Saturday May 10, 2014
Event Information
Section: Arts & Entertainment
Celebrate National Train Day at Railtown 1897 State Historic Park

When: May 10, 2014
10:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Where: Railtown 1897 State Historic park
Phone: (209) 984-3953
Address: 18115 Fifth Avenue
Jamestown, CA 95327
URL: http://www.railtown1897.org/events-and-exhibits
Ages: None
Cost: Adults $5, 6-17 $3, under 6 free

Description: Railtown 1897 State Historic Park (SHP) will proudly participate in the seventh annual National Train Day on Saturday, May 10, 2014. Designed to celebrate American railroading, trains and train travel in cities all across the country, the event offers a variety of special activities at Railtown 1897 SHP that remains as the only intact steam-era roundhouse and shop facility in California, and one of just two in the U.S. On National Train Day, visitors to Railtown 1897 SHP will enjoy steam-powered excursion train rides behind the “Movie Star Locomotive” Sierra No. 3 and aboard the famous Caboose No. 7. To the delight of visitors, behind-the-scenes tours of the historic Roundhouse and Shops will also be available. A number of historic locomotives, equipment and vehicles will also be on special display, historic track “speeder” car rides will offered from noon to 3 p.m. and Amtrak goodie bags will be available while supplies last. Also, the historic the blacksmith forge will be open and operating -- which was once used to produce hardware and some parts for locomotives and cars. Railtown 1897 also invites park visitiors to a special kick-off reception for the second annual “In Train View” photo exhibition with works by the Sonora Photo Club. Visitors can join the photographers for an opening reception at 11 a.m. Once debuted, the exhibit will then be on display at Railtown 1897 SHP through Labor Day weekend. The rail-related photographs will also be offered for sale, with proceeds to benefit the Park.



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