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Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Steam Spectacular

Saturday and Sunday, May 31-June 1, 2014.


The Central Coast Railway Club (CCRC) will operate an excursion
on the Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine RR at Fish Camp, CA

We're Now Offering a "Train Only" Fare for those wishing to drive to Fish Camp

The trip includes bus transportation from Fresno to Fish Camp, a ride on the Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine tourist railway behind a genuine steam locomotive, featuring photo runbys (not normally offered), a box lunch, and then return transportation to Fresno.

Passengers will also have the opportunity to ride Amtrak’s San Joaquin to and from Fresno (not included), and attend a Fresno Grizzlies minor league baseball game (also not included).

Schedule:

Saturday:

Passengers will travel to Fresno. They may use Amtrak’s San Joaquin, or they may drive themselves.

Those wishing to attend the baseball game should plan to arrive in Fresno prior to 5:30pm, as the game starts at 7:05pm.

For those riding the train from the north, #716 arrives at 5:20pm, and from the south, #715 arrives at 3:20pm. Those not wishing to attend the baseball game, may arrive any time Saturday, or even early Sunday morning. Train passengers from the south may also use early Train 711 on Sunday morning. Transfer to hotel will not be provided.

Sunday:

Passengers will travel by bus to Fish Camp. Bus will depart the Holiday Inn at 7:30am, Amtrak Station at 7:35am, and La Quinta Inn at 7:40am.

Enroute to Fish Camp, four one-way passes to ride in the cab of the locomotive will be raffled off. At 9am, passengers will board a special steam-powered excursion train, which will travel the entire line and feature one or more photo runbys. After return to Fish Camp, approximately 11:00, a lunch, featuring ham, turkey or veggie sandwiches, will be served. Passengers will also have plenty of time to tour the gift shop and the surrounding area, and photograph the departure of the regular train.

At 1:45pm, the bus will return to Fresno in time for #715 northbound (3:20pm) or #716 southbound (5:20pm). Bus will also drop passengers at the Holiday Inn or La Quinta if desired.

Passengers riding the train to Fresno, will purchase their own Amtrak tickets at www.amtrak.com or 800-USA-RAIL. Passengers may also drive themselves to the Fresno Amtrak station (2650 Tulare St.) for pickup.


Accommodations:

Passengers are responsible for making their own hotel
reservations. The two designated hotels are:

Holiday Inn, 1055 Van Ness (closest to ballpark).

La Quinta Inn Fresno/Yosemite, 2926 Tulare St. (closest to station, farthest from ballpark).

Radisson Hotel & Conference Center, 2233 Ventura St.


Central Coast Railway Club has negotiated special rates at these hotels. Your Discount Code will be provided with your ticket order.

Three other hotel options in the area are:

Americas Best Value Inn, 2425 Merced St.

Super 8, 2127 Fresno St.


Fresno Grizzlies baseball game (Not included): Passengers also have the option of attending a Fresno Grizzlies baseball game on Saturday night. The Grizzlies are the AAA minor league affiliate of the San Francisco Giants. The Grizzlies will be playing the Sacramento River Cats (Oakland A’s farm club). Chukchansi Park, which opened in 2002, is located at the corner of Tulare and H Streets in downtown Fresno, approximately 1-1/2 blocks from the Holiday Inn, 0.6 miles from the Amtrak Station, and 0.8 miles from La Quinta. Passengers may walk to the ballpark or provide their own transportation—cabs are available at the Amtrak station.

Passengers will purchase their own tickets to the baseball game. Tickets may be purchased at the box office on the day of the game, or in advance at
http://www.milb.com/tickets/singlegame.jsp?sid=t259

Remember, the game is May 31. Ticket prices start at $8 for the bleachers, with most seats costing between $12 and $18.


Price:

$95/person. Includes bus transportation between Fresno and Fish Camp, special steam-powered excursion train on the Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad, and lunch featuring ham, turkey or veggie sandwich.

Train Only Option:
$64/person. Includes the special steam-powered excursion train on the Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad, and lunch featuring ham, turkey or veggie sandwich.

BUY TICKETS

Purchase tickets at our ONLINE STORE

Purchase by mail at PO Box 434, Santa Clara, CA 95052-0434
(Please make checks payable to "Central Coast Railway Club")

Purchase by telephone at 408-766-4451


CONTACT US

You can email us at info@GoldenStateRails.com or call us at the above phone number


Feather River Express IV


PORTOLA RAILROAD DAYS FESTIVAL
AUGUST 8-9-10, 2014

We invite you to ride with us to Portola to join in on the fun and excitement at the 32nd annual Portola Railroad Days Festival in the beautiful Feather River Canyon of the High Sierra.

Travel onboard our private charter train made up of private rail cars.

We will be departing from Emeryville with stops to pick-up passengers in Martinez, Davis, Sacramento, and Oroville. After departing Sacramento our train swings onto the former Western Pacific Route.

This three day tour is packed full of exciting fun for the entire family and the railfans wanting the unforgettable experience of traversing the Feather River Canyon. This route is a freight only line that rarely sees a passenger train. We are offering several classes of tickets for every budget including one-ways and one-day roundtrips.

DAY 1 FRIDAY AUGUST 8: (Lunch included on board)
Depart our private charter train at Emeryville. We are scheduled to depart at 8:00AM. (Subject to change by the Railroad) You are welcome to board our excursion at Martinez, Davis or Sacramento.

