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Interpretive Handcar Program

4th, 5th and 6th grades only

Railroad safety presentation and actual experience of pumping a handcar 200 yards on Railroad Museum tracks.  Students learn about the trials, tribulations and hardships associated with the heavy labor done by railroad workers. 

Experience a 1/8-mile ride down the rails and back again, being pulled by a Fairmont Speeder. This program is designed to provide students with a safe experience while operating the most basic railroad equipment.

Wear tennis shoes.

Reservation required and must be made at least 7 days in advance with Reserve America at

Group Size
10 person minimum with a maximum of 45.

Adult Supervision
1 adult for every 10 students

West of Railroad museum, near the river North of Passenger station. 
Front and "J" Streets, Old Sacramento.

City parking lot, under I-5, enter from I street under the freeway. City parking charges apply.

$150 flat fee paid by cash or check made payable to CSRM; Please bring payment with you on the day of visit.