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Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad

Fish Camp, CA, USA
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About Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad
Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad's track may only be four miles long, but their trains cover decades in that distance. Here, a duo of antique steam engines—one built in 1913, the other in 1928—tow travelers through the piney wilderness of Sierra National Forest. Along the way, guides provide a glimpse of how America's wilderness looked to the railroad companies and loggers as they worked their way westward and shipped raw materials back east. The lesson also incorporates a bit of biology, as tour-leaders will often deviate from historical discussion to talk about local wildlife or how lumberjacks evolved their ax hands. On certain evenings, the conductors extend the track tour from one-hour to three. Guests begin the evening with a barbecue dinner, then ride the train to a campfire for a sing-along. They then get back on the locomotive for an evening trip back to the modern era.
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Robert K wrote a review Oct 23
Citrus Heights, California3 contributions
Very comfortable 1 hour train ride through the trees. Good narration, during the ride, and a nice bag lunch when you get back. The store and museum were full of interest items, and they have gold panning for the kids.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Rebecca W wrote a review Oct 12
Oakhurst, California3 contributions
I absolutely l loved riding this train. Brought my 6 month old daughter with me and my fiancé and she loved it!
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Date of experience: October 2020
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TripASuperReviewer wrote a review Sep 2020
Los Angeles, California15 contributions5 helpful votes
Super fun activity to do with family near Yosemite. The conductor takes you through a beautiful ride through the forest and they stop half way in for you to stretch your legs and then you come back. Small dogs allowed, too! HIGHLY RECOMMEND
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Elva R wrote a review Sep 2020
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We had a wonderful experience. The train takes you into the deep woods and it's beautiful. There is a stop half way through so you can get off the train and walk the woods. There's a water stream that was fun to cross and get our feet wet on such a hot day.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Tom Freeburger wrote a review Sep 2020
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Rode both steam excursion train and took the rail car ride. Both excellent with Conductor Mike. On the rail car ride Mike skipped the narration we had just heard and instead we had a "train geek" discussion of the track, etc. (we are also tourist railroaders). I highly recommend this for railroad enthusiasts, history buffs, logging industry enthusiasts, nature lovers, etc. A good time fro anyone.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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