John Maybury: Wandering & Wondering
Patch Lays Off Hundreds With a Phone Call, Including Pacifica Editor

Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad Trip, May 31 & June 1

The Central Coast Railway Club (CCRC) operates an excursion on the Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad at Fish Camp, California (Highway 41 between Fresno and Yosemite National Park) from May 31 to June 1.

The trip includes bus transportation from Fresno to Fish Camp, a ride on the Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine tourist railway behind a genuine steam locomotive, (featuring photo runbys not normally offered), a box lunch, and return transportation to Fresno. 

Passengers can ride Amtrak’s San Joaquin train to and from Fresno (not included), and attend a Fresno Grizzlies minor league baseball game (not included). See links below for details and to purchase tickets for the excursion for $95 per person:

Golden State Rails
OR
Train Trips

Accommodations: Passengers are responsible for making their own hotel reservations. The two designated hotels are: Holiday Inn, 1055 Van Ness (closest to ballpark); La Quinta Inn Fresno/Yosemite, 2926 Tulare Street (closest to station, farthest from ballpark). Central Coast Railway Club will attempt to negotiate special rates at these hotels. Three other hotel options in the area are: Radisson Hotel & Conference Center, 2233 Ventura Street; Americas Best Value Inn, 2425 Merced Street; Super 8, 2127 Fresno Street.
   
Fresno Grizzlies baseball game (not included): Passengers also have the option of attending a Fresno Grizzlies baseball game on Saturday night. The Grizzlies are the AAA minor league affiliate of the San Francisco Giants. The Grizzlies play the Sacramento River Cats (Oakland A’s farm club). Chukchansi Park, which opened in 2002, is at the corner of Tulare and H Streets in downtown Fresno, approximately 1-1/2 blocks from the Holiday Inn, 0.6 miles from the Amtrak Station, and 0.8 miles from La Quinta. Passengers may walk to the ballpark or provide their own transportation—cabs are available at the Amtrak station. Passengers will purchase their own tickets to the baseball game. Tickets may be purchased at the box office on the day of the game or in advance at MLB. Remember, the game is May 31. Ticket prices start at $8 for the bleachers, with most seats costing between $12 and $18.

Comments

Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Working...
Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been saved. Comments are moderated and will not appear until approved by the author. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.

Working...

Post a comment

Comments are moderated, and will not appear until the author has approved them.

Your Information

(Name and email address are required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)