Preparations for Opening Day

Jerry Tannhauser inside rail speeder installing radio

Jerry Tannhauser is revamping our radio system in preparation for the 2009 season.


Docent Tommy, who is retired from a career in railroading himself, shares the fun of car-hosting with our new volunteer class.


Tom Bullock, Railroad founder (aka: John Rand) shares the Hetch Hetchy Railcar #19 with park visitors.

Preparations are underway for an exciting opening day at Railtown 1897 State Historic Park! On April 4th and 5th it’s “all hands on deck” as we share all that Railtown has to offer. Marching band, Handcar Rides, Machine Shop operations and much more! It promises to be a fun weekend. Plus, if you live in Calaveras or Tuolumne County, you get to ride the train for free!