Railtown SHP -- Railtown 1897 Offers Behind-the-Scenes Peek at Work Underway During Special “Roundhouse Day”

Park: Railtown 1897 SHP

What: Roundhouse Day!

Where: Railtown 1897 State Historic Park Jamestown
Date: Saturday, February 15

Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Special Activities
 (Park is open until 3 p.m.)
Cost: $5 adults, $3 youths ages 6-17, free for children 5 and under 
For More:209-984-3953 or visit www.railtown1897.org

Rail and history enthusiasts of all ages won’t want to miss a very special Roundhouse Day at Railtown 1897 State Historic Park (SHP) on Saturday, February 15!  Before the excursion train rides get underway for the year, guests will be treated to a pre-season “behind-the-scenes” view of special activities and demonstrations happening inside and outside the historic Roundhouse and Shops. Park visitors will have the opportunity to watch important work being conducted on historic locomotives and cars including the annual maintenance and cleaning of the Hetch Hetchy motor car and the Angels Camp “shorty” car No. 6.  Guests can also see the historic belt-driven machine shop up in full operation and filled with activity plus participate in hourly tours. And, as a special highlight, Railroad Restoration Lead Worker George Sapp will present a compelling slide show highlighting the current Sierra No. 28 project, provide an in-depth walking tour of work being done on the project and be available to answer questions from Park guests.  For more information about Railtown 1897 SHP, please call 209-984-3953 or visit www.railtown1897.org.

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Event Dates

Saturday, February 15, 2014