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California State Railroad Museum

111 I St., Sacramento, CA

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1-(916)-323-9280

Website:
csrmf.org

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Weekend Excursion Train Rides

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Presenting the only train ride experience behind an authentic, historic locomotive in the Sacramento area, California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum & Foundation are proud to offer history-rich weekend excursion trains on the Sacramento Southern Railroad that begin on April 7 & 8, 2018. Each weekend through September 2018, guests can enjoy relaxing and memorable excursion train rides along the picturesque Sacramento River and waterfront pulled by either a vintage steam locomotive or a historic diesel locomotive depending on the weekend.??Diesel or steam, excursion train ride guests delight in the sights, smells and sounds of an authentic, historic locomotive as it rolls along the levees of the Sacramento River for a six-mile, 45-minute roundtrip excursion. Appealing to all ages, the experience offers guests the chance to enjoy train travel from an earlier era. The train features a combination of vintage closed coaches with comfortable seats, open-air “gondolas” with bench style seating or VIP train ride experiences onboard one of three of the California State Railroad Museum’s first class cars (depending on the weekend): the El Dorado lounge observation car, the Audubon dining car or the French Quarter lounge car from the 1950s that served the famed Southern Pacific “Sunset Limited” service. ?Excursion train ride tickets are available to book online in advance at www.californiarailroad.museum or can be purchased in-person starting at 10:30 a.m. the day of the train ride (based on availability) at the Central Pacific Railroad Depot ticket office that will be relocated to the Central Pacific Passenger Station (Front & J Streets) in Old Sacramento State Historic Park. Excursion trains depart from the adjacent Central Pacific Railroad Freight Depot (on Front between J & K Streets) on-the-hour from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the weekends the trains are running.? Regular excursion train tickets cost $12 for adults, $6 for youths (ages 6-17), and ages five and under ride free. For passengers desiring a first class train ride experience, tickets cost $24 for adults, $16 for youths and are free for children five and under. First class train tickets often sell out early so guests are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance. Groups interested in reserving the entire VIP car for a regularly scheduled ride need to do so in advance by calling 916-445-5995. If summer temperatures reach 100 degrees or higher, trains may be cancelled for the remainder of that day.  For more information about the weekend excursion train rides or the California State Railroad Museum in general, please call 916-323-9280.

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• Sun 5/27/18 at 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Off the Clock: Sports Clubs of the Southern Pacific

Museum

California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum present a timely exhibit, “Off the Clock: Sports Clubs of the Southern Pacific.” The playful new exhibit is focused on the wide variety of sports clubs, teams and athletic competitions that many Southern Pacific employees participated in during evenings and on weekends in the early to mid-1900s. In fact, many “off the clock” workers from the Sacramento Shops – now known as the historic railyards – formed intramural teams to compete with one another or against traveling teams and clubs sponsored by the railroad. In addition to photos, posters and articles, the exhibit also includes a number of athletic artifacts, such as a bow and arrows, track shoes and a wool bathing suit, all from the 1920s. Much of the interpretive information for the exhibit is based on sports highlights and tidbits included in The Southern Pacific Bulletin that was published monthly and distributed free to active and retired Southern Pacific employees from 1920 to 1990. “Off the Clock” can be seen in the museum’s lobby.

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• Thu 11/3/16 - Fri 6/1/18 at 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Weekend Excursion Train Rides

Community Event

Presenting the only train ride experience behind an authentic, historic locomotive in the Sacramento area, California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum & Foundation are proud to offer history-rich weekend excursion trains on the Sacramento Southern Railroad that begin on April 7 & 8, 2018. Each weekend through September 2018, guests can enjoy relaxing and memorable excursion train rides along the picturesque Sacramento River and waterfront pulled by either a vintage steam locomotive or a historic diesel locomotive depending on the weekend.??Diesel or steam, excursion train ride guests delight in the sights, smells and sounds of an authentic, historic locomotive as it rolls along the levees of the Sacramento River for a six-mile, 45-minute roundtrip excursion. Appealing to all ages, the experience offers guests the chance to enjoy train travel from an earlier era. The train features a combination of vintage closed coaches with comfortable seats, open-air “gondolas” with bench style seating or VIP train ride experiences onboard one of three of the California State Railroad Museum’s first class cars (depending on the weekend): the El Dorado lounge observation car, the Audubon dining car or the French Quarter lounge car from the 1950s that served the famed Southern Pacific “Sunset Limited” service. ?Excursion train ride tickets are available to book online in advance at www.californiarailroad.museum or can be purchased in-person starting at 10:30 a.m. the day of the train ride (based on availability) at the Central Pacific Railroad Depot ticket office that will be relocated to the Central Pacific Passenger Station (Front & J Streets) in Old Sacramento State Historic Park. Excursion trains depart from the adjacent Central Pacific Railroad Freight Depot (on Front between J & K Streets) on-the-hour from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the weekends the trains are running.? Regular excursion train tickets cost $12 for adults, $6 for youths (ages 6-17), and ages five and under ride free. For passengers desiring a first class train ride experience, tickets cost $24 for adults, $16 for youths and are free for children five and under. First class train tickets often sell out early so guests are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance. Groups interested in reserving the entire VIP car for a regularly scheduled ride need to do so in advance by calling 916-445-5995. If summer temperatures reach 100 degrees or higher, trains may be cancelled for the remainder of that day.  For more information about the weekend excursion train rides or the California State Railroad Museum in general, please call 916-323-9280.

