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October 2019

Harvest Haunt Express

October 5 - October 27
man dressed as a pirate talking to girl in a dress

Railtown 1897 is proud to offer family-friendly "Harvest Haunt Express" train rides on all four weekends in October. With the train whimsically decorated for Halloween and 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. Train ride guests are encouraged to get in the spirit and dress up according to these fun weekly themes: Critters & Creatures (October 5-6), Superheroes & Villains (October…

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Tales of the Roundhouse

October 18
ghostly figure on a train

Lantern-lit "Tales of the Roundhouse" returns with haunted tours and nighttime steam train ride on one special evening, Friday, October 18. Led by engaging and entertaining guides, "Tales of the Roundhouse" participants will hear the real life and death tales of past railroad workers and passengers who lost their lives in ghastly accidents, gruesome train wrecks and sometimes by cold-blooded murder. First introduced in 2016, "Tales of the Roundhouse" guests will have the special opportunity to tour the historic park…

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Tricks, Treats & Train Rides

October 19
four women dressed for Halloween

Tricks, Treats & Train Rides offers families a safe and fun trick or treat location and delightful, not frightful, Halloween activities. Hosted from 5 to 8 p.m., tickets include various themed candy stations (treat bag provided).  As a special treat, evening train rides are offered at 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. with seating on a first come, first served basis. Please pick up your train tickets at the ticket office upon entrance. All children must be accompanied by an adult during…

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November 2019

Veteran’s Day Train Rides

November 11
three men operating a train

To honor their service and celebrate the patriotic holiday Railtown 1897 is proud to offer veterans and active military personnel with complimentary excursion train rides plus complimentary Park admission on Monday, November 11, 2019. Veteran and active military personnel are encouraged to wear their uniforms with pride while enjoying a special excursion train ride behind diesel locomotive No. 1265, a 1952 former Army diesel which last served at the Riverbank Army Ammunition Plant. The special diesel locomotive will be operated…

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THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride in Jamestown, CA

November 29 - December 22

MEMBERS CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride Member Advance Ticket Sales: October 8-10, 9 a.m. (see below) General Public Ticket Sales: October 11, 9 a.m. Relive the magical journey of THE POLAR EXPRESS on an hour-long train ride to the North Pole. Enjoy hot-hot-hot chocolate and yummy cookies as you ride along with many of the story's characters. Once you reach the North Pole, the jolly old elf - Santa himself - will come on board to give…

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