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June 13, 2017 > Katie Train steams into town

Katie Train steams into town

Submitted By The Railroad Museum

The Railroad Museum at Ardenwood is holding our once-a-year celebration of Katie, our little green locomotive. Designed for children ages 6 and under, the event will be held Saturday, June 17. Ride the Katie Train to Deer Park and enjoy special train-theme activities: build a wooden train set, create a town with our wooden blocks, play engineer and run a locomotive around the wooden train layout, toss beanbags into gondola cars, blow bazillions of bubbles on the lawn, read train books and enjoy a storytime at our Train Library. Toddle through the Toot-A-Loo Tunnels, color a picture of Katie, and pose for a picture with our wooden cutout of Katie. Be sure to bring your camera!

Ardenwood Historic Farm is also planning special activities including Walk With A Goat, Rope Making and Hay Hoisting, We All Scream For Ice Cream, Victorian Games, and Animal Feeding. Descriptions of these activities can be found at (click on the date and look for the time/activity title). Ardenwood has a lot of room where kids can run around and just be kids. DonÕt forget to visit the baby animals!

You can also tour the beautiful Patterson House Museum with tours conducted by docents in 19th century costumes. There will be a special tour for the public including tots (children ages 6 years and under) at 11:30 a.m. Regular house tours for ages 7 years and older are held at 12 p.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3 p.m. Tour space is limited.

The Farmyard Cafˇ will be open for food and drinks. There is a new menu this year, and you will want to try everything. They even have train-theme treats! Bring your own picnic if you prefer.

Safety First: To participate in activities children must be supervised by an adult. Activities are outdoors so donÕt forget hats and sunscreen for everyone.

All tickets are available at the entrance; cash and credit cards accepted. Katie Train tickets are $5 for ages 2 and up (under 2 free) and include all-day train rides and all train-theme activities. Katie Train Activity Day tickets and Patterson House tickets ($3) are a separate fee in addition to the Ardenwood admission fee: $3 adults and seniors (18+), $2 children (4-17), and under 4 are free. Purchase tickets for the Katie Train/Activities and house tour at the entrance.

The Railroad Museum at Ardenwood operated by SPCRR (Society for the Preservation of Carter Railroad Resources) is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to collecting, preserving, and restoring narrow-gauge railroad cars built by Carter Brothers in Newark, CA, in the 1800s.

For more information, call (510) 544-2797, go to (click on Katie Day Event), or visit (click on Events).

Katie Train Activities Day
Saturday, Jun 17
10:00 a.m. Ð 3:30 p.m.
Ardenwood Historic Farm
34600 Ardenwood Blvd, Fremont
(510) 544-2797
Ardenwood admission: $3 adults & seniors (18+), $2 children (4-17), under 4 free
Katie Train/Activities: $5 ages 2 and up, under 2 free
House tour: $3
Free parking

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