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• Sat 6/2/18 at 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
• Sun 6/3/18 at 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
• Sat 6/9/18 at 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
• Sun 6/10/18 at 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
• Sat 6/16/18 at 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
• Sun 6/17/18 at 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

BIG Weekend of Small Trains

Community Event

This family-favorite small train extravaganza showcases a magical assortment of trains, hundreds of feet of track and an array of buildings and accessories. Local organizations and individual enthusiasts will set up shop in the Museum, filling the Roundhouse with model and toy train layouts of every description. All kinds of locamotives pull pretend passengers and scaled-down shipments through all kinds of scenery.

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• Sat 6/16/18 - Sun 6/17/18 at 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Weekend Excursion Train Rides

Community Event

Presenting the only train ride experience behind an authentic, historic locomotive in the Sacramento area, California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum & Foundation are proud to offer history-rich weekend excursion trains on the Sacramento Southern Railroad that begin on April 7 & 8, 2018. Each weekend through September 2018, guests can enjoy relaxing and memorable excursion train rides along the picturesque Sacramento River and waterfront pulled by either a vintage steam locomotive or a historic diesel locomotive depending on the weekend.??Diesel or steam, excursion train ride guests delight in the sights, smells and sounds of an authentic, historic locomotive as it rolls along the levees of the Sacramento River for a six-mile, 45-minute roundtrip excursion. Appealing to all ages, the experience offers guests the chance to enjoy train travel from an earlier era. The train features a combination of vintage closed coaches with comfortable seats, open-air “gondolas” with bench style seating or VIP train ride experiences onboard one of three of the California State Railroad Museum’s first class cars (depending on the weekend): the El Dorado lounge observation car, the Audubon dining car or the French Quarter lounge car from the 1950s that served the famed Southern Pacific “Sunset Limited” service. ?Excursion train ride tickets are available to book online in advance at www.californiarailroad.museum or can be purchased in-person starting at 10:30 a.m. the day of the train ride (based on availability) at the Central Pacific Railroad Depot ticket office that will be relocated to the Central Pacific Passenger Station (Front & J Streets) in Old Sacramento State Historic Park. Excursion trains depart from the adjacent Central Pacific Railroad Freight Depot (on Front between J & K Streets) on-the-hour from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the weekends the trains are running.? Regular excursion train tickets cost $12 for adults, $6 for youths (ages 6-17), and ages five and under ride free. For passengers desiring a first class train ride experience, tickets cost $24 for adults, $16 for youths and are free for children five and under. First class train tickets often sell out early so guests are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance. Groups interested in reserving the entire VIP car for a regularly scheduled ride need to do so in advance by calling 916-445-5995. If summer temperatures reach 100 degrees or higher, trains may be cancelled for the remainder of that day.  For more information about the weekend excursion train rides or the California State Railroad Museum in general, please call 916-323-9280.

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• Sat 6/23/18 at 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
• Sun 6/24/18 at 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
• Sat 6/30/18 at 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
• Sun 7/1/18 at 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
• Sat 7/7/18 at 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
• Sun 7/8/18 at 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
• Sat 7/14/18 at 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
• Sun 7/15/18 at 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
• Sat 7/21/18 at 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
• Sun 7/22/18 at 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
• Sat 7/28/18 at 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
• Sun 7/29/18 at 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
• Sat 8/4/18 at 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
• Sun 8/5/18 at 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
• Sat 8/11/18 at 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
• Sun 8/12/18 at 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
• Sat 8/18/18 at 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
• Sun 8/19/18 at 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
• Sat 8/25/18 at 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
• Sun 8/26/18 at 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
• Sat 9/1/18 at 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
• Sun 9/2/18 at 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
• Sat 9/8/18 at 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
• Sun 9/9/18 at 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
• Sat 9/15/18 at 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
• Sun 9/16/18 at 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
• Sat 9/22/18 at 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
• Sun 9/23/18 at 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Death Valley Scotty's Race for Glory Exhibit

Community Event

The exhibit relates the suspenseful and thrilling story of Death Valley Scotty’s record-breaking, high speed trip from Los Angeles to Chicago in 1905. As a dramatic centerpiece to this interpretive and inspiring exhibit, a massive steam locomotive used during the feat – Santa Fe’s No. 1010 – will be on public display in the roundhouse through the end of September.

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• Fri 5/18/18 - Sun 9/30/18 at 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM