“Childrens attraction in Orinda, CA”
The Redwood Valley Railway is a gauge miniature railway in Tilden Regional Park near Berkeley, California. It was established in 1952 by Erich Thomsen, and has expanded to 1.25 miles of track and over 160,000 passengers a year.The railroad uses 5" scale model live steam locomotives. Rides last approximately 12 minutes. As of September 2011, tickets for adults and children are $3 (children under 2 years old ride free). A five-ride ticket costs $12.Operation scheduleThe Redwood Valley Railway operates Saturday and Sunday from 11 am to 6 pm year-round .During the summer the railway operates 7 days a week from 11 am to 5 pm weekdays and 11 am to 6 pm weekends.Special eventsThe first full weekend in June is the Anniversary Meet, which is open to the public from 11 to 6. Most of the RVRY's locomotives are under steam, and often visiting locomotives and rolling stock appear for the occasion.Locomotives The Number 2- An 0-4-0 Gasoline-Hydraulic locomotive "Juniper" The Number 4- A 2-4-2 Columbia "Laurel" The Number 5- A 4-4-0 American "Fern" The Number 7- A 2-6-2 Prairie "Oak" The Number 11- A 4-6-0 Ten-Wheeler "Sequoia"Rolling stockThe Redwood Valley Railway maintains a dozen or so wooden gondolas, built similar to those found on 36" narrow-gauge lines in the American West. The gondolas, equipped with seating for up to eight adults, are the mainstay passenger rolling stock for this operation. The RVRY also owns three stock cars which have been specifically built to carry passengers as well. These are often favorites with small children, although a full-sized adult can comfortably fit inside.
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Redwood Valley Railway
- Sun, Sat: 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
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