Since the Placerville Branch saw commercial rail stop in the late 1980s, a number of interesting things have occurred. Here are a few of those events.
Southern Pacific ends operations on the 'Placerville Branch'
The Folsom, El Dorado, and Sacramento Historical Railroad Association (FEDSHRA) begins the annual 'Folsom Handcar Derby'
Sacramento-Placerville Transportation Corridor Joint Powers Authority (SPTC-JPA) formed for the purpose of purchasing the Placerville Branch Rail Corridor between Sacramento and Diamond Springs
FEDSHRA incorporates as a 501(c)3 organization
SPTC-JPA finalizes the purchase of the Placerville Branch Rail Corridor
FEDSHRA rolls out the newly restored Weyerhaeuser Skagit #30 Motorcar
SPTC-JPA member Sacramento Regional Transit (SacRT) opens light rail service to Folsom, which is referred to as 'the Gold Line'
Placerville and Sacramento Valley Rail Road (P&SVRR) created in response to Request for Proposal by the SPTC-JPA for an Excursion Railroad Operator on the Placerville Branch
First 'Folsom Rail Fest' held, with special equipment brought in thanks to SacRT; event was a great success and considered as a possible annual event
First Holiday Train special event; event a big hit with the public (more riders turned out than were rides available!)
'Latrobe Washout Repair' approved; major effort for rail repair in hopes of providing excursion rail from Folsom to Latrobe
Public rides officially started; P&SVRR dedicated website goes online
Niles Canyon Trip - fundraiser for the P&SVRR; Sacramento County and City of Folsom both ratify P&SVRR 5-year operating license; 'Latrobe Washout Repair' completed making excursion rail from Folsom to Latrobe possible
P&SVRR provides manpower and equipment for El Dorado Western Railroad (EDWRR) fundraiser
First passenger service from Folsom to Latrobe since 1957
Second annual Folsom Rail Fest
Igor Glenn concert benefitting the P&SVRR
P&SVRR begins a second season of operation