The Truckee Passport Progam

During the summer of 2019, Truckee will celebrate 150 years of the Transcontinental Railroad and its impact on the Donner Summit and Truckee Area.   We invite all students, parents, visitors and locals to get a Golden Spike Passport and learn about the local history.


The Passport highlights 24 separate locations where history associated with the Transcontinental Railroad was created.  The Passport can be traversed in any order, but it is often easiest to cover the first 12 locations by parking the car and walking around historic Truckee starting at the Welcome Center at the Train Depot.  The second half of the sites are most easily covered in a car. 

All sites have a large poster with interesting stories that occurred right there.  Use the local stamp to show that you have visited the site.  Some of the locations may be closed when you want to visit them.  Do not get discouraged.  Come back on the weekend or check online for operational hours. 

Passports cost three dollars, so don’t lose them.  They are precious; especially for the memories they are intended to capture. Passports maybe purchased at the California Welcome Center at the Truckee Train Depot. 


Bring your Passports, completed or not, to the August 31 Picnic starting at 11 am in the Truckee Regional Park.  See you there!