Railtown 1897 Goes Hollywood with Special Robbery on the Rails Train Ride Experiences

JAMESTOWN, Calif. – California State Parks, the California State Railroad Museum Foundation and Railtown 1897 State Historic Park in Jamestown are excited to present entertaining and new “Robbery on the Rails” theatrical steam train excursion ride experiences over the extended Labor Day Weekend, September 1-3, 2018. Designed using some Hollywood-style creative license to add to the fun, four 45-minute family-friendly … Read More

Railtown 1897 Calls Out for Volunteers to Help with THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride Experience This Holiday Season

JAMESTOWN, Calif. – Railtown 1897 State Historic Park (SHP) is looking for interested volunteers to help support THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride experiences that will return this holiday season. More than 8,000 guests are expected to experience THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride in 2018 at the historic park in Jamestown which requires a dedicated staff supported by more than 50 … Read More

Railtown 1897 Supports the Community & Local Law Enforcement by Offering Free Admission, Train Rides & More on National Night Out

JAMESTOWN, Calif. – California State Parks, the California State Railroad Museum Foundation and Railtown 1897 State Historic Park in Jamestown are proud to participate in National Night Out happening on Tuesday evening, August 7, 2018. Railtown 1897 SHP will be open from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. offering special activities such as free Park admission, free excursion train rides behind … Read More

Diesel Train Rides on Wednesdays this Summer

JAMESTOWN, Calif. – Back by popular demand, California State Parks and Railtown 1897 State Historic Park in Jamestown will offer two diesel train rides on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. and noon beginning on June 20  and continuing until August 15, 2018. Then at 11 a.m., young guests (ages up to 6) can enjoy popular and fun Story Time reading activities … Read More

Railtown 1897 Celebrates Memorial Day Weekend In Rail-Related Style

JAMESTOWN, Calif. – To kick off the summer season in rail-related style, popular weekend excursion trains will be running throughout the extended Memorial Day holiday weekend – May 26, 27 and 28, 2018 – at Railtown 1897 State Historic Park in Jamestown. On Saturday and Sunday, steam-powered excursion train rides behind the famous Sierra No. 3® are available; then on … Read More

Railtown 1897 Celebrates Moms on Mother’s Day

JAMESTOWN, Calif. – Railtown 1897 State Historic Park (SHP) plans to treat moms extra special this Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 13, 2018, by offering excursion train rides behind a historic diesel locomotive along with a special surprise to all mothers who visit the Park (while supplies last). With beautiful wildflowers still in bloom, the six-mile, 45-minute roundtrip ride takes … Read More

Celebrate Spring Aboard the Popular & Fun Wildflower Train

JAMESTOWN, Calif. – With spring in full bloom, California State Parks, Railtown 1897 State Historic Park and the California State Railroad Museum Foundation are proud to provide guests with a unique opportunity to experience spring wildflowers from aboard a train. While the Park is open daily, special Wildflower Train Rides are available on two weekends – April 21, 22, 28 … Read More