Good morning. Tina here.
I am going to share a few vintage photos of trains in and around Placerville.
I like this photo from the fifties because it is located on Mosquito Road where I once worked. Just about where this Southern Pacific Excursion 2728 is sitting is where the little bus depot sits now, at the Clay Street extension.
I had always heard that 1771 did not work in Placerville, so I went to my brother-in-law to find out if that was true. His answer gave some hope that it may have actually been here on the job: Tina, I would imagine that 1771 got up to Placerville, on occasion in freight service. The 1771 saw a lot of use on local trains to Lodi and Tracy via Lathrop. Also used a lot on the Walnut Grove branch which ran down to Isleton from Sacramento.