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Railtown 1897 Invites Community to Enjoy Easter Egg Hunt, Train Rides & Visit by the Easter Bunny

JAMESTOWN, Calif. – California State Parks, Railtown 1897 State Historic Park and the California State Railroad Museum Foundation proudly invite families, friends, and rail fans from near and far to visit the historic park on Easter Sunday, April 17, 2022. Railtown 1897 SHP offers a memorable place to celebrate the holiday with an egg hunt for children (separated by age groups), train rides behind a historic locomotive, and an opportunity to meet the Easter Bunny. 2022 is a special year for Railtown 1897 SHP as it marks 125 years of the Sierra Railway Company of California and the 100th birthday for the historic steam locomotive Sierra No. 28, a Baldwin locomotive built in 1922.

To accommodate the various ages of children, and with paid Park admission ($5 adults, $3 youth ages 6-17, and free for children 5 and under), there will be an egg hunt for ages 6 and under and one for ages 7-12. With special activities happening all day long, the egg hunt begins at noon and excursion train rides depart at 10:30 a.m., noon, and 1:30 p.m. Operating in compliance with TSA’s (Transportation Security Administration) COVID-19 guidelines, masks are currently required on all excursion train rides.

Train ride guests enjoy a memorable six-mile, 45-minute round trip ride along the rails of the famous “Movie Railroad.” Excursion train ride tickets for Easter Sunday are available online or at the Depot Store, on a first-come, first-served basis if still available. All train ride tickets include Park admission and cost $15 for adults, $10 for youth ages 6-17 and are free for children 5 and under.

For more information about special Easter Sunday activities and/or excursion train rides at Railtown 1897 SHP, please call 209-984-3953 or visit for updated information.

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About the California State Railroad Museum Foundation

The mission of the California State Railroad Museum Foundation (CSRMF) is to generate revenue and awareness on behalf of its destinations, while supporting the preservation, interpretation and promotion of our railroad heritage. The Foundation provides funding for ongoing support of numerous programs, both at the museum's Old Sacramento location and at the historic park in Jamestown, Calif. For more information, please visit

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