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See wildflowers on train ride

With spring in full bloom, Railtown 1897 State Historic Park (SHP) is proud to provide guests with a unique opportunity to experience spring wildflowers from aboard a train pulled by the “Movie Star Locomotive” Sierra No. 3. While the park is open daily, a special Wildflower Train Ride is available on Saturday, April 19, and […]

Railtown 1897 steam train begins season

Beginning in April, Railtown 1897 State Historic Park (SHP) in Jamestown will resume offering popular steam-powered excursion train rides on weekends from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. While the park is open daily, on weekends beginning April 5-6, guests will enjoy a memorable 6-mile, 45-minute round trip ride along the rails of the famous “Movie […]

Railtown 1897 offers sneak peek

Before the historic locomotives start rolling along for a new season of train rides this spring, Railtown 1897 State Historic Park (SHP) is offering a special “behind-the-scenes” view of important maintenance, cleaning and preparatory work underway inside and outside the roundhouse and shops on Saturday, Feb. 15, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. As part of this […]

Santa to ride the rails at Railtown

Santa is taking some time out of his busy schedule to make special daytime and nighttime appearances at Railtown 1897 State Historic Park in Jamestown this holiday season. Special train rides with Santa will operate over the three-day Thanksgiving weekend, Nov. 29, 30 and Dec. 1 and again the weekend of Dec. 14 and 15. […]

Railtown 1897 offers popular ‘Harvest Haunt Express’

With fall in the air, Railtown 1897 State Historic Park (SHP) is proud to once again offer family-friendly “Harvest Haunt Express” train rides on consecutive weekends: Oct. 12 and 13, Oct. 19 and 20 and Oct. 26 and 27. Staffed by a spirited “skeleton crew,” the popular train rides take place aboard an excursion train that […]

Join Mark Twain for train ride

Get ready for a fall favorite — it’s the Mark Twain Train Ride pulled by the “Movie Star Locomotive” Sierra No. 3 on Saturday evening, Sept. 21 at Railtown 1897 State Historic Park in Jamestown. Get there early to listen to live music provided by local sensation Dave Rainwater and fascinating storytelling by Mark Twain […]

Railtown offers ride specials on Labor Day

To celebrate the Labor Day holiday in rail-related style, popular train rides behind the famous “Movie Star Locomotive” Sierra No. 3 are available all three days of the Labor Day holiday weekend, Aug. 31 through Sept. 2 at Railtown 1897 State Historic Park (SHP) in Jamestown. As a special treat, local musicians will entertain guests […]

Evening festivities to benefit Railtown

JAMESTOWN — In partnership with California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum Foundation, Tuolumne County’s Rotary and Kiwanis clubs will host the second annual “Spotlight on Railtown” fundraiser on Saturday evening, July 20 at Railtown 1897 State Historic Park (SHP) in Jamestown. The goal of this special fundraising event is to support the […]

Diesel trains run on Wednesdays at Railtown 1897

What: Diesel Train Rides on Wednesdays Where: Railtown 1897 State Historic Park in Jamestown When: Wednesdays through Aug. 28. Trains depart at noon and 2 p.m. Admission: $15 adults, $8 ages 6-17, free for children 5 and under Information: 209-984-3953 or visit railtown1897.org On Wednesdays through Aug. 28, Railtown 1897 State Historic Park (SHP) in Jamestown will begin offering diesel […]

Railtown celebrates the Fourth

JAMESTOWN — The Fourth of July extended holiday is a perfect time to visit Railtown 1897 State Historic Park (SHP) and enjoy memorable train rides behind the “Movie Star Locomotive” Sierra No. 3 while being entertained by festive live music performed by local musicians. Train rides behind Sierra No. 3 are available through Sunday, July […]

‘In Train View’ shows at Railtown

Railtown 1897 State Historic Park (SHP) will present “In Train View,” an exhibition of 30 large format photographs showcasing the amazing talent of the Sonora Photo Club, that will be on display June 22 through Sept. 1. With a variety of compelling images, portraits and trains in action, “In Train View” also artfully raises attention […]

