Billy Jones Wildcat Railroad - Los Gatos, Ca.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member frivlas
N 37° 14.197 W 121° 58.458
10S E 590980 N 4121614
Quick Description: A lovingly restored 18 gage railway running through Oak Meadow Park in Los Gatos, Ca.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 8/11/2006 11:07:41 PM
Waymark Code: WMKV5
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
Views: 157

Long Description:
Billy Jones ran his original railroad in his orchard beginning in 1943. After his death in 1968, a non profit group was formed to save the railroad. It was purchased and moved to Oak Meadow Park where it has run since 1970.

The "2 Spot" steam engine, built in 1905 is the main engine typically pictured with this railway. It has since been joined by custom built diesel engines 2502 and 3502. Most of the resoration work is done in the shed on site.

FARES AND HOURS OF OPERATION

Fare is $2.00; under 2 is free with a paying adult. The train is wheelchair accessible and the disabled ride free. Group purchases of 50 tickets or more are $1.50 each and can be split up in any way (i.e. 25 on the train, 25 on the carousel). Group ticket sales are non-refundable. All times are weather permitting.

March 15 through June 14
train - open weekends 10:30 am to 4:30 pm
carousel - open weekends 10:30 am to 4:30 pm & Wed - Fri 10:30 am to 3:00 pm

June 15 through Labor Day (approximate dates - school summer vacation)
train and carousel open daily 10:30 am to 4:30 pm

Day after Labor Day through October 31
train - open weekends 10:30 am to 4:30 pm
carousel - open weekends 10:30 am to 4:30 pm & Wed - Fri 10:30 am to 3:00 pm

November 1 through March 14
train - open weekends 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
carousel - open weekends 11:00 am to 3:00 pm

If you access the train via nearby Vasona park, you will be charged for parking. If you access it via the Oak Meadow Park lot, there is a toll booth that is most often not manned. There is also free parking along University Ave above the park.
Gauge of railway: 18"

Engine Type: Diesel

Miniature Railroads Web Page: [Web Link]

Public Availability: Seasonal

Ride Fee: Yes

If Yes: $2 per person

Entrance Fee: No

If There is an Additional Fee: 0

Visit Instructions:

Provide a picture of something with the train or related to the train. Possible photos include the train itself at any location along the route, a picture of the scenery with part of the train in view, the kids borrowing the engineer’s hat or of a family member with one of the miniature r.r. crossing signs. Show us you had a good time visiting the train. If the train isn't running when you visit get a photo of one of the miniature railway related items that can be found in locations like this

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