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Run-A-Steam Locomotive

A once in a lifetime opportunity to take the throttle of SP #2472

October 12-14, 2013

Run-A-Steam Locomotive

You’re the engineer for an exciting journey over the mainline of the Niles Canyon Railway. This is your opportunity to have your hand on the throttle and learn to operate a vintage steam locomotive and experience what railroading was like in steam days!

The Golden Gate Railroad Museum's Run-a-Locomotive program allows you to actually operate Southern Pacific 2472, the largest locomotive in any engineer program, under the supervision of a qualified Golden Gate crew. You’ll be at the controls of a vintage steam locomotive for the ultimate hands on experience in railroading!

The Run-a-locomotive program makes for a full and unique experience you won't be able to find anywhere else! The Golden Gate Railroad Museum, in conjunction with the Niles Canyon Railway, is excited to announce the opportunity of a lifetime. Take a step back in time and fulfill your childhood fantasy of running a steam locomotive with our "Run-A-Steam-Locomotive" program.

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And remember, it also makes a great gift for that special someone who though they'd done everything. Gift certificates are available. Contact us for more information

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October 2013 Session
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