There is an important announcement about the Shop Tour (9-4-19, 11am) on the Registration page.
We have arranged a tour of the Southern Pacific Sacramento Locomotive Works Shops. This is where the California State Railroad Museum maintains all their equipment including the steam engines, it is a working shop. This tour is not open to the public and has only been open to CSRM Foundation members at the Trainmaster level and higher. The tour is limited to 200 spots divided into four groups, two on Tuesday and two on Wednesday (9-
Professional Photography Class at the California State Railroad Museum
Canon Live Learning will be presenting a photographers-
Double Headed Steam Train at Railtown 1897
California State Park Railtown 1897 will be running double headed all day on September 8, 2019, four trains are scheduled for that day, 10:30am, Noon, 1:30pm, and 3:00pm. The Sierra #3 and Sierra #28 will handle the duties. This is their normal operating day, open to the public. The last train of the day will feature a 25 seat Private car. One of their 80 seat coaches will be removed and the Private car will be added. Those who have attended the 39th NNGC have priority on the last train, unsold seats will be returned to Railtown for public rider ship. Railtown 1897’s hours are 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. A BBQ lunch will be provided by Kiwanis of Sonora from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, cost is $12.00, payable to the Kiwanis of Sonora.
We are providing bus transportation from and to the Hotel for the Railtown trip. The cost to ride the coach and the bus trip is $75 each, while the Private car and the bus trip is $125 each. For those who wish to drive your own vehicle to Jamestown, it is at least a 2 ¼ hour trip through the Gold Country (can take longer if you sightsee), but then the cost of the coach ride is $45 each and the Private car is $95 each. Admission to the park and all the tours are included in that price.
Roaring Camp & Big Trees Railroad Excursion
This is a Special Event at Roaring Camp on September 3, 2019. A unique experience awaits you in historic Felton, CA this September. Arrangements have been made to offer a special photo opportunity on the narrow gauge Roaring Camp & Big Trees tourist railroad, followed by a ride on the standard gauge Big Trees Railroad, all for one low ticket price! This event is timed to coincide with the 2019 National Narrow Gauge Convention.
Steam powered from the very beginning, RC&BT operates four steam engines, including three geared type logging locomotives. The 3.25 mile ride up the mountain uses 8% grades, and a switchback halfway up is even steeper! The train weaves around giant redwood trees, accurately recreating the feel of riding a log train into the woods 120 years ago.
Please visit http://www.roaringcampexcursion.com for more information and put your name on the list! No payment is needed until enough people show interest in attending.