County Agrees to Run Tourist Train
According to a story by by Kurtis Alexander appearing on the MercuryNews.com website:
County transportation leaders agreed Thursday to run tourist trains on the Union Pacific railroad when and if they buy the 32-mile rail line.
The decision follows recent demands by the state that county officials show more of a commitment to passenger trains if they want state funding. The state is on the verge of giving the county $10.2 million for purchase of the line with money earmarked specifically for trains.The county will pursue a contract with Woodland-based Sierra Northern Railway, which is currently handling freight service for Union Pacific, to run excursion trains between Davenport and Santa Cruz within the next three years.