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Interpretive Handcar Program

Welcome to the Interpretive Handcar Program

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

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

4th, 5th and 6th grades only

Wear tennis shoes. Program will be presented rain or shine.

Group Size
10 person minimum with a maximum of 45.

Adult Supervision
1 adult for every 10 students

Location Outside
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.

Fees -- This Program must be paid for in advance
$150 flat fee paid by cash or check made payable in advance to CSRMF.

If you are unable to keep your reservation please call 916-323-9274. Groups cancelling 24 hours prior to visit will receive full refund of total fees paid less $25.00 processing fee.  No shows and cancellations made less than 24 hours prior to program will forfeit all fees paid.