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Plan your Trip to Feltons Roaring Camp Railroads

July 29, 2012  by: rekhas  Points: 12   Category: Travel & Places  Earning $0.15   Views: 626

Do you like the Train in Harry Potter Movies? Do steam engines catch your attention? The Roaring Camp Railroads will live up to your imagination. Board the Redwood forest steam train and experience it.


We see steam trains and narrow gauge lines in hill stations in India. These trains take us all the way up to the hill station. Of course, people who want to save time often take the road route and prefer to drive up to the hill station. Even in US, steam trains are quite popular. If you live near San Francisco, Bay area or Santa Cruz in California, you can actually ride the steam train. Yes, this article is about the Roaring Camp Railroads.

What is Roaring Camp Railroads?

Roaring Camp Railroads is the name of the steam train station in Felton, California. It is over 70 miles from bay area and San Francisco. From Santa Cruz, it is just a 6-7 miles drive. There are two regular trains at the Roaring Camp Railroads. One is the Santa Cruz beach train and the other is the Redwood forest train that goes all the way up to the Bear Mountain.

You can take the Santa Cruz beach train either from Santa Cruz or from Felton. Even if you miss the train at Santa Cruz, you can take another train from Felton on the same day or the next day. Just make a call to the customer service and explain why you missed the trip. They will let you use the ticket for the next available trip without any extra cost.

How to Buy Tickets for Roaring Camp Railroads

You can buy your tickets for the steam train ride or the Santa Cruz beach train online. Simply log into their website and check their schedules. Pick the one that suits your time and make your purchase online. You can also call and make you booking. They will ask for your name, number of tickets needed and you can pay using your debit or credit card. You will need to reach the place 30 minutes prior to the boarding time.

Activities at Roaring Camp Railroads

In Felton, the train station has a picnic area, outdoor barbecue and live music. They also have a general store and café. You can buy souvenirs and train tickets at the General Store. There is a town Marshall Office, face painting and vintage dress store. You can wear the vintage attire and take a photograph. The whole place takes you back to old American cowboy movies.

You can buy snacks like burgers, hot dogs, fries and soft drinks at the café. The ice cream store here sells a small variety of soft serves and ice creams. Thus, you see, the Roaring Camp Railroads is a good way to beat the heat in California.

Special Evens at the Roaring Camp Railroads

This place is ideal for office parties, team outings, birthday celebrations and even weddings. You can call and inquire in case you plan to throw a party at the Roaring Camp Railroads. They offer catering and decorations for your party.

Apart from that you can also check for special trains and holiday events. The Roaring Camp Railroads have special trains for Halloween, Christmas and other days. You can also try their dinner trip which includes dance and music. All this is for less than $40.

The redwood steam train goes up to the Bear Mountain and back to the train station at Felton. The trip lasts more than an hour and you will even have time to explore the mountain as the train stops there for 15 minutes. You can take pictures near the engine and the redwood trees. It can get a little chilly up the mountain. Hence, carry a small coat or a shawl to keep warm. Wear flat footwear as you will walk on uneven surface when you get down the train. You can wear casuals and remember to carry a good sunscreen lotion. So, what are you waiting for? Go ahead and explore the Roaring Camp Railroads this weekend!


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