Railtown 1897 SHP -- Steam-Powered Excursion Train Rides on Mother’s Day! -- May 13
Park: Railtown 1897 SHP
What: Steam-Powered Excursion Train Rides on Mother’s Day!
Where: Railtown 1897 State Historic Park
When: Sunday, May 13, 2012
Times: Trains depart hourly from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Cost: $13 adults, $6 youths ages 6-17, free for children 5 and under
(includes Park admission)
For More: 209-984-3953 or visit www.railtown1897.org
Railtown 1897 State Historic Park (SHP) plans to treat moms extra special this Mother’s Day -- on Sunday, May 13 -- by pulling out the famous “Movie Star Locomotive” Sierra No. 3 and popular Caboose No. 7 for weekend excursion train rides (regular ticket prices apply) and also giving away complimentary commemorative Belgian chocolate bars to all mothers who take a train ride, while supplies last. And to add to the holiday festivities, children will receive complimentary balloons on this special day.
With beautiful wildflowers still in bloom on Mother’s Day, Railtown 1897’s excursion trains will depart on-the-hour from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The six-mile, 40-minute roundtrip ride takes passengers through the rolling Gold Country foothills, passing through meadows and along grassy hillsides covered with ancient oak trees. Families are encouraged to bring a picnic lunch to enjoy on-site on the sprawling Roundhouse lawn. In addition, the Railtown 1897 SHP Depot Store, Interpretive Center and grounds are open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and guided Roundhouse tours are available, too.
Tickets for steam train excursion rides are $13 for adults, $6 for youths ages 6-17 and kids five and under are free. All train ride tickets include Park admission and are now available for advance purchase at www.railtown1897.org as well as at the ticket window beginning at 10 a.m. on the day of the ride (based on availability).
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