Colfax Caboose Grand Opening July 3

You are invited to join us at the July 3rd celebration in Colfax, CA. Activities will include a Grand Opening Ceremony for the newly refurbished wood-sided Colfax Caboose, which is located at the corner of Main and Grass Valley Streets near the railroad crossing. Come see the results of the volunteer efforts headed by Tony Hesch that have successfully “rescued” the caboose from its badly decayed condition. Hear about plans for interactive displays that will tell the story of the caboose in railroading history. The caboose will be open for tours during the day’s festivities.

Member Meeting June 22

The next PSRHS monthly meeting will be held Thursday, June 22nd, starting at 7:00pm.  PSRHS member Don Anderson will present a slide show of construction of the Auburn-Foresthill Bridge, 1969-73. Don was the Resident Engineer for the Bureau of Reclamation from start to finish of the bridge.  He was also consultant on the recent seismic retrofit of the Foresthill Bridge.  He will have handouts on the bridge specs and timeframe available at the meeting.

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

Air Medical Response Benefit for Members

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)

Colfax Railroad Days 2015

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!