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Diesel trains run on Wednesdays at Railtown 1897

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From page B5 | July 17, 2013 |

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 train rides on Wednesdays at noon and 2 p.m.

While the park is open daily, steam-powered excursion train rides are typically offered on weekends only except for holidays and special occasions. This year is the first time Railtown 1897 SHP has offered Wednesday train rides through the summer.

Passengers will be treated to a 6-mile, 45-minute round trip ride along the rails of the famous “Movie Railroad” passing through California’s scenic Gold Country where scenes from many Hollywood movies were filmed.

Guests are encouraged to spend the day at Railtown 1897 SHP by touring the park and learning more about its authentic railroad facilities and fascinating role in the Hollywood and television industry.

Guests are invited to bring a picnic lunch to enjoy on the sprawling roundhouse lawn while enjoying the day.

Operated by California State Parks with assistance from the nonprofit California State Railroad Museum Foundation, Railtown 1897 State Historic Park offers year-round tours plus train rides on weekends from April to October.

Known as “The Movie Railroad” the park and its trains have been featured in hundreds of feature films, TV shows and commercials.

The park is located at the corner of Fifth Avenue and Reservoir Road in Jamestown, reached by Highway 49 and 108.

Tickets for all excursion train rides include park admission and cost $15 for adults, $8 for ages 6-17 and kids 5 and under are free.

Advance train ride tickets are available online or at the ticket window beginning at 10 a.m. the day of the train ride on a first-come, first-served basis depending on availability.

To purchase advance tickets or more information call 209-984-3953 or visit the Website at railtown1897.org.

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