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Harvest Haunt Express Train Rides

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Date(s) - 10/24/2015 - 10/25/2015
10:30 am - 3:00 pm

Railtown 1897 SHP


California State Parks, the California State Railroad Museum Foundation and Railtown 1897 State Historic Park (SHP) are proud to offer three weekends of family-friendly “Harvest Haunt Express” train rides October 17-18, October 24-25, and October 31-November 1, 2015. Staffed by a “skeleton crew,” the popular train rides take place aboard an excursion train that departs at 10:30 a.m., noon, 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. On Saturdays, the excursion train will be pulled by Sierra No. 3 (the “Movie Star Locomotive”) and on Sundays by a vintage diesel locomotive. Train ride guests are encouraged to get in the spirit and dress up according to these fun weekly themes: Heroes & Villains (October 17-18), Pirates & Princesses (October 24-25) and Witches & Wizards (October 31-November 1). Children will also receive a fun Halloween party favor when they disembark (while supplies last).

Located in the heart of California’s Gold Country, Railtown 1897 SHP combines railroad heritage, local history and the lure of Hollywood and is one of only two authentic and still-operating steam-era railroad roundhouse complexes in the entire country. The Park is home to the famous “Movie Star Locomotive” Sierra No. 3, which has an impressive history of starring in more than 200 high profile film and television productions such as “High Noon,” “Back to the Future 3” and “Petticoat Junction.”

Tickets for “Harvest Haunt Express” train rides (which include Park admission) are $15 adults, $10 youths ages 6-17, ages 5 and under are free. To make advance online reservations, visit www.railtown1897.org or call (209) 984-3953 for more information.