Traditional rooms provide the comfort of a city hotel in the heart of the beautiful national park. The yosemite valley railroad yvrr was a shortline railroad operating from 1907 to 1945 in the state of california, mostly following the merced river from merced to yosemite national park, carrying a mixture of passenger and freight traffic. Yosemite valley railroad company, organization proposing the restoration of the railroad to yosemite. Passing through the arid climate of san fernandino river valley, lush and sprawling farm country outside merced and reaching the gateway to yosemite national park, the yv was once home to some of the most important rail communities to californias newly established economy. When i told him i was researching the yosemite valley railroad, he suggested we explore the merced river canyon just outside the park, the. This is a soft cover book about the yosemite valley railroad. Yosemite valley lodge in yosemite national park ca.
Stressfree travel to yosemite on amtrak my yosemite park. Short line to paradise 1962 yosemite valley railroad. Though several publications have explored aspects of this line, a comprehensive and profusely illustrated book has long been needed. California united states yosemite national park, ca. Yosemite valley lodge discover yosemite national park. Though several publications have explored aspects of this line, a comprehensive and profusely illustrated book. After buying a book and reading about the fantastic logging history on the railroad i became hooked and wanted to. Mar 31, 2018 bob worked as a brakeman on the yosemite valley railroad back in 1942. A railroad through the merced river canyon from merced was the answer to the challenging terrain. Oclcs webjunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus. Yosemite valley railroad, california images of rail.
After buying a book and reading about the fantastic logging history on the railroad i became hooked and wanted to recreate it. Each room is surrounded by gorgeous yosemite flora, is in view of incredible mountains, and is a short walk away from the yosemite falls or merced river. The park encompasses just under 748,000 acres of granite cliffs, groves of giant sequoias, waterfalls, streams, and diverse plant and animal life. Frequently asked questions about yosemite valley railroad. Johannes reimers, landscape gardener for the santa fe railroad, has written the following interesting article for the stockton mail descriptive of a trip to yosemite valley over the new railroad out of merced. Yosemite valley lodge is a favorite choice for families and large groups. Yosemite mountain sugar pine railroad fish camp, ca. The 364page book has over 400 photos, including 43 spectacular.
Famous for its plunging cataracts and massive granite formations, this unparalleled parkland attracts more than four million visitors each yearwith good reason. Short line to paradise 1962 yosemite valley railroad history great pictures. Amtrak in las vegas leaves from 500 railroad ave at lincoln, and in yosemite valley trains arrive at yosemite valley visitors center and 2. Your ticket includes a ride on the amtrak thruway bus from downtown san francisco to the emeryville train station. Yosemite valley can be reached from the west, south or east via highways 120 west, 140, 41 or 120 via tioga pass. Few railroads in the united states traverse as many unique landscapes as californias yosemite valley railway. From around october through march, this is a bus tour. Yosemite valley railroad yvrr a fascinating history of. Railroads of the yosemite valley by hank johnston and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. The tioga pass drive through tuolumne meadows from the east side is normally closed from sometime in the fall through mid to late may due to snowfall. This program has excerpts of that interview combined with vintage photos and. Its an essential reference book for every rail fan and yosemite visitor. Yosemite valley railroad collection on display at mariposa.
Valley floor tour is a twohour tour of yosemite valley that operates all year. Jun 10, 2017 ho scale dcc layout tour yosemite valley railroad with jack burgess yvrr. Plus, a small number of popular family rooms and bunk rooms give families a little extra space. Traffic is an ongoing issue with yosemite valley during the tourist season. Among the bestknown of californias many short lines was the yosemite valley railroad. Old vintage 1920s yosemite valley railroad 300 mile. Daily there are 3 amtrak schedules to yosemite valley. Yosemite valley railroad by leroy radanovich overdrive.
Yosemite valley railroad by leroy radanovich arcadia publishing. Yosemite valley lodge is a hub for activities and a convenient center. Climbing in yosemite valley, yosemite national park. Yosemite valley railroad by leroy radanovich arcadia. Although glacially carved valleys with similar features exist elsewhere in the world, none can compete with what legendary naturalist john muir called incomparable valley. Working on the yosemite valley railroad introduction by jack. Yosemite valley yosemite national park 2020 all you. Here is some of the information that this book mentions. Bob worked as a brakeman on the yosemite valley railroad back in 1942. Most visitors head directly to yosemite valley, a 4,000foot1,220meter. Building a yosemite valley railroad log train james. California state railroad museum foundation makes no warranties, expressed or implied, and hereby disclaims and negates all. A very good book on this subject is railroads of the yosemite valley by hank johnston. Railroads of the yosemite valley is possibly his finest work.
The logging inclines were awesome and many remnants remain if you want to explore. Discover delightful childrens books with prime book box, a subscription that delivers new books every 1, 2, or 3 months new customers receive 15% off your. From approximately april through october, this is an openair tram tour weather permitting. The yosemite valley railroad was constructed as a badly needed conveyance to yosemite valley in the days before the automobile. Ho scale dcc layout tour yosemite valley railroad with.
