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Excursion trains running in Jamestown

By From page B14 | May 24, 2013

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 behind Sierra No. 3 are available; then on Monday, visitors have the opportunity to take a ride behind a vintage diesel locomotive.

For all three days of the holiday weekend, the prized Caboose No. 7 will be open for tours and, as a special treat, local musician Jim Nelson of the Black Irish Band will be aboard the trains playing banjo, guitar and vocals.

Excursion trains will depart on-the-hour from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, delighting visitors from near and far during a six-mile, 45-minute round trip ride along the rails of the famous “Movie Railroad,” passing through California’s scenic Gold Country.

All aboard as Railtown 1897 State Historic Park offers its popular scenic journey through California’s Gold Country. Guests will enjoy a memorable 6-mile, 45-minute round trip ride along the rails of the famous “Movie Railroad.”

As a highlight on Saturday and Sunday, train rides behind Sierra No. 3 are available; then on Monday, visitors have the opportunity to ride behind a vintage diesel locomotive.

Visitors to Railtown 1897 SHP are encouraged to bring picnic items to enjoy on the sprawling Roundhouse lawn.

Tickets for the weekend excursion train rides during the holiday weekend are $15 for adults, $8 for youths ages 6-17 and free for children 5 and under.

All train ride tickets include park admission and are now available for advance purchase online as well as at the ticket window beginning at 10 a.m. on the day of the ride — based on availability.

For more information call 209-984-3953 or visit railtown1897.org.

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