Date(s) - 11/18/2017
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Overlook on Hwy 49
After crossing the Stanislaus River, the railroad faced a seemingly impossible challenge of climbing out of the Stanislaus River Canyon. The rugged terrain prompted early railroaders to name a section of this precipitous stretch of rail line “Gee Wiz Point.”
Come and explore part two of our journey along the Sierra Railway as we walk along the old railroad Right of Way to this point and learn about the “dynamite train” tragedy of 1906.
Also learn how the railroad continued to serve the area until 1935, when this branch was abandoned and the rails were removed.
The program is free of charge, suitable for all ages, and does not require a reservation. Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.