Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad
56001 Hwy 41, Fish Camp, CA, USA
Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad Fish Camp Reviews
Two Active Shay Engines! May 03, 2011
Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad has been a part of this area for a long time. There is a four mile loop of track that used to be used to move fallen trees to the flumes where they slid down into the valley. Now it is used strictly as a tourist stop on the road leading into Yosemite. Among several other smaller and lighter vehicles they use two very nicely maintained locomotives to make the tours. Shay #10, built by Lima Locomotive Works in Lima, OH in March 1928 for the Pickering Lumber Corp’s West Side Lumber Co. operating in Tuolumne, CA. It was the largest narrow gauge Shay built, at 81.6 tons. Also Shay #15 is used. It too was built by Lima in May 1913 for the Sierra Nevada Wood and Lumber Co. near Truckee, CA. It was later sold to the West Side Lumber Co. in Tuolomne, CA.
You can take the four mile loop for $18 per person, and it takes about a half hour. The schedule is for either every half hour or as needed. This is only available These two operational Shays are getting very rare and it is very nice to see them still running.
Also here is a nice book store, a small gold panning operation where you can pan for your own gold, and the Thornberry Museum, with a small number of historic memorabilia.
Part of the Springtime in Yosemite - Escape from Reality III travel blog
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