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Tuesday, 13 October 2020 17:40

Yosemite Steam Train Opens for Fall

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TASTE News Service, October 14, 2020 – Due to the Creek Fire closure of the Sierra National Forest in September, the Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad was forced to cool the engines of their two antique steam locomotives.

While the entirety of Sierra National Forest remains closed temporarily, Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad has received special permission to restart operations. It’s right on time for beautiful fall weather and nature's vibrant show of color. The Railroad has announced its fall schedule as follows:

October Weekends 

All aboard, 9:30 AM, 11:00 AM, & 1:00 PM

October Weekdays

All aboard, 9:30 AM & 11:00 AM

Seasonal Event Trains with a Halloween theme are scheduled for October 29, 30 and 31.

Yosemite Steam Train PicmonkeyYosemite Steam Train passengers enjoy fall sights and scents from open air seating.

Pulling these trains will be the 84-ton locomotive they call, "The Logger,” the largest narrow gauge Shay engine ever built. Families may want to also take the kids panning for gold or visit the on-site Thornberry Museum and Toy Depot.

"We'd like to thank everyone for their patience during the Sierra National Forest closure due to the Creek Fire," says Scott McGhee, General Manager. "We hope that the firefighters responding to this incident remain safe and send our wholehearted thanks to all the first responders. Stringent safety measures enacted this summer continue to be our first priority. Best of all, we are looking forward to having fun with visitors, again!"

Editor’s note: You can check ymsprr.com for times, tickets, and details about upcoming special, spooky seasonal events.

 

About Visit Yosemite | Madera County

Formed in 1985, Visit Yosemite | Madera County's mission is to draw the millions of visitors of Yosemite National Park to the many businesses and attractions in its gateway. They invite visitors to take a journey from the Fossil Discovery Center to the Madera Wine Trail and onward into the High Sierra. Along the way, visitors can discover incredible dining, talented tradespersons, four-seasons of water sports at Bass Lake, the Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad and mighty adventures right up to the massive Giant Sequoia trees. Madera County says it is the gateway to all these attractions and more.

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