Rail­town Rolling Out ‘Movie Star Lo­co­mo­tive’

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JAMESTOWN — Rail­town 1897 State Historic Park plans to treat dads and grand­dads ex­tra spe­cial this Fa­ther’s Day — Sun­day, June 17 — by pulling out the fa­mous “Movie Star Lo­co­mo­tive” Sierra No. 3 ® for ex­cur­sion train rides ( reg­u­lar ticket prices ap­ply).

In­ter­ested guests can en­joy a re­lax­ing six- mile, 45- minute round trip ride along the rails of the fa­mous “Movie Rail­road.”

In ad­di­tion to the memorable ex­cur­sion train rides, there are lots of fun, in­ter­ac­tive and in­ter­pre­tive- re­lated ac­tiv­i­ties hap­pen­ing at the Park, in­clud­ing:

The De­pot Store, historic Round­house & Shops, In­ter­pre­tive Cen­ter and grounds are open from 9: 30 a. m. to 4: 30 p. m. with guided tours avail­able;

Hands on His­tory boxes on the deck where vol­un­teers con­duct “show and tell” ac­tiv­i­ties and al­low vis­i­tors to touch and learn about riv­et­ing, rail­road sig­nal­ing, track lay­ing and more;

Wooden ca­boose vis­its where guests can climb aboard a classic to get a sense of what it was like to be a brake­man on the rail­road;

Be­hind- the- scenes lo­co­mo­tive cab rides are avail­able ( for an ad­di­tional fee) to get an up- close look at a historic lo­co­mo­tive in- ac­tion and ex­pe­ri­ence rail­road­ing in a new way;

Fam­i­lies are en­cour­aged to bring a pic­nic lunch to en­joy on- site on the sprawl­ing Round­house lawn.

With reg­u­lar ex­cur­sion train ride de­par­tures at 10: 30 a. m., noon, 1: 30 p. m. and 3 p. m. on Fa­ther’s Day Sun­day, capacity is lim­ited and vis­i­tors are en­cour­aged to ar­rive early. Train ride tick­ets are $ 15 for adults, $ 10 for youths ages 6- 17 and kids five and un­der are free. Park ad­mis­sion costs are $ 5 for adults, $ 3 for youths ages 6- 17 and free for chil­dren five and un­der. Plus, lim­ited be­hind- the- scenes cab rides are avail­able for noon and 1: 30 p. m. de­par­tures, cost $ 50 for steam, and ad­vance reser­va­tions are rec­om­mended. All train ride tick­ets in­clude Park ad­mis­sion and are avail­able for ad­vance pur­chase at www. rail­town1897. org as well as at the ticket win­dow be­gin­ning at 10 a. m. on the day of the ride ( based on avail­abil­ity).

The “Movie Star Lo­co­mo­tive”

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