Railtown 1897 State Historic Park


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Railtown 1897 State Historic Park


Location:At 5th Avenue and Reservoir Road in Jamestown, 3 miles south of Sonora.
Facilities:Historical buildings and exhibits, interpretive center, gift shop, picnic areas (é)
Activities:Steam train excursion rides (seasonal), guided tours.
Special Features:Park is home to the Historic Jamestown Shops and Roundhouse—an intact and still-functioning steam locomotive repair and maintenance facility, portions of which date back to 1897. This one-of-a-kind attraction combines industrial heritage and railroad history with the lore of Hollywood's film industry -- the park's historic locomotives and railroad cars have appeared in more than 200 films, TV productions, and commercials.
Address:c/o Capital District Office
101 J St
Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone:209-984-3953
Web: www.railtown1897.org
Size: 24.2 acres.

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Last on our whistle-stop tour was Railtown 1897 State Historic Park in Jamestown where we saw the steam engine that starred in Back to the Future 3 and a few Western classics, and took a scenic train ride through Gold Country (weekends April-October, from PS12 adults/PS4 children/free for under-fives, includes park entrance, railtown1897.org).
ThePineTree.net local news in Calaveras County, California, recently reported on the Railtown 1897 State Historic Park:
Railtown 1897 State Historic Park. The 100-year-old shops of the Sierra Railroad have become a living museum, overseen by the California State Railroad Museum.