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Speedboat Beach improvements coming this summer

Long-awaited improvements to visitor amenities at popular Speedboat Beach in Kings Beach are coming this summer; Placer County Board of Supervisors approved a contract...

Volunteers for Desolation Wilderness sought

Do you love the wilderness and are you committed to preserving its breathtaking beauty? U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit (LTBMU) is...

The 150th Anniversary Celebration of the Transcontinental Railroad

By Judy DePuy  Courtesy Truckee-Donner Summit Historical and Railroad Societies  On May 10, 1869, 150 years ago, the Transcontinental Railroad was completed, forever changing the landscape...

The Great Train Robbery at Verdi

The Central Pacific’s Train No. 1 was two hours late out of Truckee. It departed from Oakland on Nov. 4, 1870, and arrived on...

Truckee’s Logging Railroads

  Truckee-Donner Summit Historical and Railroad Societies  By Nelson Van Gundy & Jerry Blackwill  The forests of the Truckee-Tahoe region of the Sierra Nevada have been logged...

Transcontinental Train Travel: Riding the Railroads

By Bill Oudegeest  The arrival of the Transcontinental Railroad was earth shaking. It was the technological feat of the 19th Century for the railroad workers...

Theodore Judah: Engineering Visionary for the Transcontinental Railroad

By Bill Oudegeest  Theodore Judah had some strange ideas. He wanted to build a railroad across the continent. People knew it could not be done....

Snowsheds: Protection of Trains Over Donner Summit

By Bill Oudegeest  Theodore Judah, who laid out the Transcontinental Railroad’s route, made a careful study of Sierra snow. He looked at the moss on...

Other Uses for Snowsheds

Author Bill Oudegeest  Snowsheds were used not only to protect trains from snow. Today, they are canvases for graffiti artists, both inside and out, host...

The Meaning of the Transcontinental Railroad

By Bill Oudegeest  We take the Transcontinental Railroad for granted; it doesn’t overtly affect our daily lives. The Transcontinental Railroad, though, is responsible for the...