Saturday, November 15, 2008

Second ride on the Placerville Branch

CPLT speeder, originally uploaded by SeabeeCook.

The El Dorado Western Railway offered rides for the second Saturday on old Placerville Branch of the Southern Pacific Lines.

Given in partnership with the El Dorado County Historical Museum, the event gave the El Dorado Western a chance to tell key interested people and organizations of our plans to build a railroad park and demonstration railroad on the site of the old SP railroad depot at El Dorado.

Keith Berry used the museum's track inspection car to give tours between El Dorado and Blanchard roads. The Kalamazoo speeder was donated to the museum by the former Camino, Placerville and Lake Tahoe Railroad sometime in the 1980s.


Albert Shafsky House B&B in Placerville said...

Very cool...will you be offering it again?

Steven C. Karoly said...

Thanks for your interest, Rita/Steph. You have an intriguing business. You'll have to stop by the county museum some Saturday morning to see what we're up to.

We didn't widely broadcast news of the event on the two Saturdays because we wanted to limit the rides to interested parties, like government, business and local folks.