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Railtown 1897 State Historic Park

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.

Share our history and interpret key places along the route of our weekend excursion trains, and assists our guest with safety in boarding and de-boarding. *Please note that Covid-19 guidelines are in place, where everything on board adheres to TSA transportation guidelines which includes the wearing of masks for everyone on board. Additionally, all volunteers must either show proof of vaccination or participate in regular testing.

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About Railtown 1897 State Historic Park


10501 Reservoir Rd., Jamestown, CA 95327, US

Mission Statement

The purpose of Railtown 1897 State Historic Park, in Tuolumne County, is to preserve and protect intact, an integrated complex of authentic structures and examples of the type of historic rolling stock and other railroad equipment once used by a typical short-line railroad of the late nineteenth century. The park provides the public with direct experiences of this aspect of the history of California transportation by observing historic railroading skills and operations, and by undertaking extensive steam train excursions through the Sierra Nevada foothill landscape.


Our park represent a unique opportunity for volunteers---where else can you be trained to operate a functioning historic steam excursion railway? We have many entry-level positions that, with the training we provide, you can work your way into becoming an engineer, conductor, or even restoration and maintenance specialist.

To run a railroad, however, there are many people needed in many different positions, some of which focus on good customer service. These positions include: Greeters, Car Hosts, Tour Guides, Deck Interpreters, Ticket Agents, Stationmasters, and hospitality service.

Train crews generally start off working on fire patrol, but with further training, can work as an engineer, brakeman, fireman, or even restoration specialists. If you like beautiful old trains, we will have a spot where you can help. Please help us keep this magical history of steam alive for future generations.

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10501 Reservoir Rd.JamestownJamestown, CA 95327



  • Customer Service
  • History
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Storytelling


  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Beginning in April, we need car hosts on Saturdays and Sundays to talk to our guests on excursion train cars during each run.

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