Photo Essay: Railtown 1897

Railtown 1897
Railtown 1897

The theme of this week's posts was my Memorial Weekend trip to California Gold Country. Here are some of my best photos from our afternoon spent at Railtown 1897 Historic State Park:

The rusting engine in front of the park. 

Railtown 1897 Engine 2
Railtown 1897 Engine 2

A steam engine in repair. 

Railtown 1897 Engine 34
Railtown 1897 Engine 34

Steam engine No. 34

Railtown 1897 Rail Cab
Railtown 1897 Rail Cab

Early 20th century steam rail cab

Railtown 1897 Hetch Hetchy
Railtown 1897 Hetch Hetchy

The Hetch-Hetchy speeder

Railtown 1897 Fire Speeder
Railtown 1897 Fire Speeder

The fire brigade speeder following us on our trip

Railtown 1897 Roundhouse
Railtown 1897 Roundhouse

Getting ready to bring the speeder into the Roundhouse

Railtown 1897 Hair Cut BW
Railtown 1897 Hair Cut BW

Who doesn't need a free beer while getting a hair cut?

Jamestown Shovel Art BW
Jamestown Shovel Art BW

Shovel art!