THANK YOU to all members, friends, rail preservationists and anyone who contributed time and or dollars to the "fix the slide" fund these past few months, Your hard work and contributions has made possible the completion of repairs to the problems caused by the storms of last winter. We are wrapping up the repairs by the weekend of the 14th. All in all over 500 yards of fill (rock, boulders, dirt, and gravel were hauled in ties and track put back in place. It has been a long haul but a very worthwhile endeavor. So once again THANK YOU!
Due to the covid-19 pandemic, all "Rides for the Public" at Lane's Station in Ione and April 25th "History Run" are cancelled until further notice. The remaining runs for the year will be decided upon as we find out how severe a risk this virus becomes. We are truly sorry to have to do this but we feel that we must provide a safe and healthy environment for our riders. Thank you for your understanding and your interest in the Amador Central Railroad. Take care and stay healthy.
For Information on our public rides on the Amador Central Railroad, click here.
Rides for the public are BACK!
Amador Central Railroad is finally able to offer Rides for the Public after our long Covid lock down. Our first runs will begin on August 14th at Lanes Station located on Highway 104 half way between Highway 88 and Ione. Rides will also be offered the second Saturday of every month through October, weather permitting.
Tickets go on sale at 9 a.m. at Lanes Station. No presales or reservations at this time, first come first served. We will offer three runs for the day, 10 a.m., 12 p.m., and 2 p.m. weather permitting. If it is close to a triple digit day temperature wise, we will only be doing the two early runs.
Price is still just $10.00 per seat for a 6 mile round trip ride up into Gold Country that lasts about an hour. Children must be at least 5 years old to ride. Please, no smoking or drinking of alcoholic beverages on railroad property.
Host and Excursion Coordinator for our exciting ventures into the beautiful gold country foothills is Mark Demler. Contact Mark for more information if needed.
amadorcentralrailroad.com 1 (925) 708-5488
Welcome to the Recreational Railroad Coalition Historical Society website.
Recreational Railroad Coalition Historical Society, a 501 C3, ID # 20-5605660, was founded with the preservation of old railroads as their primary goal with a secondary goal of using the railroads preserved for educational, and recreational railroad activities. To this end we were very fortunate to be able to lease the old Amador Central Railroad operated by Sierra Pacific Industries for several years during which time we maintained the rails, signals, and even reinstalled the back leg of the wye which had been removed many years prior. We developed an annual event called the Ione Rail Fair to make the money necessary to keep these old rails active not with regular train service but using vintage railroad maintenance of way equipment called motorcars. We also operated the Linden branch of the Stockton Terminal and Eastern Railroad for several years. In 2010, Sierra Pacific Industries offered to sell the railroad to RRCHS and the Amador County Historical Society for one dollar. Both organizations saw the opportunity to join forces and preserve these historic and scenic rails for the future generations of Amador County residents and all those that come up to ride and see the magnificent scenery of this (now) 10 mile railroad.
RRCHS is an all volunteer group with a membership that continues to grow. It is governed by a Board of Directors who oversee its operation. If you wish to join us please complete the application that can be found HERE and send it along with your dues to our membership secretary. Come up and see us at work on our railroad along with our partners the ACHS.
The RRCHS, DBA Amador Central Railroad Corp. does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. As it applies to selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, volunteers, subcontractors, and guests.