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October 1, 2011
Colfax celebrates Railroad Days this weekend

The good people of the Placer Sierra Railroad Heritage Society got a few cabooses in motion to celebrate Colfax's Railroad Days this weekend.

Today and Sunday, mosey on over to the Historic Fruit Exchange Building at Railroad and Oak streets where you'll find historic locomotives, passenger cars, a dining car and cabooses on a siding.

Tour the cars, and pepper railroad personnel and volunteers with questions. Don't forget a camera. This picture is sure to make its way into a family scrapbook.

The Western Pacific Railroad Museum in Portola provided the historical equipment. Want to view more locomotives from the comfort of your home? Click here. Jim Wood and other volunteers at the Placer Sierra Railroad Heritage Society, arranged for these cars to make the visit and for a motor car that will take visitors on rides.

You'll also find model trains, some large enough for children to ride. Colfax was created in 1865 for the building of the first transcontinental railroad.

You'll find plenty of other activities at Railroad Days: an outdoor quilt show on Main Street and a business fair and vendors in the lot behind the Freight Depot on Main Street. Also, go by the Sierra Vista Community Center, 55 School St., for a Kids' Zone, rain art contest, art auction and more.

From 5-10 tonight, Bob Woods Band will play for the Street Dance and Beer Garden in the center of town near the Roy Toms Plaza gazebo.

Want other information? Call 530-346-8888 or click here.

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