The Irvine Park Railroad has unveiled a new electric locomotive for its popular train. Pulling bright green cars on a 10-minute ride through Irvine Regional Park, the black and gray locomotive has a battery that is replenished at the station after each loop by a charger installed on the tracks. Rides on the one-third-scale train are $6 per person. The railroad is open seven days a week.
The new electric locomotive replaces a propane-powered locomotive that had been in operation for nearly 30 years, according to the Orange County Register. Irvine Regional Park is considered California’s first regional park and dates back 126 years. A miniature railroad first opened in the park in the 1930s, according to OC Park officials.