Preserving Truckee´s Railroading History

Preserving the history of the railroads that served the needs of the Truckee region, and sharing this history with the public, is a core goal of the Truckee Donner Railroad Society. We do this by creating interpretive exhibits at our Truckee museums, hosting Trestle Tours though the forests in the Truckee region, and sharing our knowledge with the community.

TDRRS Newsletter: Snowshed

The Truckee Donner Railroad Society publishes a quarterly newsletter called "Snowshed". This newsletter provides news about society activities and articles illustrating the history of railroading in the Truckee region. TDRRS members recieve printed or electronic copies of the newsletter.

Past issues of the Snowshed newsletters are available below.

Past Issues of the Snowshed

Vol 15 Num 3 - Aug 2022
- Presidents letter
- Truckee River Railroad
- Model Railroad
- New Car Barn at the Regional Park
- New and Improved Website: tdrrs.org
Vol 15 Num 2 - Aug 2022
- Presidents letter
- Summer Fun on the Truckee River Railroad
- Hobart Mills and the Hobart Estate Railroad
Vol 15 Num 1 - May 2022
- Presidents letter
- Truckee River Railroad Run Dates Set!
- The Boca and Loyalton Railroad
- Trestle Tours!
Vol 14 Num 4 - Feb 2022
- Presidents Letter
- Cab Forward Locomotives
Vol 14 Num 3 - Nov 2021
- Presidents Letter
- Truckee River Railroad
- Hobart Southern Log Car
- Pocket Park Update
Vol 14 Num 2 - Aug 2021
- Presidents Letter
- How Southern Pacific Saved Lake Tahoe
- Pocket Park Donation Appeal
Vol 14 Num 1 - May 2021
- Presidents Letter
- Checkerboard!
- The TDRRS Railyard Pocket Park - Spring 2021 Update
- Museum of Truckee History is Open!
Vol 13 Num 4 - Feb 2021
- Presidents Letter
- Truckee Depot
- History of the Steam Crane
Vol 13 Num 3 - Nov 2020
- Presidents Letter
- History of Truckee Springs
- Rotary Snowplow Aesthetic Restoration
Vol 13 Num 2 - Aug 2020
- Presidents Letter
- How Southern Pacific Saved Lake Tahoe
- Pocket Park Donation Appeal
Vol 13 Num 1 - May 2020
- Presidents Letter
- Sardine Meadow Restoration
- History of our Pullman Sleeper Car #9053 - Part 2
- Pocket Park Donation Appeal
Vol 12 Num 4 - Feb 2020
- Presidents letter
- History of our Pullman Sleeper Car #9053 - Part 1
- Truckee River Railroad
- Hank Schwarz (1929-2019)
Vol 12 Num 3 - Nov 2019
- Presidents letter
- 2019 Trestle Tours
- Lake Tahoe Railway & Transportation Company Plaque
- What Happened After Promontory?
Vol 12 Num 2 - Aug 2019
- Presidents Letter
- Truckee River Railroad
- Update on the New Museum of Truckee History
- Fourth of July Parade
- TDRRS Railyard Pocket Park Update
Vol 12 Num 1 - May 2019
- Presidents Letter
- New Museum of Truckee History
- Trestle Tour
- Future Plans for the 1950 Pullman Sleeper Car
Vol 11 Num 4 - Feb 2019
- Presidents Letters
- CPR/SP Early Snow Removal
- TDRRS Railyard Pocket Park
Vol 11 Num 2 - Jun 2018
- Presidents Letter
- Rotary and Crane Relocation
- First Passenger Train in Truckee
Vol 11 Num 1 - Mar 2018
- Presidents Letter
- Truckee River Railroad
- 2018 Trestle Tours
Vol 10 Num 4 - Dec 2017
- Presidents Letter
- Truckee River Railroad
- Truckee River Christmas Train at Squaw Valley
- The Summit Tunnel
Vol 10 Num 2 - Jun 2017
- Presidents Letter
- Caboose Museum Needs Some TLC
- Trestle Tours
- Truckee River Railroad
Vol 10 Num 1 - Mar 2017
- Presidents Letter
- Truckee River Railroad Update
- Graffiti in the Summit Tunnels
- UP Snow Removal Equipment
Vol 9 Num 3 - Sep 2016
- Presidents Letter
- Volunteers Needed for the Caboose Museum
