Saturday, June 26, 2010

Speeder run on the Placerville Branch

Fairmont A-6 gang car
Originally uploaded by SeabeeCook
Last Saturday, the Folsom, El Dorado and Sacramento Historic Railroad Association (affectingly know as the FEDS) sponsored a speeder run on the old Southern Pacific Placerville Branch for its members. My son and I joined the ride as representatives of the El Dorado Western Railway, which is developing the El Dorado County Historical Railroad museum in the town of El Dorado, California.

We put on the tracks at the Southern Pacific freight depot at Shingle Springs and rode to the end-of-track at Missouri Flat Road, near the site of the Diamond Springs depot and interchange with the former Diamond and Caldor Railway.

Here, the FEDS Fairmont A-6 gang car stands ready for passengers for the afternoon run.

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