28 2-8-0 Sierra Railroad, Jamestown, California In 1979, The Crocker Association, which was the sole owner of the railroad at that time, closed Rail Town and put both the Sierra Railroad and the Jamestown complex with equipment up for sale separately. The Sierra had numerous branches off the mainline, including one that went deep into Yosemite National Park. As it leaves Oakdale the Sierra begins its … 759 2-8-4 Steamtown Foundation, Bellows Falls, Vermont (Ex-Nickle Plate) B2 No. 3, named the Stanislaus, is back home at Railtown 1897 State Historic Park after an absence of well over 40 years. 3 is a Rogers 4-6-0 "Ten Wheeler" mixed traffic steam locomotive.No. Twenty-eight miles of rail, from West Sacramento to Woodland, through working farms and a wildlife preserve. This decade has been very busy for the Sierra Railroad. Sold to California Western as #41, scrapped in 1950, Sold to Davis-Johnson Lumber Co., scrapped in 1939, Sold to Howard Terminal Railway as #6 (rebuilt as 2-6-2T), now owned by the Pacific Locomotive Association, undergoing restoration as 2-6-2 configuration as built, Sold to Tidewater Southern, April 1940, renumbered 132; scrapped in 1955. Date: 17 September 2011. The track to the left is the lead into Jamestown Depot, Freight Shed and the engine facility. The merged company kept the Sierra Railroad Company name, but the newly expanded freight division was named Sierra Northern Railway. The Sierra Railway, now known as Railtown 1897 State Historic Park, and a part of the California State Railroad Museum, still operates the historic steam locomotives, rolling stock, roundhouse, depot, and steam train rides. Filming; Press Releases; Photographs ; Videos; Newsletter. With its superb scenery, the railroad was singled out by movie producers from around the world as a preferred location for filming. In 1937, the Sierra Railway was sold at a public auction to the new Sierra Railroad Company, and the debts of the original company were settled. In Oakdale the Sierra interchanges with the SP and ATSF. In 1980, the Sierra Railroad was sold to Silverfoot Inc., and in 1982 the California Department of Parks and Recreation purchased the Jamestown facilities and reopened the site as Railtown 1897 State Historic Park. Learn how and when to remove this template message, List of heritage railroads in the United States, Santa Cruz, Big Trees and Pacific Railway, California Trolley and Railroad Corporation, Roaring Camp & Big Trees Narrow Gauge Railroad, List of United States railroads by political division, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Sierra_Railroad&oldid=975468720, Articles lacking in-text citations from November 2009, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Sold/Transferred to West Side Lumber Company as Mill Switcher, Only used during construction of the railroad, Sold to Lassen Lumber & Box, scrapped in 1940, Known as the "Movie Star Locomotive" for its roles in many films and television shows, Sold to Pickering Lumber as #14 and scrapped in 1938, Sold to Hawaii Consolidated (converted to a 2-6-2), scrapped in 1947, Sold to Atlas-Olympia, later converted to a stationary boiler and scrapped in 1937, Sold to Standard Lumber Company as #8, resold to West Side Lumber Co., scrapped in 1947, Sold to Hofius Stell & Equipment, resold to Walville Lumber Co. then to Diamond Match Co. scrapped in 1942, Sold to United Commercial Company, resold to Pickering Lumber Co., resold to Verdi Lumber Co. then to Clover Valley Lumber Co., scrapped in 1952, Sold to Pickering Lumber Co., now owned by the Pacific Locomotive Association, stored serviceable. The portion of the former Sierra Railway conveyed by the railroad's historic owners, the Crocker Family, to the California State Park System are with "Sierra Railway", which preserves the original operating name of the entire line and is headquartered at Railtown 1897 State Historic Park in Jamestown, California. 51. #36 was placed behind 22 freight c It offers visitors self-guided tours. In 1995, the railroad had its third owner when it was purchased by a group led by Mike Hart. Prior to departing Oakdale, steam locomotives must ventrue out on to SP trackage and obtain water from the water tower located across the tracks from the SP depot. Filming Location Matching "Sierra Railroad, Jamestown, California, USA" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending) View Mode: Compact | Detailed.