Celebrating 50 years of excursion trains, Railtown 1897 SHP and the California State Railroad Museum Foundation are pleased to welcome guests aboard the historic Sierra Railway. Ride behind a historic steam or diesel locomotive on a train trip through 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.
Important Note About Seating
To aid in social distancing, seating is sold in groups of 4 seats and is priced by the number of passengers. Please select the appropriate ticket product for your party size. For groups larger than 4 passengers, please choose groups of tickets to achieve your party size. For example, a group of 7 passengers would be 1 ticket of 4 passengers and 1 ticket of 3 passengers. Children under 5 are free, but must sit on an adult's lap or on a seat within the space allocated per group. Members and the general public may purchase up to 8 seats (2 groups of 4 passengers) per day. Should you have any questions about seating please call the Park at 209-984-3953 prior to purchase.
Railtown State Historic Park is located at 10501 Reservoir Rd, Jamestown, CA 95327. Tickets must be picked up from the Railtown Depot Store at the park. The ticket windows open 60 minutes before the first departure. Please bring photo id and your membership card if you purchased member tickets. Tickets must be picked up 20 minutes before scheduled departure. Click here for a google maps link. Trains leave promptly at scheduled departure times.
To comply with State and Local health directives all passengers over the age of 2 must wear a face covering at all times while on the grounds, in buildings and on the excursion train. Should anyone in your party have had contact in the last 14 days with someone who has a confirmed case of COVID-19, or if any member of your party is sick, please do not participate in the excursion.
Limited wheelchair and accessible seating options are available onboard. Please call Railtown State Historic Park directly to discuss your specific needs prior to purchasing tickets. 209-984-3953.
Member tickets must be picked up no later than 20 minutes prior to scheduled departure time. Should a member fail to pickup tickets, those tickets maybe voided and resold should demand exceed availability. We will do our best to accommodate members on the next available scheduled departure.
By purchasing tickets, free or paid, you agree to our photo policy which can be viewed at: https://www.californiarailroad.museum/foundation/photo-policy