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October 18, 2005 > SPCRR Haunted Railroad 2005

SPCRR Haunted Railroad 2005

by Barbara Culp

Climb aboard the SPCRR narrow gauge railroad for a frightfully fun ride through the dark forests of Ardenwood Historic Farm. The entire family will enjoy a ghoulishly fun ride to nowhere and back on the haunted rails of the SPCRR's Ghost Train. It is a narrated ride into a spooky (but not too spooky) forest of Halloween whimsy. The ride is geared for families and is a fun community event.

It is also the single largest fundraiser the SPCRR does and all funds raised at this event are used for expansion and restoration of railroad equipment from the 1870s and 1880s. The Society for the Preservation of Carter Railroad Resources (SPCRR), located at Ardenwood Historic Farm in Fremont, is a 501(c)(3) museum dedicated to the conservation, restoration, and interpretation of 19th California Narrow Gauge railroading as exemplified by the South Pacific Coast Railroad and the Carter Brothers Car Builders. We have 1-1/2 miles of track and operate a recreation of the original SPCRR's Centerville Branch at Ardenwood - We use draft horses to pull a picnic car on scheduled runs through farm fields and Eucalyptus groves.

Dates: October 21 and 22, 28 and 29 from 7 to 9:30 p,m. and October 23 and 30 from 7 to 9:00 p.m. Trains depart every 30 minutes.

Prices are $5 adults, $3 children (3-12 years) and free for children two and under. We are wheelchair accessible.

If you are interested in group reservations, being a sponsor of our event, or volunteering (we need people!), please call our information line at toll-free 1-866-417-7277. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) and directions are available on our website at

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