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Railtown 1897 offers Harvest Haunt Express
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JAMESTOWN — Railtown 1897 State Historic Park (SHP) is again offering the crowd-pleasing “Harvest Haunt Express” train rides on four upcoming consecutive weekends: Oct. 8-9, Oct. 15-16, Oct. 22-23 and Oct. 29-30.

Staffed by a “skeleton crew,” the popular train rides take place aboard an excursion train that departs on-the-hour from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. On Saturdays, the excursion train will be pulled by Sierra No. 3 (the “Movie Star Locomotive”) and on Sundays by a vintage diesel locomotive.

To kick off the month of “Harvest Haunt Express” train rides, family-friendly entertainment, caboose tours, velocipede bike rides for kids, free pumpkins for those taking a train ride, and live music will be offered to the public all day on Saturday, Oct. 8. Visitors on that Saturday will also enjoy special performances by Cactus Bob and Prairie Flower from noon to 3 p.m. Families are encouraged to spend the day at Railtown 1897 SHP and enjoy the picnic facilities on the sprawling roundhouse lawn.

Tickets for “Harvest Haunt Express” train rides (which include Park admission) are $13 adults, $6 youths ages 6-17, ages 5 and under are free. To make advance online reservations to ride behind Sierra No. 3, visit or call (209) 984-3953 for more information.