Railtown 1897 State Historic Park

Home to the Historic Jamestown Shops and Roundhouse

Hours of Operation

Open Daily (April-October, 9:30am-4:30pm; November-March, 10am-3pm)

Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.

Trains operate every Saturday and Sunday from April-October, 10:30am, 12:00pm, 1:30pm & 3:00pm

Special holiday trains run in December.

Railtown 1897 SHP
PO Box 1250 / 10501 Reservoir Road
Jamestown, CA 95327
(209) 984-3953

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Wednesday Diesel Train Rides - July 1 - August 26
Enjoy mid-week train rides Wednesday's only during July and August. 


Story Time in the Caboose - July 1 - August 26 (WEDNESDAY'S ONLY)
Volunteers will read a story in the Caboose at 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.

Labor Day Weekend - September 5 - 7
Regular excursion train rides depart Saturday, Sunday and Monday.  Steam operations on Saturday and Sunday, diesel locomotive on Monday. 


Working on the Railroad - A Celebration of Sierra Railway Workers - September 19
Public reunion to celebrate all the workers who built, maintained and operated the Sierra Railway.  This special event will include behind-the-scenes tour of the Historic Shops and Roundhouse.  The "Memory Wall" will be available to post stories and photographs of past railroad workers and will become party of the permanent Park collection. 


Apple Harvest Train Ride Event - October 3
Agriculture and Sierra Railway Freight  are longtime partners, from fruit to livestock to lumber.  Celebrate the history of the Apple Harvest. 


Harvest Haunt Express - October 17 - 18, 24 - 25, 31 - Nov. 1
The family-friendly Harvest Haunt Express celebrates the harvest with a "skeleton crew".  Riders are encouraged to dress according to weekly themes:
October 17 - 18 -- Superheroes & Villians
October 24 - 25 -- Pirates & Princess
October 31 - Nov 1 -- Monster Mash


Veteran's Day Trains - November 11
Train Ride departures at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
Celebrate Veteran's Day with a train ride behind an ex-military diesel locomotive and with crew members who are veterans.


THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride -December 4-6, 11-13, 18-20
Relive the magical journey of THE POLAR EXPRESS on an hour-long train ride to the North Pole.




For more information on any of the listed events, please call (209) 984-3953.