History of the railway which ran between merced, california and yosemite valley from 1905 to 1945. Designated a national park in 1890, yosemite national park is the third oldest. Trains to yosemite my book on the yosemite valley railroad, trains to yosemite, was published in late 2004. The lodge is located directly across from yosemite falls and offers recently remodeled traditional rooms. Pdf railroads of the yosemite valley download full pdf. The ahwahnee hotel formerly majestic yosemite hotel is the standard in luxury for yosemite national park lodging. Reliable information about the coronavirus covid19 is available from the world health organization current situation, international travel. From 1906 to 1944, the yosemite valley railroad went through the merced river canyon for many purposes. You can drive into and around yosemite valley all year. Las vegas, nm to yosemite valley train amtrak tickets. Short line to paradise 1962 yosemite valley railroad history. The 364page book has over 400 photos, including 43 spectacular color photos taken by yv fan al rose in the early 1940s while the railroad was still in operation. It includes a short history of the railroad, a listing of structures and equipment which still remain 60 years after its abandonment, an interesting comparison of locations on the railroad back then and today, a tour following the yv. Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets.
Dec 23, 20 whilst spending some time traveling around yosemite national park in ca, and the surrounding areas i came across the merced river and then discovered the yosemite valley railroad that used to run along its banks. The yosemite valley railroad, the merced canyon route to the yosemite national park, and partake memories of a short railroad, but very proud, that transported presidents, kings, emperors, queens, royalty, dignitaries, and citizens to the gates of the yosemite valley in the heart of the sierra nevada mountains of california. The yosemite mountain sugar pine railroad is a funfilled excursion for the entire family, located only 10 minutes from the southern entrance of yosemite national park off of highway 41. Biennial report of the commissioners to manage the yosemite valley and the mariposa big tree grove. Yosemite national park, located in eastern california, is one of the most visited national parks in the united states. However, formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study. No train goes all the way from san francisco to yosemite, but your amtrak ticket provides you stressfree, seamless bus and train transportation into the heart of the yosemite valley. The yosemite valley of jack burgess is as close as you can get to having a time machine that will transport you back to august of 1939. Numerous and frequentlyupdated resource results are available from this search. A town long considered the doorstep to the natural wonders of the park. Sorry, there are no tours or activities available to book online for the dates you selected. View all attractions near yosemite valley railroad on tripadvisor. Yosemite valley railroad, historical website about the old yosemite valley railroad yvrr yosemite valley railroad, historical website about the old yosemite valley railroad yvrr and book.
Visitation to yosemite had been small, and the federal government wished to introduce the new park system to the public. Building a yosemite valley railroad log train james train. Yosemite valley railroad, california images of rail series. The yosemite valley railroad carried met the mainline trains and carried vacationers to the huge hotel del portal, one of the largest national park hotels. Yosemite national park hotels, activities, attractions. This is a reprint of the intriguing story of four shortl. Working on the yosemite valley railroad introduction by. According to henry benders draft for the section about the yosemite valley railroad in his future california depots book, the snelling depot was sold to charles schwartzler of snelling in 1945. History this section is devoted to providing a historical overview of the real yosemite valley railroad. Contrary to the name of the railroad, rail service did not extend to yosemite valley itself, but rather ended at the park boundary as the construction of. A free public showing will be held from noon to 4 p.
Whilst spending some time traveling around yosemite national park in ca, and the surrounding areas i came across the merced river and then discovered the yosemite valley railroad that used to run along its banks. Contrary to the name of the railroad, rail service did not extend to yosemite valley itself, but. Ho scale dcc layout tour yosemite valley railroad with jack. Enjoy fine dining and a handcrafted cocktail under the tall log archways of the grand dining room where views of half dome, glacier point, and yosemite falls will take your breath away. Ho scale dcc layout tour yosemite valley railroad with jack burgess yvrr. Yosemite valley railroad ebook by leroy radanovich. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading yosemite valley railroad images of rail. Arch rock on stage road to yosemite national park, reached. The yosemite valley railroad yvrr was a shortline railroad operating from 1907 to 1945 in. I consider hutchings scenes of wonder and curiosity 1860 the first, as it has detailed directions and travel advice, was advertised as a guidebook, and latter edtions had the subtitle tourists guide book. Jack is a stickler for historical accuracy not only as it relates to railroad equipment, but to life in general. Nearly the size of rhode island and covering more than 1,100 square miles284,899 hectares, yosemite national park dazzles with unforgettable natural beauty. An incredible collection of yosemite valley railroad memorabilia is on exhibit for a limited time at the mariposa museum and history center.
Highways 41, 140, and 120 from the west provide access all year, although tire chains may be required from october or november through. Yosemite valley railroad by leroy radanovich, hardcover. Yosemite valley railroad in g scale, jamestown, ca. Great book to have if you love railroads and their role in yosemite. Railroads of the yosemite valley california state railroad. This geologic marvel, a 4,000foot1,220meterdeep trough lined by towering cliffs and glacially sculpted, polished rock, is the prized jewel of yosemite national park. Then take your seat on the logger steam train for an excursion narrated by the conductor.432 161 902 1237 873 1007 1497 812 866 336 232 203 1485 502 381 452 1249 1216 1384 581 164 109 979 1217 704 902 746 469 295 1004 911 213 151 376 969 96 976 1322