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Park Trains : Railroads

Park train railroads in the U.S., sorted by state. These park trains are currently operational and open to the public. For sites about trains no longer running, see the Park Train category. Park trains are small gauge trains running in amusement parks, city parks and other public areas. Park trains usually have gauges larger than 7-1/2" but smaller than 3 feet. 12", 15", 18" and 30" gauges are common.

There are 89 links in this category

California - Adventure City
Anaheim, CA - (Click on rides, then "express train" to view the train.) This special train was built in 1938 and was the main attraction of Hobby City for almost 25 years before Adventure City was built in 1994. After extending its rails, the "Adventure City Express" now gives guests a full-circle tour of the park. Of course, no train station would be complete without conductor calls over the loud speaker and "Chattanooga- Choo-Choo" playing in the background.

This train appears to be a Hurlbutt 2-4-2, in any case it's a very nice classic park train.

Info: URL: http://www.adventurecity.com (Added: 28-Feb-2003)
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California - B. A. D. (Becky And Dave's) Great Northern Railroad
Northern CA - The B.A.D. is a private 15" gauge live steam railroad ... Lots of photos, over 3/4 mile 12lb rail, All Railroad buffs welcome to stop by and take a look or a ride if circumstances allow. We are also now well into building our 5" scale Forney Steam locomotive.
Info: URL: http://www.dochemp.com/bigtrains.html (Added: 18-Oct-1998)
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California - Billy Jones Wildcat Railroad
Los Gatos, CA - The BJWRR has been in operation at Oak Meadow Park and Vasona Park in Los Gatos, California since 1970 and attracts over 100,000 riders a year. The railroad operates from a corner of Oak Meadow Park, passes over Los Gatos Creek on a bridge made from a Southern Pacific 89 foot piggy back flat car, and on through the adjacent Vasona park in Los Gatos California. The ride is over 1 mile long and includes a scenic view of Los Gatos Creek and Vasona Park.

The Billy Jones Wildcat Railroad, Inc. is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization that was founded in 1968. Both the railroad and W.E. Mason Carousel exist as a legacy of Billy Jones and as a means to preserve history and educate the public. All proceeds and donations go to perpetuating the railroad and carousel, as well as maintaining our ability to provide educational and entertaining recreation for persons of all ages.

Info: URL: http://bjwrr.org/ (Added: 1-Jan-2001)
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California - Calico Ghost Town
Yermo, CA - Calico Odessa Railroad. Take an historical tour on a train similar to those used in early mining. Calico is an old West mining town that has been around since 1881 during the largest silver strike in California. With its 500 mines, Calico produced over $20 million in silver ore over a 12-year span. When silver lost its value in the mid-1890's, Calico lost its population. The miner's packed up, loaded their mules and moved away abandoning the town that once gave them a good living. It became a "ghost town."

Walter Knott purchased Calico in the 1950's architecturally restoring all but the five original buildings to look as they did in the 1880's. Calico received State Historical Landmark 782 and in 2005 was proclaimed by then Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to be California's Silver Rush Ghost Town.

Today Calico is part of the San Bernardino County Regional Parks system visited by people from around the country and all over the world.

Info: URL: http://cms.sbcounty.gov/parks/Parks/CalicoGhostTown.aspx (Added: 28-Feb-2003)
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California - Castle Park
Riverside, CA - Climb aboard one of our Two Trains and tour the park. Our small train was "retired" to Castle Park after having given more than 32 million people rides at Knotts Berry Farm. Along the way you will see many original antiques such as 18th Century wagons, authentic mining equipment, monitors used in the gold rush days, even a wagon from Belgium.
Info: URL: https://www.castlepark.com/things-to-do/attractions (Added: 16-Nov-2000)
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California - Cover's Apple Ranch
Tuolumne CA - New Steam Train: We are pleased to announce that Ken Keagy has built a new rail rode at Cover's Apple Ranch in Tuolumne, CA There are two tunnels, and it goes across the spillway of a lake. The train is running on Saturdays from 11:30 to 5:00. The trains are scale models of the old trains from our area. The fare is $2.00. We also have school tours and the train runs for them.
Info: URL: http://www.coversappleranch.com (Added: 25-Oct-2002)
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California - Descanso, Alpine & Pacific Railway
Alpina, CA - The Descanso, Alpine & Pacific Railway is Alpine's only operating two foot gauge railway. The railroad operates on Sunday from 1 to 3pm for public rides.

The Descanso, Alpine & Pacific Railway consists of about a quarter mile of two foot gauge track on the north side of Alpine Heights. The railroad serves; Shade Depot, El Pozo and High Pass, where a 112 foot long wood trestle is located. The main motive power is an original 1935 Brookville Locomotive from the Carthage Crushed Limestone Company. The rolling stock ranges from original mining cars to homebuilt cabooses and riding cars. The DAPR gives free rides to the public from 1 to 3pm on Sundays or other days by appointment for groups or birthday parties.

Info: URL: https://www.facebook.com/descansoalpinepacificrailway (Added: 3-Apr-2014)
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California - Disneyland Railroad
Anaheim, CA - Celebrate Americana—and all things red, white and blue—as you steam away on a vintage train for a full circle tour of Disneyland Park

Embark on a relaxing 18-minute, 1.2-mile scenic tour onboard an authentic steam-powered train.

Listen to the clamor of the engine, the chug of the wheels and the call of the whistle as you travel aboard the Disneyland Railroad! Offering convenient stops at New Orleans Square, Tomorrowland, Mickey’s Toontown and Main Street, U.S.A., it's the perfect way to preview the magic at Disneyland Park and take in the picturesque scenery.

The Disneyland Railroad is also a handy way to get around quickly and easily. And because the trains are scheduled to arrive every 5 to 10 minutes at most times throughout the day, you’ll have just enough time to take in all the sights at your station before you board!

Blast from the Past
There are 5 meticulously restored, working narrow-gauge trains you can ride. Each includes 4 sets of passenger cars and has been named after a careful selection of locomotive legends. The lone exception is the Ward Kimball, which was named after the Disney Animator who fostered Walt Disney’s passion for the railway.

This is pretty much the gold standard for park trains, with authentic 3 foot gauge steam locomotives in immaculate condition.

Info: URL: https://disneyland.disney.go.com/attractions/disneyland/disneyland-railroad/ (Added: 20-May-2001)
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California - Folsom Valley Railway
Folsom, CA - Folsom Valley Railway has been in continuous operation since 1970. It is the only 12 inch gauge railroad remaining in the United States, and only one of seven miniature scale replica steam-powered railroads in public operation.

The Railway operates one of two scale authentic miniature steam engines on a 3/4 mile of track. The open car round trip ride lasts approximately 10 minutes.

Info: URL: http://www.folsomvalleyrailway.com/ (Added: 3-Apr-2014)
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California - Griffith Park Southern Railroad
Los Angeles, CA - Open every day of the year, except for Christmas Day, the Griffith Park Train Rides are one of Los Angeles's most fun and affordable family attractions.

At Griffith Park and Southern Railroad you travel over one mile of track, across a bridge, through a forest and the Old Western Town. You can also try our classic simulator ride Kid Coaster - fun for all ages.

At Travel Town Railroad, you travel around the Travel Town Museum two times. After riding our miniature train, you can explore dozens of old time railroad locomotives and cars.

Info: URL: http://www.griffithparktrainrides.com/ (Added: 17-Jul-2000)
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