Stolen train used for children's carnivals found in Walnut Creek

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. (KGO) -- A train used for children's carnivals has been found in Walnut Creek after it was stolen in Pleasant Hill.

The train was found near Boulevard Circle and I-680 this morning. It is fully intact, but there is damage to the trailer that it was housed in, according to the owner of the train.

The train was stored inside a trailer, which was also stolen from a parking lot overnight Saturday, or on Sunday morning.

The electric train has been used at events all over the Bay Area, including carnivals, school events, and art and wine festivals.

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It was rented out for the Bayview-Hunter's Point Summer Festival Sunday, but when the owners went to pick it up it was gone.

"Why would you take a train that brings pleasure to thousands of kids? What's in it for you? You can't really sell it? It kind of sticks out if you try to drive it anywhere. It only goes 10 miles an hour," Fun and Game Experts owner Eric Sossamon said.

The show still did go on at the Bayview carnival. A vendor donated this smaller train for the event. It only fits about half the people - but visitors say they enjoyed the ride. They were shocked to learn the larger train was stolen and said "shame on you" to whoever is responsible.
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