All Business memberships include these basic benefits:

  • Admission and Excursion Train Ride passes*
  • 10% Discount at the Depot Store**
  • Invitation for two to the annual Trainmaster Reception
  • Subscription to the On Track! Newsletter
  • Listing on our Donor Wall
  • Display of promotional brochure at Railtown 1897
  • Personalized Certificate of Membership
  • Free Railtown 1897 annual calendar of events and schedules
$250 Blacksmith
  • 10 Admission and Excursion Train Ride passes
$500 Machinist
  • 25 Admission and Excursion Train Ride passes
  • 10% Discount on memberships purchased by employees
  • Name listing on the Railtown 1897 website
$1,000 Boiler Maker
  • 50 Admission and Excursion Train Ride passes
  • 10% Discount on memberships purchased by employees
  • 10% Discount on Picnic Area or Private Car Rental
  • Logo listing on the Railtown 1897 website
$2,500 Shop Foreman
  • All Boiler Maker benefits
  • Logo listing with link on the Railtown 1897 website
$5,000 Master Mechanic
  • All Shop Foreman benefits
  • Invitation for four to the annual Trainmaster Reception
  • Name listing on the Donor Board at the California State Railroad Museum
  • Autographed Patrick Karnahan Sierra Railway print
  • Free one-time use of the picnic area
$10,000 Rail Baron
  • All Master Mechanic benefits
  • Autographed & framed Patrick Karnahan Sierra Railway print
  • Free one-time Crew for a Day
  • 50% Discount on one-time charter of private lounge car or caboose


*Excluding special ticketed events and train rides
**Excluding magazines and already discounted items

How to join

To become a Business Member please contact our Membership Department at 916-445-5995

Qualifying Nonprofit Organizations receive a 25% Discount on all business membership levels

Thank you to our current Business Members at the $500 level and above:

Auto Tech & Tires
Black Oak Casino
Economic Prosperity Council of Tuolumne County
Jamestown Hotel
Kiwanis Club of Sonora
Micro-Tronics
Rodefer Vinyards
Sierra Rock Products, Inc.
Sonora Rotary Club
Sonora Area Foundation
Twain Harte Rotary
Wells Fargo Bank