In 1918, the Sierra #3 experienced its third major wreck, which destroyed the original 1891 wood cab. It was replaced in February of 1919 with a second-hand Southern Pacific steel cab, which is still a component of the locomotive, 90 years later.
One of the highlighted auction items at the September 19th Wine and Cheese Benefit, is a cab ride in the Sierra #3 during the 2010 operating season. You could be the lucky winner of this once-in-a-lifetime experience. And, its for a great cause!
Please join us for this evening event. Gates open at 4PM, and the train leaves the station at 5PM. Tickets are $25 and may be purchased in advance by calling 209-984-3953 during business hours of 9:30-4:30.