Colfax Caboose Open Sept. 2

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.

Member Meeting August 24

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.

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)

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 : 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
  2. After the app is set up goto 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