Folsom, El Dorado and Sacramento Historical Railroad Association are Making Dream of Community Railroad a Reality
As part of the Folsom, El Dorado and Sacramento Historical Railroad Association’s drive to develop an educational and recreational community railroad on the old SP Placerville Branch, members led by Director Doug Fuller are set to take another step forward early Thursday morning.
Doug and his colleagues have been working to convert an old redundant flatcar into a state of the art, multi-use, ADA compliant passenger car. At around 6 am Thursday morning, concrete will be poured onto the prepared bed of the car to form a true surface for passengers. Once the final touches are completed, the “new” passenger car will form part of the consist of the train from which to safely enjoy the fabulous foothills. It is hoped to have trains running in around two years if all goes well.
The concrete solution is an innovative way of creating a safe platform for passengers and to add the required weight ensuring a safe and relatively smooth ride on the old track.
A ramping up of activity on the rails includes the Folsom Rail and Transportation Festival set for the weekend of September 17th – 19th.
The first Folsom rail festival will include the chance to ride on part of the Placerville line towards Latrobe and will be centered on the track behind the Hampton Inn Hotel on Old Placerville Road by Highway 50.
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