Sunday, April 07, 2019

Amador Central Railroad

The Amador Central Railroad is the successor of the Ione & Eastern Railroad connecting Ione to Martell halfway between Jackson and Sutter Creek. The railroad was started in 1902 and the first train operated to Martell in 1904. Proposed extensions where never built. For most of it's existence the line was owned by lumber companies and carried forest products to the connection with the Southern Pacific down the hill at Ione.

Today the line is jointly owned and maintained by two local historical societies and sees occasional recreational use with speeders.

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