Railtown celebrates dads

Railtown 1897 State Historic Park (SHP) plans to treat dads and granddads extra special this Father’s Day, Sunday, June 16 , by pulling out the famous “Movie Star Locomotive” Sierra No. 3 for excursion train rides. Railtown 1897 will give away complimentary commemorative Belgian chocolate bars to all fathers and grandfathers who take a train […]

Excursion trains running in Jamestown

JAMESTOWN – To kick off the summer season in rail-related style, popular weekend excursion trains will be running all three days of the Memorial Day holiday weekend starting Saturday, May 25 to Monday, May 27 at Railtown 1897 State Historic Park (SHP) in Jamestown. As a highlight on Saturday and Sunday, steam-powered excursion train rides […]

Railtown celebrates Mother’s Day

Looking for a unique way to treat mom extra special this Mother’s Day? Plan a trip to Railtown 1897 State Historic Park (SHP) in Jamestown for a relaxing steam-powered train ride behind the famous “Movie Star Locomotive” Sierra No. 3 and she’ll receive a complimentary commemorative Belgian chocolate bar, while supplies last. To add to […]

Wildflower train rides at Railtown

With spring in full bloom, Railtown 1897 State Historic Park (SHP) is proud to provide guests with a unique opportunity to experience spring wildflowers from aboard a train pulled by the “Movie Star Locomotive” Sierra No. 3. While the SHP is open daily, special Wildflower Train Rides are available on two Saturday afternoons — April […]

Steam-powered train rolling in Jamestown

JAMESTOWN — Beginning in April, Railtown 1897 State Historic Park (SHP) in Jamestown will resume offering popular steam-powered excursion train rides on weekends from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. While the park is open daily, guests will enjoy a memorable 6 mile, 45 minute round trip ride along the rails of the famous “Movie Railroad.” […]

Railtown 1897 seeks volunteers

JAMESTOWN — Fascinated by trains? Enjoy working with people from near and far? A rail enthusiast at heart? Railtown 1897 State Historic Park (SHP) is now accepting applications for people interested in volunteering to help communicate the fascinating railroading history of the “Movie Railroad” in the beautiful Sierra foothills. Interested volunteers are encouraged to attend […]

Ride the rails on Labor Day at Railtown park

Railtown 1897 State Historic Park in Jamestown is having steam-powered excursion train rides through California’s scenic Gold Country on Labor Day. Holiday visitors will enjoy a memorable 6 mile, 40 minute round trip ride along the rails of the famous “Movie Railroad.” A vintage diesel locomotive pulls the train on Monday, Sept. 3. Guests are […]

Railtown holds ‘Singing Rails’

On Saturday evening, Aug. 4, Railtown 1897 State Historic Park is sponsoring an upbeat and festive “Singing Rails” musical event that reflects America’s longstanding love affair with trains and the railroad through the magic of music. Known for iconic songs such as “Way Out West,” “Last Cannonball” and “Ghost Train” to name a few, the […]

It’s Dad’s turn at Railtown 1897

JAMESTOWN — Railtown 1897 State Historic Park plans to treat dads and granddads extra special this Father’s Day, Sunday, June 17, by pulling out the famous “Movie Star Locomotive” Sierra No. 3 and popular Caboose No. 7 for weekend excursion train rides (regular ticket prices apply) and also giving away complimentary commemorative Belgian chocolate bars […]

‘Diesels and Dads’ at Railroad Museum

SACRAMENTO — The California State Railroad Museum is gearing up to celebrate “Diesels and Dads” on Sunday, June 17, Father’s Day, by showcasing seven rarely seen diesel locomotives that will be on special display from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The locomotives on display will include two stationed inside the museum: Foley Bros. No 110-1, […]

Railtown fundraiser to keep trains rolling

JAMESTOWN — Tuolumne County’s Rotary clubs will host a “Spotlight on Railtown” fundraiser on Saturday evening, June 9, at Railtown 1897 State Historic Park in Jamestown. This special fundraising event — which includes a raffle for a 2012 Corvette — is one of several that local Rotary clubs are holding in an effort to keep […]

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