The newly renovated Colfax caboose in downtown Colfax will be open for visitors on Saturday, Sept. 2, from 9am to 4pm. The caboose committee aims to have the caboose open on select weekends with enhanced internal displays and staffed by volunteers from PSRHS and from the community.
The caboose committee meets the second Saturday of each month at the caboose from 8:30am-12:30pm. These sessions will be a combined work session and planning meeting with discussions on future displays and fund raising. The objective is to make the caboose a viable interactive display depicting the story of the caboose in railroad history and operations.
The next PSRHS monthly meeting will be held Thursday, August 24th, starting at 7:00pm. Mark Davidson will discuss the local gold rush-era real estate, historical land transactions, and the impact of the railroad land grants. Mark is a real estate title specialist and land historian. His goal is to share the “back stories” of the fascinating people and events he has researched from the early days of the area’s colorful past. His “Mobile-Mini-Museum provides visual support to his presentations.
Our meetings are open to all who are interested. See the Events tab for meeting location and directions.
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 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!