El Dorado Western Railway Runs on Volunteers
The El Dorado Western Railway Foundation Board of Directors would like to thank everyone who came out to take a train ride and supported the El Dorado Western Railroad in 2013. This unique Living History program happens every Sunday, either in Shingle Springs on the second and fourth Sunday, or at El Dorado on the first and third Sunday (check out our schedule at museum.edcgov.us/el-dorado-western-railroad).
The El Dorado Western Railroad was inspired by El Dorado County Museum volunteers, and continues to be operated, maintained and restored by volunteers. However, we would not be able to keep it running without the generous help of local businesses. In particular we want to thank Gordon Mott of Mott Roofing, Gail Hartwick of Hartwick House in El Dorado, Kevin and Kathy Brown of Breaker Glass and Richard Esposito and the staff of the Mountain Democrat for their unflagging and generous support of the El Dorado Western Railroad this past year.
In addition, we want to thank everyone who last year purchased raffle tickets which helped raise funds for repairing and maintaining the railroad, and we want to thank George Peabody and Mary Dakers for donating the raffle items. The winners are: Mark Almer (railroad pocket watch,) Peggy Cecchettini (wallet) and Richard Maki (tickets.)
And as always, we want to send out a special thank you to all of the volunteers, past and present, who have supported the preservation of El Dorado County’s railroad history. It is with these very special volunteers and every member of the public who takes a ride, becomes a member and donates so generously, that we once again have a county railroad.