Excursion Train Rides

Ride behind a historic diesel locomotive on a train trip through California’s scenic Gold Country.

All Aboard For Family Fun

Ride The Historic Sierra Railroad Through The Heart Of Gold Country

Railtown 1897 SHP and the California State Railroad Museum Foundation are pleased to welcome guests aboard the historic Sierra Railway. Ride behind a historic diesel locomotive on a train trip through the heart of California’s scenic Gold Country. Your 6-mile, 45-minute roundtrip train ride will take you past the water tower from Petticoat Junction and transport you from the backyards of Jamestown to the rugged hillsides of California’s Mother Lode country. After your ride, explore the historic grounds, have a picnic, and spend the day in the beauty of California’s Gold Country.

Ticket Information

Days and Hours of Operation

April through September:
Saturdays and Sundays
10:30a.m. 12:00p.m. 1:30p.m. & 3:00p.m.

Wednesdays June 7 through July 26
10:30a.m. & 12:00p.m.

Note: Trains will generally be pulled by the 1265 diesel locomotive. Motive power is subject to change without notice.

Ticket Prices:

Tickets are sold per person, and include park admission. Please select the appropriate quantity of tickets you need for each age range of passengers.

  • Adult: $20
  • Youth (6-17): $15
  • Child (5 and under): Free
  • Members: Free


Members ride free or at reduced cost based on their membership level.