Biggest News Since the Gold Rush
TEN DAYS — JUNE 18-27, 1999

Red Barn Productions proudly presented the entertainment & living history program for Railfair '99, one of the largest and most elaborate railroad festivals in the world, taking place in Old Sacramento, California. Visiting locomotives and railroad cars, train rides, live entertainment and performances, unique and colorful exhibits, children's activities, and living history demonstrations made this an event for the whole family. The California State Railroad Museum celebrated the many ways railroads have helped transform California from a distant, mythical land into one of the most diverse and productive regions on earth.

Railfair '99 told the story of 170 years of growth, progress, and westward expansion. It celebrated the many ways in which railroads have shaped our lives, our economy, and our culture. It used the railroad--its workers, equipment, music, experiences, and heritage--as a way to understand who we are as a people and what is so special about the Golden State. As past Railfairs at the California State Railroad Museum--in both 1981 and 1991--this was a celebration that history and technology enthusiasts everywhere didn't want to miss!

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