Railtown 1897 State Historic Park


Home to the Historic Jamestown Shops and Roundhouse

Hours of Operation

Open Daily (November-March, 10:00am-3:00pm; April-October, 9:30am-4:30pm)

Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.

Trains operate every Saturday and Sunday from April-September, 10:30am, 12:00pm, 1:30pm & 3:00pm

THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride trains run in December, click here for more details.

Railtown 1897 SHP
PO Box 1250 / 10501 Reservoir Road
Jamestown, CA 95327
(209) 984-3953

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  • THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride in Jamestown consists of four separate cars pulled by a vintage diesel engine from Railtown's collection.  
  • On board you will be seated in either Coach or First Class according to your ticket purchase.  Guests in each car will experience the same excitement and wonder of THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride.  
  • All children under 2 years must be seated on the lap of an adult while on board the train and do not require a ticket.
  • An additional service fee of $5 per ticket or $20 per table will be applied at purchase check out.

 

----------------------Coach Cars----------------------------

Blitzen Car - $50 per person

The identically configured Blitzen and Prancer Cars feature comfy bench-style seating for you to enjoy during your trip to the North Pole.  
Blitzen Car
Prancer Car - $50 per person
 

Prancer Car

 What Cheer Car - $180 per Table of four 
The What Cheer Car is an open air car that features bistro-style seating.  This open sided coach features small tables in a fun cafe-style arrangement.  Please note that this car has overhead coverage, but the sides of the car are open to the elements.  The What Cheer Car is a popular option due to the unhindered view of Santa and the North Pole, however it is important to bundle up as temperatures can be a bit chilly during the trip North Pole.
What Cheer Car
 --------------------------First Class Car--------------------------
Sugar Plum First Class Car
The First Class Sugar Plum Observation Car car offers large windows and comfortable seating.  The elegantly decorated Sugar Plum Car is divided into two sections:  Parlor and Lounge.  When purchasing tickets passengers must select either the Parlor or Lounge section.  All First Class passengers receive a souvenir cocoa mug, and are free to move about the car and step off onto the observation platform. 
The Sugar Plum Parlor - $65 per person
A private interior room decorated with stained glass interior windows and comfy upholstered chairs.  The Parlor has comfortable seating groups for two, four or more and holds up to 16 passengers.
Sugar Plum Parlor
The Sugar Plum Lounge - $65 per person
A section of seats up to 14 passengers on comfortable upholstered chairs facing each other. 
Sugar Plum Lounge

 

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