Advocate

Help us bring our trains to El Dorado County.

We're ready to bring our trains to El Dorado County, but we need your help.

Southern Pacific Railroad’s historic Placerville Branch is a unique regional treasure that has enormous potential as a scenic tourist railroad.

Our dedicated volunteers have spent over a decade bringing the branch back to life after Southern Pacific ended operations in 1986, and we’ve been operating excursion trains successfully in Sacramento County since 2013.

To unlock the line’s full potential, we want to bring our trains to El Dorado County, but we need your help.

How you can help

Our current agreement with SPTC-JPA to operate excursions on the line expires in February 2018, and our goal is to reach a new agreement that will allow us to begin running trains in El Dorado County.

There are several important El Dorado County meetings coming up very soon where our proposal for operating excursion trains will be discussed and voted on:

We need you to attend these meetings and express your support for P&SVRR trains.

Speak out

Each meeting includes time for public comment, and your presence and support makes a difference.

Here’s a sample statement you can read:

I support the operation of full-size Placerville & Sacramento Valley Railroad trains on the Placerville Branch in El Dorado County. The Placerville Branch is a regional treasure that has enormous potential as a scenic heritage railroad. Please help P&SVRR continue preserving California’s rich railroad history by allowing them to operate full-size trains in El Dorado County.

Send a message

Contact your El Dorado County Supervisor(s), and tell them you support P&SVRR trains running in the county.

Here’s a sample email you can copy and paste:

I support the operation of full-size Placerville & Sacramento Valley Railroad trains on the Placerville Branch in El Dorado County. The Placerville Branch is a regional treasure that has enormous potential as a scenic heritage railroad. Please help P&SVRR continue preserving California’s rich railroad history by allowing them to operate full-size trains in El Dorado County.

(Please CC: us at info@psvrr.org)

Not sure which district you’re in? Find your district on the El Dorado County District Map.

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