Welcome to Colfax Railroad Days!

September 13th & 14th — 10am to 4pm daily

Colfax Railroad Days is an annual community event that celebrates the history and continuing role railroads play today in moving passengers and freight in our Placer County region.  This is a wonderfully educational and entertaining family experience that brings nearly every aspect of railroading close up to the residents of Northern California

All displays and attractions at Colfax Railroad Days are FREE!


This is your one opportunity each year to sit in the engineer’s seat by boarding a train locomotive.  Learn about the huge specialized train equipment that railroaders use to keep the tracks clear of heavy snowfall in the winter and keep the trains moving.

Colfax Railroad Days is produced by the Placer Sierra Railroad Heritage Society with the cooperation and assistance of these Colfax non-profit organizations—Sierra Vista Community Center and Colfax Garden Club

We also wish to acknowledge the participation of individual members of the National Association of Retired and Veteran Railway Employees (NARVRE) who will be on hand to explain the operation and function of the railroad equipment to our visitors.  Their stories of working on the Mountain in the winter snows are always gripping!   

See all the cool Attractions and check the latest Updates

First, we want to thank our Event Sponsors and Supporters for their financial support so we can make this a fun and FREE family event!     Let’s all support them too!

See Who is Sponsoring Railroad Days This Year!

Jim-Dobbas_logo  The Dobbas Company — California | Nevada | Oregon

Newcastle (916) 663-3363    Toll Free (800) 227-5331

Specializing in Emergency Response, Heavy Equipment Contracting, Railroad Salvage, Snow Removal and Full Service Trucking Services

“A Proud Partner with the Railroad Industry Since 1964″



Recology  Auburn Placer 

Auburn   (800) 573-5545

A Proud Sponsor of the Kid’s Fun Zone at the Sierra Vista Community Center


  Colfax Mini Storage 

Colfax   (530) 346-7676   1255 S. Auburn St.    ministoragecolfax.com/

Self Storage and Vehicle/Boat Storage Services 


All Phase Auto Repair      All Phase Auto 

Colfax     (530) 346-9570

Complete auto repair services







Hills Flat Lumber

Grass Valley  (530)  273-6171     Colfax  (530) 346-8685

Prompt Delivery of Quality Lumber Products throughout Placer, Nevada and Sierra Counties including Tahoe—Truckee



Mar-Val’s Sierra Market

Colfax (530) 346-8338

Small Enough to Appreciate You – Big Enough to Serve You






Colfax (530) 346-8174    Grass Valley  (530) 273-3381

Construction Services and Products 

Landscape Materials  —  Equipment Rental


railhead     Railhead Saloon

Downtown Colfax

Friendly Old West Atmosphere 

McDonald’s      McDonalds

Colfax                 (530) 346-6088


Colfax Area Chamber of Commerce

Colfax   —   530 346-8888    colfaxarea.com

Golden Bear

Golden Bear Ceramics Co  —  Grass Valley    (530) 271-0679


Main Street Pizza

Colfax — (530) 346-8200

Awesome Pizza  —  Cold Beer — Air Conditioned!

Colfax Dental Centercolfaxdc

Colfax   (530) 346-6244

Personalized Dental Care   —    Experts You Can Trust


Auburn Alehouse        Auburn Alehouse  — 530-885-2537

Craft Beer  —  Bistro Menu        auburnalehouse


HickeyLogo-in oval    Hickey’s Body and Paint

Colfax    (530) 346-9571

We will work with your Auto Insurance Claims


Kurtis H. Fox, M.D., Inc.DrFox

Colfax  (530) 346-8397

Board Certified Family Medicine – Sutter Medical Network Affiliation


JS West Propane            jswlogopropane

Colfax  (530) 346-6608

“Family owned and operated since 1909!”




Colfax   (530) 346-2438

“Americas #1 Propane Company  — over 2 million customers strong!”


Sacramento Bee — (916) 321-1000       Sac Bee

Stay Connected


PGE     PG&E

Auburn — (530) 889-3190      PG&E



Todd’s Excavating

Colfax — (530) 637-5542

Grading – Rock & Fill dirt – Roads – Paving

MONTOLIVA Vineyard & Winery        Montoliva logo 1.5mb

Colfax Area in Chicago Park — (530) 346-6577  Montoliva.com

Italian Varietals — Italian Style Winemaking

Solune Winegrowers    Solune 

Chicago Park — 530 271-0990      Solune Winery

AC Dike


Lincoln  — 916-645-7747    A.C. Dike

Asphalt Dike & Curb Paving

HR Ledger, Inc.HR Ledger logo_14_300x48
 Auburn – (530) 887-3812
Payroll and Benefit Management Services

TJ’s Roadhouse      TJ's Roadhouse

Colfax — 530 346-1040(

Robinson Sand & Gravel     Auburn — Robinson




Mark’s Ballistic Detailing     530-878-1835      ballisticdetail.com




Elegant Salvage

Chicago Park  —   (530) 272-6500   Elegant Salvage

Whistle Stop     Whistle Stop Quilt Shop

Auburn 530 888-1882  WhistleStopQuiltAndSew.com

Cafe Luna

Cafe Luna — Mexican Cafe

Historic Downtown Colfax  —  (530) 346-8833

Breakfast – Lunch – Coffee

Farm and Country

Colfax Farm & Country Store  —  Colfax

Colfax Market         Colfax Market

Colfax —  (530) 346-7029



Colfax Cider House   Tasting Room & Sales

Historic Downtown Colfax  — 530-346-9500

Ciders, Perry and Pommeau from Around the World!


Union Pacific RailroadUPRR

Building America Since 1862!


City of Colfax



Sierra Geological Services  — 530 320-1276

Got soil or rock problems?


Doggie Depot 

Colfax — 530 320 6642


HR Ledger, Inc. – Auburn

HR Ledger is a full service Payroll, HR & Benefits Administration Service for small and mid-size employers.  Thank you for your help again this year.

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