Here
  2. You will know you are supporting us because just below the search bar it will say  “Supporting: Placer Sierra Railroad Heritage Society”


  1. Go here and set up an Amazon App In Chrome or Firefox to make it easier and automatic https://smile.amazon.com/gp/BIT
  2. 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,

Thank You!

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.

Malcolm Frost