Back by popular demand, California State Parks, the California State Railroad Museum Foundation and Railtown 1897 State Historic Park in Jamestown are excited to present the entertaining “Robbery on the Rails” theatrical steam train excursion ride experiences over the extended Labor Day Weekend, September 4 through September 6, 2021. Designed using some Hollywood-style creative license to add to the fun, four 45-minute family-friendly excursion train rides will be offered each day at 10:30 a.m., noon, 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m., and will be pulled by the newly restored No. 28 steam locomotive. Throughout the holiday weekend, entertainment will be provided by Congressional Gunfighters of America, with guests from “Horses of Warriors.”
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. Outlaws were indeed part of the make-up of the west, and trains were known to have been robbed 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.
Youth (6-17): $16
Children under 5: Free
Member Adults: $15
Member Youth: $9