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 — May 26, 27 and 28 — at Railtown 1897 State Historic Park (SHP) in Jamestown. As a highlight on Saturday and Sunday, the famous “Movie Star Locomotive” Sierra No. 3 will be operational and available for public viewing. And, as a special treat on Saturday, train rides behind Sierra No. 3 are available; then on Sunday, visitors have the opportunity to ride aboard the first-class No. 2901 during her season debut (for an additional cost). For all three days of the holiday weekend, the prized Caboose No. 7 will be open for tours, the historic belt shop will be in operation and entertaining live music will be offered on board the trains.
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, 40-minute round trip ride along the rails of the famous “Movie Railroad,” passing through California’s scenic Gold Country.
Tickets for the weekend excursion train rides during the holiday weekend are $13 for adults, $6 for youths ages 6-17 and free for children five and under. All train ride tickets include Park admission and are now available for advance purchase at http://www.railtown1897.org as well as at the ticket window beginning at 10 a.m. on the day of the ride (based on availability). For visitors interested in a first-class ride aboard No. 2901 (available on Sunday only), cost is $21 for adults, $9 for youths ages 6-17 and kids five and under are free. First-class train rides are only available at the ticket window beginning at 10 a.m. on Sunday morning.