Railtown 1897 SHP -- National Train Day! -- May 11, 2013
Park: Railtown 1897 SHP
What: National Train Day!
Where: Railtown 1897 State Historic Park; Jamestown
When: Saturday, May 11, 2013
Cost: Park admission: $5 adults, $3 for youths ages 6-17, free for children 5 and under
Train rides: $15 adults, $8 youths ages 6-17, free for children 5 and under
All aboard as Railtown 1897 State Historic Park celebrates National Train Day with special activities sure to delight railroad enthusiasts and guests from near and far! Visitors to the State Historic Park can enjoy steam-powered excursion train rides behind the "Movie Star Locomotive" Sierra No. 3 and aboard the famous Caboose No. 7, check out behind-the-scenes tours of the historic Roundhouse and Shops, and view a number of historic locomotives, equipment and vehicles on special display this one-day-only, including the No. 28 & 2 locomotives, historic track maintenance vehicles such as the 1920s Ford Model T custom-adapted for use on the Railroad, and the Hetch-Hetchy 19 car, custom built for use in the construction of the Hetch Hetchy Dam (which will be operational and available for rides). Also, the historic belt-driven machine shop will be up and running so guests can see it in action and understand that on a shortline, much of the work was done "in house" at the shops (with exception of major engine rebuilds). Keep in mind, capacity is limited for steam-powered excursion train rides so guests are encouraged to arrive early. All train ride tickets include Park admission and are available for advance purchase at www.railtown1897.org as well as at the ticket window beginning at 10 a.m. the day of the train ride (based on availability). Don't miss the National Train Day celebration at Railtown 1897 SHP!
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