JAMESTOWN, Calif. – Beginning on July 10 and continuing through August 28, 2013, Railtown 1897 State Historic Park (SHP) in Jamestown will begin offering diesel train rides on Wednesdays at noon and 2 p.m. While the Park is open daily, steam-powered excursion train rides are typically offered on weekends only except for holidays and special occasions. 2013 is the first time Railtown 1897 SHP has offered Wednesday train rides through the summer.
All train ride passengers will be treated to a six-mile, 45-minute round trip ride along the rails of the famous “Movie Railroad,” passing through California’s scenic Gold Country where scenes from many Hollywood movies were filmed. Tickets for all excursion train rides include Park admission and cost $15 for adults, $8 for youths ages 6-17 and kids five and under are free. Advance train ride tickets are available online or at the ticket window beginning at 10 a.m. the day of the train ride on a first-come, first-served basis depending on availability.
Guests are encouraged to spend the day at Railtown 1897 SHP by touring the Park and learning more about its authentic railroad facilities and fascinating role in the Hollywood and television industry. Also, guests are invited to bring a picnic lunch to enjoy on the sprawling Roundhouse lawn while enjoying the day.
Advance train ride tickets are available at http://www.railtown1897.org and more information about excursion train rides or Railtown 1897 SHP in general is available by calling 209-984-3953.