Fillmore & Western’s mission is to preserve and offer a unique part of American heritage. Photo by Nicholas Martinez
Fillmore & Western Railway has announced two new train excursions this summer. Enjoy the “Hot August Nights – Beer, Wine & Blues Train” departing from Fillmore’s Train Depot. Then on Labor Day weekend enjoy Fillmore & Western’s “Return to Santa Paula” with 1-hour antique steam engine train rides, for the first time, out of Santa Paula’s historic train depot.
Hot August Nights is an exciting new train that offers beer tasting from Santa Clarita’s Wolf Creek Brewery and wine + hard cider tasting from Reyes Winery. Appetizers are available for pairing and can be purchased while onboard. Passengers also have the opportunity to dance & mingle on beautifully lit outdoor flatcars while a live band performs into the night. The last chance to try this popular new excursion is on Aug 24th & 25th.
Return to Santa Paula is a celebration of Fillmore & Western’s arrival back at Santa Paula’s historic 1887 Southern Pacific Railroad Depot after over a year. Thanks to the Santa Paula Chamber of Commerce the railroad will be open for business at the Santa Paula Depot and are running one hour train rides with their 1913 2-8-0 Consolidation steam engine built by Baldwin Locomotive Works. 1-hour rides will be offered 3 times a day on Sept 1st & 2nd from the Santa Paula Depot. On Sept 3rd a special vintage diesel train ride will depart from Fillmore at 8:30 am and head to Santa Paula for passengers to see their traditional Labor Day Parade or visit the Ventura County Agricultural Museum Tractor Festival.
Marketing Director & Webmaster, Josh Carsman shared that “Fillmore & Western’s mission is to preserve and offer a unique part of American heritage for all generations to enjoy. So many train adventures to choose from all year long. Its step back in time riding on vintage passenger and dining cars through the scenic Santa Clara River Valley (aka Heritage Valley). Not more then 30 – 40 minutes from Ventura on Hwy 126.”
Visit fwry.com for information or call 805-524-2546