On Saturday, September 26, 2015, right here in beautiful Truckee, you might just hear the sound of a train whistle blowing; right off Donner Pass. The Truckee Donner Railroad Society history hike has everything in place for those who love the romance of the rails…
If you are someone who would like to know where Truckee’s logging lines were, the Society has a day planned for you. You’ll meet that morning at the Museum. Car pools will be formed, and somewhere north on Highway 89 you’ll be in for a treat. You will see the remains of Hobart Mill’s locomotive shop, abandoned car bodies, old trestles, and traces of roadbeds of:
- Hobart Southern
- Hobart Estates
- Boca and Loyalton
- Verdi Lumber
To get the most out of this free event, you’ll want hiking boots or good shoes, food and water, and of course your cameras (or phones) in hand. There’s a couple of miles of hiking involved. The whole trip will last 4-6 hours, covering over 40-50 miles of both paved and unpaved roads. The Society wants you to know, in case you need to break away from the tour, that you’ll always be within 30 minutes of Truckee.
So the location is the Truckee Railroad Museum on Donner Pass Road. As the event gets closer, you may want to get in touch with Nelson Van Gundy by phoning (530) 587-1165. You can also shoot a quick e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. And it will probably make your day to visit the Society’s website, which can be found here.
This list was accurate at the time of publication; please check directly with the venue to ensure dates, times, and locations remain the same.