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Robbery on the Rails at Railtown 1897 State Historic Park

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Date(s) - 09/03/2022 - 09/05/2022
10:30 am - 4:00 pm

Railtown 1897 State Historic Park


California State Parks, the California State Railroad Museum Foundation and Railtown 1897 State Historic Park in Jamestown are excited to present entertaining “Robbery on the Rails” theatrical excursion train ride experiences over the extended Labor Day Weekend, September 3-5, 2022. Designed using some Hollywood-style creative license to add to the fun, three 45-minute family-friendly excursion train rides will be offered each day at 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m., and will be pulled by a historic locomotive. Throughout the holiday weekend, live entertainment will be provided by Congressional Gunfighters of America.

Tapping into the Wild West portrayed by the film industry, “Robbery on the Rails” train ride guests will be transported to a time when train robberies were the talk of the town, gritty outlaws were on the run from the law, and the local marshals managed to apprehend the villains and restore order. Although many of the tales of the Wild West live in the imaginations of filmmakers and storytellers, some were rooted in fact. Although the trains of the Sierra Railway were never documented to have been robbed in real life, the event pays homage to the many robberies portrayed in films on the railroad. Outlaws were indeed part of the make-up of the west as were robberies on the railroad. Thanks to the film industry’s enduring fascination with trains, entertaining stories of heroes and villains are intertwined with the rich history of Railtown 1897.

Given America’s lasting love affair with westerns and the Wild West, these limited-time train ride experiences are expected to sell out quickly. All “Robbery on the Rails” train ride tickets include Park admission and cost $22 for adults, $16 for youth ages 6-17 and are free for children five and under. For this special event, Railtown 1897 members receive discounts of $15 for adults, $9 for youth ages 6-17. For advance tickets or more information about “Robbery on the Rails” at Railtown 1897 State Historic Park, please visit

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