Vintage Trains in Jamestown
It's another Tuolumne County - Mother Lode point of interest I'm highlighting today. This time it's Railtown 1897 Historic Park. It's vintage steam engines you'll find at Railtown 1897 and be able to ride. One of the engines is the famous Sierra No. 3. Among the many things that's cool about Sierra No. 3 is the list of movies it's been seen and used in including High Noon
with Gary Cooper, Back to the Future 3
with Michael J. Fox and Unforgiven
with Clint Eastwood and Gene Hackman. Sierra No. 3 rests and is serviced in the famous Roundhouse at Railtown 1897. My kids and I have personally taken the Roundhouse tour (at least twice) and it was fascinating to hear the engineers explain the history behind the trains and all that goes into taking care of them. You simply won't want to miss visiting Railtown 1897 when you come to Tuolumne County. It's located just west of Sonora in Jamestown, California. Visit the Railtown 1897 website
for more information.
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