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Celebrating 50 Years of Making Memories

Roaring Camp Railroads has taken visitors through the Santa Cruz Mountains since 1963 and has the engines stoked to celebrate its 50th anniversary. For decades, its mother-daughter railroad team has operated two lines with trains departing daily from its historic station and re-created 1880s mill town.

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History Comes to Life at Roaring Camp

Explore heritage activities like gold panning, blacksmithing, period music, historic films in the Boxcar Theater, candle-making workshops and visits with the Town Marshal. After a scenic ride through the Santa Cruz Mountains, you can hike nearby trails lined with redwoods and then kick up your feet at the Chuckwagon Barbeque or Red Caboose for a hearty serving of Americana.

Roaring Camp’s 50th Birthday Party

If you visited Roaring Camp on April 6, you were probably singing “Happy Birthday” to Roaring Camp in this picture! Crowds were treated to a surprise on April 6, 2013 — when we celebrated our 50th Birthday Party with cake and ice cream, free train rides and Roaring Camp CEO Melani Clark, who shared the story of opening day on April 6, 1963.

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The Further You Go,
The Closer You Get.

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Celebrating 50 Years of Making Memories (CONTINUED)

Whether steaming up narrow-gauge tracks past rare groves of old-growth California redwoods or rambling along the San Lorenzo River to the bustling Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Roaring Camp Railroads invites passengers to come and celebrate its 50th anniversary with a year-round lineup of historic reenactments, music festivals, themed rides and a Silver Anniversary Celebration June 8–9, 2013.

“We’re celebrating 50 years of memories,” said Roaring Camp Railroads CEO Melani Clark. “If folks have ridden our railroad before, we want them to reconnect with it this year. If their children haven’t explored Roaring Camp, we want to wow them. And for those who have yet to take a ride with us, we want them to experience why our family decided 50 years ago to preserve this piece of history in the Santa Cruz Mountains.”

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