Working on the Railroad -- A Celebration of Sierra Railway Workers
Railtown 1897 State Historic Park, Jamestown
Saturday, September 20, 2014
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Park admission: $5 adults, $3 for youths ages 6-17, free for children 5 and under
Train rides: $15 adults, $8 youths ages 6-17, free for children 5 and under
209-984-3953 or visit www.railtown1897.org
Railtown 1897 State Historic Park (SHP) is planning a festive and fun community celebration to recognize and honor the hundreds of current and former Sierra Railway, Sierra Railroad and Railtown 1897 SHP workers, their descendants and family members. The celebration will include special photographs, temporary exhibits throughout the Park, guest speakers, live music by the Black Irish Band, and much more. Designed to celebrate all the workers who built, maintained and operated the railroad, the special event will include a behind-the-scenes tour of the Historic Shops, Roundhouse, Warehouse and other areas with a focus on sharing information and interpretation about the workers who practiced their trades, their job duties and who they were as individuals and community members. The special event will also include a “Memory Wall” in the Carriage Room where Park visitors will be invited to post stories and photographs of past railroad workers that will become part of the permanent Park collection. Don’t miss the rail-related reunion!