Lantern-lit “Tales of the Roundhouse” returns with haunted tours and nighttime steam train ride on one special evening, Friday, October 19, 2018 with tours starting at 6:30 and 7 p.m. Led by engaging and entertaining guides, “Tales of the Roundhouse” participants will hear the real life and death tales of past railroad workers and passengers who lost their lives in ghastly accidents, gruesome train wrecks and sometimes by cold-blooded murder.
First introduced in 2016, “Tales of the Roundhouse” guests will have the special opportunity to tour the historic park after dark while listening to intriguing, railroad-related ghost stories. Evening visitors will also enjoy going behind-the-scenes with special access to the historic Roundhouse, machine shop, and blacksmith shop. Plus, guests will experience a nighttime steam train ride behind the famous Sierra No. 3 “Movie Star” locomotive while being accompanied by lingering spirits—who some say still haunt the grounds—and hearing how they came to their grisly and untimely ends.
Limited space is available and advance tickets are recommended for this special two-hour event. Tickets cost $25 per person ($21 for members). Due to the nature of the tour content, the “Tales of the Roundhouse” event is not recommended for guests under 12 years of age.