Good morning. Gold Country Sis Tina here. I am going to show you some postcards of the Southern Pacific Depot which was located in Placerville, California, and a few showing trains.
Trains no longer come into Placerville. I miss the sound of them. Now there are walking trails following the tracks. My favorite part of the trails goes from Dimity Road near where I used to work, to Smith Flat, where the Placerville Lumber Yard was located, and where I also used to live and work. It is a pretty, mostly shady, walk, taking you through black oaks, big leaf maples and ponderosa pine, past cute little homes nestled along a creek.
My sister Lori works at Whistle Stop Yogurt, and next door is a coffee shop in a little replica of this station, the Placerville Coffee Depot.
Did this young fellow and his father just come home from a trip to Sacramento? I love the house on the hill, but oh, those stairs!
This is the building which became the depot in the 1950s, located on Mosquito Road. This little building is no longer there. I worked just past on the left at the El Dorado Irrigation District. A replica train station depot was also built here to provide parking and serve as a bus stop.
Missing the depot and the trains, once upon a time in Placerville...