Shop Tours Offered

On two upcoming Wednesdays—January 13th and February 10th—Railtown 1897 State Historic Park will offer special, behind-the-scenes viewing opportunities for visitors to see the restoration progress of Sierra No. 3, known as the “Movie Star” steam locomotive for its many appearances in motion pictures and television shows. As part of the special viewings, Railtown staff will present a 2 hour program which will also include a shop tour for visitors. Cost for the tours is $5 for members, $10 for the general public, and reservations may be made by calling 209-984-3953. Tours will consist of a slide show covering the history of the locomotive and an overview of the project to date followed by a tour of the Tri Dam shop where much of the work is currently taking place. Restoration staff, utilizing a combination of historic and modern methods, is restoring this historic locomotive. Staff will be on hand to demonstrate the machinery and methods being used as well as to answer any questions.