- Truckee River Railroad
Vol 9 Num 2 - Jun 2016
- Presidents Letter
- Truckee River Railroad
- Tahoe Maritime Museum Train Talk
Vol 9 Num 1 - Mar 2016
- Presidents Letter
- Truckee River Railroad
- Trestle Tours 2015
- 2016 Trestle Tours
Vol 8 Num 4 - Dec 2015
- Presidents Letter
- Truckee River Railroad
- The Case of the Missing Bents
Vol 8 Num 3 - Sep 2015
- Truckee River Railroad Status
- Fueling the Comstock Trestle Tour
- Museum Update
- Another Fun season of Trestle Tours
Vol 8 Num 2 - Jun 2015
- Caboose Museum Status
- Truckee Trestle Tours
- Presidents Letter
- The Union Pacific is Going Hi-Tech
Vol 8 Num 1 - Mar 2015
- Truckee River Railroad
- Caboose Museum Status
- Presidents Letter
- Truckee Railroads Alive Series
Vol 7 Num 4 - Dec 2014
- Truckee River Railroad Open for Business
- Caboose Museum Status
- Presidents Letter
- Truckee Railroads Alive Series
Vol 7 Num 3 - Sep 2014
- Truckee River Railroad Open for Business
- Caboose Museum Status
- Presidents Letter
- Last Trestle Tour of the Year
Vol 7 Num 2 - Jun 2014
- Presidents Letter
- Caboose Museum Status
- Construction of Truckee Regional Park Train Underway
- Truckee Trestle Tours
Vol 7 Num 1 - Mar 2014
- Museum Report
- Presidents Letter
- Society to Construct Train in Truckee Regional Park
Vol 6 Num 4 - Dec 2013
- Presidents Letter
- Museum Status
- Truckee High School Career Night
- Big Boy No. 4014 to Steam Again
Vol 6 Num 3 - Sep 2013
- Museum Status
- Trestle Tours a Popular Success
- Presidents Report
- Truckee History Day
Vol 6 Num 2 - Jun 2013
- Museum Status
- Presidents Report
- Truckee History Day
Vol 6 Num 1 - Mar 2013
- Museum Status
- Presidents Report
- Sierra Narrow Gauge Conference
Vol 5 Num 4 - Dec 2012
- Museum Status
- Presidents Report
- UP 844 Comes to Truckee
Vol 5 Num 3 - Sep 2012
- Museum Status
- Operation Lifesaver
- Presidents Report
- 2012 Trestle Tour
Vol 5 Num 2 - Jun 2012
- Museum Status
- Why Become a Docent?
- Presidents Report
- Historic Railroad Tour at the Summit Tunnels
- Explore the Archeology of Truckee's Logging Railroads
Vol 5 Num 1 - Mar 2012
- Bloomer Cut Slide
- Interim Museum Happenings
- Presidents Report
- Major Upgrade of Rotaries by Union Pacific
Vol 4 Num 4 - Dec 2011
- SPMW No. 7050 Steam Crane
- TDRRS Recieves Grant
- Interim Museum Happenings
- Presidents Report
Vol 4 Num 3 - Sep 2011
- Presidents Letter
- Railroad Society Joins the Parade
- Interim Museum Happenings
Vol 4 Num 2 - Jun 2011
- Presidents Letter
- TDRRS Museum Report
- Conquering the Sierra
Vol 4 Num 1 - Mar 2011
- Presidents Letter
- Major Sierra Snow Keeps Crews Busy
Vol 3 Num 4 - Dec 2010
- Presidents Letter
- TDRRS Museum Report
- Fighting Snow in the Sierra
Vol 3 Num 3 - Sep 2010
- Presidents Letter
- Conceptual Museum Model
- Work Begins to Stabilize Sleeper
Vol 3 Num 2 - Jun 2010
- Presidents Letter
- Caboose Museum Opens
- Strategic Plan for Truckee Donner Railroad Society, Continued
- 2010 Trestle Tour Schedule
Vol 3 Num 1 - Mar 2010
- Presidents Letter
- Why An Endowment?
- Caboose Project
- Narrow versus Standard Gauge Railroading
- Strategic Plan for Truckee Donner Railroad Society
- Rotary & Pullman Restoration
Vol 2 Num 4 - Dec 2009
- Presidents Letter
- Caboose Project
- Truckee Railroad Museum Exhibits
Vol 2 Num 3 - Sep 2009
- Presidents Letter
- Caboose Project
- Southern Pacific Rotary Snowplow MW210
Vol 2 Num 2 - Jun 2009
- Presidents Letter
- Blunt End 10-6 Sleeping Car
- 2009 Trestle Tour
- Chasing Grade
Vol 2 Num 1 - Feb 2008
- Presidents Letter
- The New Truckee Railroad Museum