Railtown Opening Mar 31

With Train Rides Behind the Historic Sierra No. 3 All Weekend, Railtown 1897 Steam Train Operating Season Opens on Saturday, March 31 Calaveras, Mariposa and Tuolumne County Residents Visit & Ride FREE All Opening Weekend!

JAMESTOWN, Calif. – Beginning the weekend of Saturday, March 31 and Sunday, April 1, Railtown 1897 State Historic Park (SHP) in Jamestown will resume offering popular steam-powered excursion train rides on weekends from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. To kick off the new season, historic rides behind the famous “Movie Star Locomotive” Sierra No. 3 will be offered all weekend long. And, during opening weekend only, residents of Calaveras, Mariposa and Tuolumne counties can visit the Park and ride for free with proof of residency. Visitors from near and far are encouraged to step aboard for a six-mile, 40-minute roundtrip ride along the rails of thefamous “Movie Railroad,” passing through California’s scenic Gold Country.

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Chris Murphy is the President and CEO of Sierra Pacific Warehouse Group and Publisher and Founder of ModestoView Inc. Chris worked globally in the cycling industry returning to Modesto in 1996. He is also the founder of the Modesto Historic Graffiti Cruise Route, Legends of the Cruise Walk of Fame, Modesto Rockin’ Holiday, the Modesto Music History Organization and co-founder of the Modesto Area Music Association. Chris is married to his artist wife Rebecca since 1985 and has two daughters Madison and Abigail, both graduating from Modesto High and UC Berkeley. He is lead singer and guitarist for his band, Third Party that donates their performances to non-profits.