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November 17, 2011
Christmas trains to run at Railtown

railtown xmas.JPGRailtown 1897 State Historic Park in Jamestown (Tuolumne County) offers two Christmas-themed train excursions this year. Santa and his musical friends will accompany both 45-minute tours through the Sierra countryside.

Daytime rides feature "Roving Fiddler" Dave Rainwater. Evening rides feature caroling and entertainment by Ron Delacy, the jazz band Starlight Serenaders, Dave Rainwater and cowboy guitarist Keith Keenom.

Advanced tickets are strongly recommended as the holiday train rides are popular and sell out quickly.

What: "Santa's Starlight Express" Train Rides
Where: Railtown 1897 State Historic Park, Jamestown
When: Nov. 25 & 26, 5:30 & 7 p.m.
Cost: $24 for adults, $12 for youths ages 3-17, free for children two and under. Note: all train ride tickets include free Park admission.
For Tickets: 209-984-3953 or go to www.railtown1897.org

What: "Santa By Daylight" Train Rides
Where: Railtown 1897 State Historic Park, Jamestown
When: Nov. 25, 26 & 27 and Dec. 17 & 18. Trains run hourly 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Cost: $13 for adults, $6 for youth ages 6-17, free for children five and under. Note: all train ride tickets include free Park admission.
For Tickets: 209-984-3953 or go to www.railtown1897.org

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PHOTO CREDIT: Jamestown station at Railtown 1897 State Historic Park. 2005 Sacramento Bee photograph by Reed Parsell

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About Sac History Happenings

California and Sacramento have a long, rich, vibrant history. And our region is blessed with an abundance of historical resources maintained by museums, libraries, archives and societies. This blog aims to alert readers to the latest developments in local/state historical education and research.

Send tips concerning upcoming exhibits, tours, lectures and meetings, as well as new books, magazine articles and online collections to the blog's contributors.

The Contributors:

Michael Dolgushkin

Michael Dolgushkin is Manuscript Librarian at the California State Library History Section. He is co-author of San Francisco's California Street Cable Cars and is a frequent contributor to the California State Library Foundation Bulletin. Contact him at mdolgushkin@library.ca.gov.

Amanda Graham

Amanda Graham is a Certified Archivist working in the Sacramento Room of the Sacramento Public Library. She earned a BS in History from Southern Oregon University and a MS in Information Studies with an emphasis in archives from The University of Texas at Austin. Contact her at agraham@saclibrary.org.

Pete basofin

Pete Basofin is Director of Editorial Research at The Sacramento Bee. He previously worked at The St. Petersburg Times and Columbia (Mo.) Daily Tribune. Contact him at pbasofin@sacbee.com.

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