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New Howarth Park locomotive ready for inaugural ride

The Santa Rosa park is preparing to dedicate its new engine, C.P. Huntington Engine #392, with a ceremony and its first day around the tracks. (SANTA ROSA PARKS & RECREATION)

CRISSI LANGWELL,

There’s a new engine in town. Just over two months after Howarth Park in Santa Rosa retired its 50-year-old Engine #74, the park is preparing to celebrate the inaugural ride of its C.P. Huntington Engine #392.

This Saturday, starting at 10 a.m., the park will dedicate its newest attraction, followed by VIP rides until 11 a.m. From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., the train will open to the public for $2 rides around the track. The dedication ceremony will take place rain or shine, but all train rides are weather permitting.

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The ceremony is the official start of this year's train season, running Saturdays and Sundays (Feb. 4 - June 11), 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Find out more information at howarthpark.com.