Dunsmuir, California is a historic train town that celebrates Railroad Days annually. This year’s event is taking place June 11-13 at the Dunsmuir Amtrak Station. We are excited that Dunsmuir is wanting to increase awareness of the Coast Starlight this year. RailPAC and Coast Starlight Communities Network will have materials displayed. Amtrak is supplying Coast Starlight timetables and route guides, kid’s conductors hats, system maps and posters.
Feather River Railroad Society and the Portola Railroad Museum will be participating and they will be bringing their historic cars and locomotives to Dunsmuir. Union Pacific’s Mini train will also be here along with Speeder cars for the public to ride. A Railroad Days button for $1 will be required for access to train related events in the railyard.
There will also be a parade, “little engineer” contest and other children’s activities. Food and Music will also be available. Railroad vendors as well as craft vendors will be showing their wares.
Events are subject to change
Friday, June 11: 5 – 9 PM: Meet The Trains event, live music, limited vendor activity on Sacramento Ave.
Saturday, June 12 7 AM – 10 PM: Rotary Club breakfast, River Run, public viewing of vintage trains at railyard, railroad display room at the depot, model trains in various locations downtown and at the depot, mini-train rides, kids’ fishing derby and activities at Children’s Park, parade, live entertainment, food and craft booths on Sacramento Ave. and Upper Pine. Train related events require $1 Railroad Days Button for access – Button good for all days.
Sunday, June 13 10 AM – 6 PM: All train-related events continue from previous day. Kids’ activities at Children’s Park. Gospel program (10-12 noon), followed by more live entertainment (12 noon – 6 PM). Food and craft booths on Sacramento Ave. and Upper Pine.
RailPAC and the Coast Starlight Communities Network would like to thank the Dunsmuir Railroad Depot Historical Society for making it possible for our materials to be on display at the Dunsmuir Amtrak station throughout the year.