Sunday, August 15, 2010

2010 Folsom Historic Railroad and Transportation Festival

Come to Folsom, California, next month and support the future of the historic Southern Pacific Placerville Branch railroad line.

Enjoy a fun filled family day with rides on historical rail equipment, talk to those who have a passion for preservation of area rail history and discuss the furure of the branch line.

The Railroad Education and Preservation Society, with support from the Folsom, El Dorado and Sacramento Historical Railroad Association, present the Folsom Historic Railroad and Transportation Festival on September 18 and 19, 2010 in Folsom.

The event will be held on the trailroad tracks behind Starbucks and the Hampton Inn at Iron Point Road and East Bidwell Street. The tracts, last used commercially by the Southern Pacific Railroad in the late 1980s, date back to 1864.

Festivities will include railcar rides, motorcar rides, handcar rides, model railroad displays, a classic car show and Sacramento Regional Transit’s No. 35 PG&E Streetcar.

The RailFest is presented and organized by the Railroad Education and Preservation Society. REPS is a newly formed organization made up of individual members from regional rail organizations, including the Recreational Railroad Coalition, Inc., Motorcar Operators West, FEDSHRA and among others.

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