DAY 2 SATURDAY AUGUST 9: The 32nd annual Portola Railroad Days Festival starts to gear up in the morning with special breakfast option offered by the Rotary Club before the Golden Spike Parade begins at 11:00AM.

DAY 3 SUNDAY AUGUST 10: (Lunch provided onboard) Our train is scheduled to depart Portola at 8:00AM for the return journey Westbound through the Feather River Canyon and back to the Bay Area. The scheduled arrival back in Emeryville is 5:30PM.

Additional details and ticket options and prices:

This excursion is operated by Trains and Travel International. Tickets purchased by way of this web site benefit the Central Coast Railway Club. Please click on the ticket below to proceed.

Thank you for supporting the Central Coast Railway Club.


The Virginia & Truckee Explorer
Domes Over Donner
October 11-13, 2014

We are pleased to be offering a repeat of last year's popular trip!

Spend the Columbus Day Weekend with us from Emeryville to Reno riding the dome cars Donner Pass and then enjoy the excitement of riding our steam charter on the Virginia & Truckee Railroad between Carson City and Virginia City plus a visit to the Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City. Our steam charter on the V&T will include several spectacular photo run-bys. You will also have time to visit historic Virginia City. Your weekend will be packed with exciting railroad and historic adventures.


Itinerary:

SATURDAY OCTOBER 11:The excitement and fun begins as you board our private railroad cars in Emeryville coupled to Amtrak's "California Zephyr" . The journey starts as the eastbound train pulls out of the station at 9:10AM. Arrival in Reno is scheduled for 4:06PM. You are welcome to board our excursion at Martinez, Davis, Sacramento, or Roseville. Those passengers boarding at Emeryville will be served a lite breakfast, juice and coffee. As we head eastbound from the Bay Area the train runs alone the water's edge of the San Francisco Bay with a breathtaking view of the Golden Gate Bridge. After a fast ride across the Sacramento Valley we start the steep climb into the High Sierra Mountains with scenic views of towering mountains, deep canyons, lakes, rivers, and remote forests. Departing Roseville we will serve you our lunch. You will see several old gold mining towns from the train as we travel over the first Transcontinental Railroad which was completed in 1869. At the summit of Donner Pass our train reaches 6,891 feet and starts down the eastern slope of the High Sierra following the Truckee River all the way to the Reno-Sparks area. Upon arrival in Reno hotel check-in at the Sands Regency Casino and Hotel which is just a short walk from the train station. The hotel will offer their shuttle service and will also transport all luggage.


SUNDAY OCTOBER 12: Depart from the Hotel at 7:30AM by charter buses for the short ride to Carson City where we will board our waiting steam charter at the Carson Eastgate Depot on the Virginia & Truckee Railroad. During the morning hours we will stage a number of photo run-bys on the lower end of the line in the Carson River Canyon which is rare trackage for many photographers. We have requested to run into the Carson River Canyon. At 10:00AM the regular steam pulled public train departs Carson Eastgate for the run up to Virginia City. We plan to follow this train up the hill and will stop to take pictures of it on the way to Virginia City. Upon arrival in Virginia City we will tour the railroad workshops. After the shop tour you will be dropped off in downtown Virginia City to explore this old historic mining town and get some lunch. During the afternoon we will visit the Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City, which has mostly Virginia & Truckee equipment including the classic McKeen railcar. Then in the late afternoon we return to the V&T Carson Eastgate station and board our steam train for a run all the way up the steep climb to Virginia City including some photo run-bys. Departure from the Carson Eastgate Station will be at 4:00PM with an arrival in Virginia City around 5:45PM We then return to our hotel in Reno arriving around 7:00pm. You will have the rest of the evening to explore downtown Reno.

MONDAY OCTOBER 13: We re board our dome cars at Reno with a scheduled departure of 8:36AM as we retrace our route over Donner Pass and across the Sacramento Valley with an arrival back in Emeryville at 4:10pm. A lunch and unlimited drinks will be served as we travel over Donner Pass.

Whats Included:

FULL TOUR INCLUDES:

FULLY ESCORTED
TWO NIGHTS LODGING
TWO STEAM CHARTERS ON THE V&T
FOUR MEALS ONBOARD THE PRIVATE RAIL CARS
ENTRANCE TO THE NEVADA STATE RAILWAY MUSEUM
TRAIN RIDE AT THE NEVADA STATE RAILWAY MUSEUM
TRANSFERS BETWEEN RENO-CARSON CITY-VIRGINIA CITY
WORKSHOP VISIT ON THE VIRGINIA & TRUCKEE RAILROAD

V&T ONLY OPTION:

TWO NIGHTS LODGING
TWO STEAM CHARTERS ON THE V&T
ENTRANCE TO THE NEVADA STATE RAILWAY MUSEUM
TRAIN RIDE AT THE NEVADA STATE RAILWAY MUSEUM
TRANSFERS BETWEEN RENO-CARSON CITY-VIRGINIA CITY
WORKSHOP VISIT ON THE VIRGINIA & TRUCKEE RAILROAD


Prices: (per person)

Full Tour Luxury Private Rail Car $695
Full Tour With Guaranteed Dome Seat Both Direcrtions $895
Single Room Supplement $95
V&T Only Option: October 12 with 2 Nights lodging $245

Purchase Tickets

Purchase tickets at our ONLINE STORE

Purchase by mail at PO Box 434, Santa Clara, CA 95052-0434
(Please make checks payable to "Central Coast Railway Club")

Purchase by telephone at 408-766-4451


CONTACT US

You can email us at info@GoldenStateRails.com or call us at the above phone number




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