California tourist railroad to host steam rides, seminars on railway workers

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JAMESTOWN, Calif. — California State Parks and the Railtown 1897 State Historic Park will host the third annual “Working on the Railroad — A celebration of Sierra Railway Workers” on Saturday, Sept. 17.

The annual event recognizes former Sierra Railway and Sierra Railroad workers, their descendants and family members. The event will be celebrated with interpretive sessions, photographs, and story telling.

During the event, historian Dave Connery will deliver a presentation about Chief Civil Engineer William H. Newell, while park curator Lisa DeLacy will lead a presentation that discusses a variety of occupations on the railroad. At the noon-hour, Thomas S. Bullock, grandson of the founder of the Sierra Railway, will speak about his grandfather as a businessman in the early 20th century.

Steam train rides behind Sierra No. 3 will also be available. Four total trips will depart from Railtown, including 10:30 a.m., Noon, 1:30 p.m., and 3:00 p.m., excursions.

More information is available online.

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