Passing Sonora on a holiday trip I saw a "Railtown 1897" sign on the street and changed my plans immediately to visit this museum. Normally they run trains only on weekends, but due to... (more)
Sierra #2, a Lima product of 1922, rests in the roundhouse at Jamestown, CA.
Sierra #3 rests in the roundhouse at Jamestown, CA.
Bathed in soft light, the beefy profile of Sierra Railway #2 is highlighted against the backdrop of Mikado #34.
At rest in the original Sierra Railway roundhouse, surrounded by the tools that once kept her running, husky Mikado #34 awaits her turn to come back to life. For now, she sits at Railtown 1897 as... (more)
Sierra Railway No. 28 undergoes extensive rebuilding in the Railtown 1897 roundhouse.
Sierra Railway 3, a 1891 graduate of the Rogers Locomotive Works in Patterson, NJ and a 119 year veteran of the Sierra, rests inside the roundhouse in Jamestown after a day hauling tourists throug... (more)
Sierra Railway #8, a Ford Model T on a Fairbanks Morris frame from about 1922, rests inside the historic belt driven machine shop at Railtown 1897.
Stepping back in time at the Railtown 1897 State Park. Built in 1925,Baldwin 2-8-2 No. 34 rests in the roundhouse.
Stepping back in time at the Railtown 1897 State Park roundhouse. Sierra #2 a 3 truck Shay, rests in the roundhouse along with Sierra #34, a Baldwin 2-8-2, in the background.
A former military switcher now hustles tourists on the Sierra Railway
Sierra Railway 3 backs off the turntable on a nice summer morning in late May of 2014.
After a long day of running, Sierra Railway 4-6-0 #3 is slowly walked into it's stall in the 1897 wooden roundhouse.
Sierra Railway 4-6-0 #3, a 1891 graduate of the Rogers Locomotive Works in Paterson New Jersey, leads the 11 o'clock train north near Bell Mooney Road in Jamestown, California.