Partial Track Repairs Completed in El Dorado County

Motorcar service to Latrobe to resume.

Heavy rains from storms this past winter caused damage to several portions of our track in El Dorado County, making the line impassable, but we’ve repaired all of them except the major washout 3 miles west of Latrobe.

Before: PSVRR maintenance-of-way crews remove bad ties and repair the ground under the track.
After: New ties and ballast are installed and dressed.

(You can see more photos of repair work on our Facebook page.)

As a result, we are now able to resume operating our Latrobe Breakfast Specials, albeit with a few modifications.

Trips will board at White Rock until construction in Folsom is complete and will consist of riding one motorcar to the big washout and walking about 200 yards on a natural trail to another motorcar on the other side of the washout that will take you the rest of the way to Latrobe.

PSVRR President, Jim Harville and El Dorado County staff discuss repairs at the big washout in April 2017.

After breakfast, the return trip will be the reverse. You will return to the motorcar at Latrobe, ride to the washout, walk 200 yards past the washout, and board the other motorcar for the trip back to White Rock.

Motorcar operations in El Dorado County are a critical part of realizing our vision and our advocacy for the return of trains to the county, so we hope you’ll join us for a Latrobe Breakfast Special soon.