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Railtown 1897
Railtown 1897 State Historic Park, Jamestown, California

Railtown 1897 has some very recognizable steam locomotives, rolling stock, and trackside views because it has been featured in more than 200 movies and televison series. It consists of a roundhouse and workshops, a railyard with storage for entire trains, and several miles of track for the Sierra Railway excursions and movies.

Railtown originated as a narrow gauge lumber railway operated by the West Side Lumber Company in nearby Tuolumne, and was active until the 1960's, last of its kind the west. It is now overseen by the California Railway Museum and runs excursion trains as well as contracting for movie production.


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Excursion Train at Railtown 1897

Excursion Train at Railtown 1897

Excursion train at the Sierra Railway depot

Railtown 1897 State Historic Park, California

Date photographed: June 29, 2012
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Locomotives in the Roundhouse at Railtown 1897

Locomotives in the Roundhouse at Railtown 1897

Sierra Railway locomotives stored in the roundhouse

Railtown 1897 State Historic Park, California

Date photographed: June 29, 2012
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Locomotives in the Roundhouse at Railtown 1897

Locomotives in the Roundhouse at Railtown 1897

Famous movie locomotives in the Sierra Railway roundhouse

Railtown 1897 State Historic Park, California

Date photographed: June 29, 2012
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Turntable and Roundhouse at Railtown 1897

Turntable and Roundhouse at Railtown 1897

Turntable and Sierra Railway roundhouse

Railtown 1897 State Historic Park, California

Date photographed: June 29, 2012
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Turntable and Roundhouse at Railtown 1897

Turntable and Roundhouse at Railtown 1897

Locomotives inside and outside the Sierra Railway roundhouse

Railtown 1897 State Historic Park, California

Date photographed: June 29, 2012
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Machine Shop at Railton 1897

Machine Shop at Railton 1897

Machine shop in the Sierra Railway roundhouse

Railtown 1897 State Historic Park, California

Date photographed: June 29, 2012
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Turntable and Mechanics Warehouse at Railtown 1897

Turntable and Mechanics Warehouse at Railtown 1897

Sierra Railway turntable and the master mechanics warehouse

Railtown 1897 State Historic Park, California

Date photographed: June 29, 2012
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Blacksmith Shop at Railtown 1897

Blacksmith Shop at Railtown 1897

In the Sierra Railway blacksmith shop

Railtown 1897 State Historic Park, California

Date photographed: June 29, 2012
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