May 12, 2013

Track Crew Working Between Sibley and Glenn Street Last Weekend

The track gang was out on the Placerville Branch replacing ties again.  They are preparing for heavy equipment runs this summer.  The back hoe is making the process a lot faster and easier.  Keep an eye on the PSVRR.ORG site for runs this summer including the Howard Terminal engine and the new open-air coach built by the PSVRR volunteers.  It is going to be fantastic to have trains running on this line again!

Show Your Support!
Restore the Latrobe Breakfast Special!

In July of 2011, the non-profit organization Placerville & Sacramento Valley Railroad (P&SVRR) brought passenger rail service to the El Dorado County town of Latrobe for the first time since 1958!  These excursions allowed P&SVRR to offer a variety of rides to the public, the most popular of which was the “Latrobe Breakfast Special”.  This unique train ride supported the monthly pancake breakfast fundraiser held the last Sunday of each month at the Latrobe Community Hall. 

In May of 2012 the Right of Entry that allowed P&SVRR to conduct these excursions was suspended by El Dorado County, under pressure from a group of trails advocates. 

The current Board of Supervisors, however, has indicated support for a Rails WITH Trails strategy for the entire rail corridor, consistent with the Parks and Recreation Commission's 2012 recommendation to the Board.  To that end, P&SVRR has been asked to bring a presentation regarding the reinstatement of the “Latrobe Breakfast Special” to the following committees for their review and recommendations: 

Trails Advisory Committee – May 13th, 3:00 pm
SPTC Oversight Committee – May 13th, 6:00 pm
Parks and Recreation Commission – May 16th, 10:00 am
(for meeting locations go to

The volunteers of the P&SVRR strongly encourage the public to attend these meetings, providing input from the community, as the Board of Supervisors will be making a decision on this issue in the very near future.