History of the Amador Central Railroad

Jackson Dennis formed the Ione and Eastern Railway Company (I&E) in 1904 and sold bonds to finance the railroad. In August, deeds for the 100’ wide right of way were recorded with each landowner being paid $10 in gold coin for the right. In short order, grading of the rail line and construction of trestles began and laying of the rail started in early 1905.

Train Park, Ione                                               https://www.ione-ca.com/about-ione/page/train-park 

Amador County Historical Society                      https://amadorcountyhistoricalsociety.org 

Preston Castle Foundation                                 https://prestoncastle.org 

Sutter Creek Community Benefit Foundation     https://suttercreekfoundation.org 

Kennedy Goldmine                                             http://www.kennedygoldmine.com 

Fiddletown Preservation Society                        https://preservefiddletown.org

Knights Foundry                                                 https://knightfoundry.com 

Kennedy Tailings Wheels Park                          https://www.ci.jackson.ca.us/visit_jackson/kennedytailingwheelspark.php    

Amador Community Foundation                        https://amadorcommunityfoundation.org 

Amador Council of Tourism                                https://www.visitamador.com

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