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Hillcrest Farms Hillcrest & Wahtoke Railroad 3/10/2013

by Chris Guenzler

We arrived at the Hillcrest Farms and we saw the train boarding so we went straight to the ticket area, bought our tickets and then boarded the train.

The Water Tower at the Hillcrest & Wahtoke Railroad.

The view from the Hillcrest station. After a safety talk the trip started.

We headed for the first curve on this railroad.

A view looking towards the engine house.

The trees in bloom.

Future Christmas Trees.

The train is heading to the engine house.

The train is entering the engine house.

The train crossed the access road.

Trees in bloom in these pictures.

Christmas Trees.

Future concrete blocks waiting use.

The coaling tower.

Future line to the planned tunnel.

Curving into the trees.

More Christmas Trees.

The train took a curve to reach Camelback Junction.

The Camelback Junction sign.

More Christmas Trees.

More trees in bloom.

The train took the southwest curve on this railroad.

The train came to the little trestle.

The train going between the trees.

Let the vineyards be fruitful.

The train took the south reversing curve.

The Arm and Hammer sign.

Still on the south reversing curve.

The Convention Sign.

Finishing up the south reverse curve.

Building on the farm.

Crossing another trestle.

Looking down on the future tunnel track.

The train crossed another trestle.

The train took a curve.

This switch is for the future tunnel line.

Trees in bloom.

The track to the future tunnel line.

Trees in bloom.

The other leg of the wye to the future tunnel line.

Running back into the trees.

Baby Christmas Trees.

Back into the trees.

The Horseshoe sign.

Trees in bloom.

Yard Limit sign.

Running through the yard.

Switches in the yard.

Trees in bloom.

Taking the curve at the access road crossing.

The train crossed the future exit road.

The train has returned to the station.

Engine 13.

Passenger car.

H &W RR Cattle Car 301.

Glenwood Southpark & Pacific Caboose 0305. Here is the information of when they run.

Open seasonally with train running on the weekends

From 10 am to 5 PM

Blossom Trail: First 3 weekend in March
Reedley Railfeast: 3rd Weekend in March
Pumpkin Patch: Open the last 3-4 weekend of October
Christmas Season: Opens Saturday after Thanksgiving
Pajama Christmas Night Train: Weekends before Christmas

Available for Train Birthday Parties by Appointment


Try to come out and ride this unique railroad.

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