JAMESTOWN, Calif. – To honor their service and celebrate the patriotic holiday, California State Parks and Railtown 1897 State Historic Park (SHP) are proud to offer veterans and active military personnel with complimentary excursion train rides plus complimentary Park admission on Tuesday, November 11, 2014. In addition, the excursion train running on Veteran’s Day will be pulled by an ex-military diesel locomotive and special Shop Tours will be available.
Veteran and active military personnel are encouraged to wear their uniforms with pride while enjoying a special excursion train ride available at 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. this one-day-only on a first-come, first-served basis.
Plus, Park visitors of all ages are encouraged to arrive early on Veteran’s Day for special Shop Tours that will be offered from 10 a.m. to noon. Interested guests will have the chance to get an up-close viewing of exciting repair work currently underway on Sierra No. 28, a 1922 Baldwin locomotive.
The complimentary admission and train ride offers are valid for veterans who served in the active military, naval, or air service of the United States veterans as defined by Section 980 of the Military and Veterans Code. In addition, any active duty or reserve military personnel for the United States Armed Forces or National Guard of any state also qualify. Veterans must show their current military ID or proof of discharge under conditions other than dishonorable or bad conduct.