What: "Diesel Days!"
Where: California State Railroad Museum, Old Sacramento State Historic Park
Excursion trains depart from the Central Pacific Railroad Freight Depot
(On Front Street between J and K Streets)
When: April 19-20, May 17-18, June 14-15 (Father's Day Weekend), July 19-20, August 23-24 and September 20-21, 2014
Time: Weekend excursion train rides depart hourly from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Museum is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Cost: Regular train rides*: $10 adults; $5 youths ages 6-17; free for children ages 5 and under
VIP El Dorado*: $20 adults; $15 youth; free for children ages 5 and under
*online bookings include a small per-ticket service fee
For More:916-323-9280, 916-322-8485 (for booking the entire El Dorado for a regularly scheduled train ride) or www.csrmf.org
On one weekend each month from April thru September, California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum are offering special train rides on the Sacramento Southern Railroad featuring two visually-exciting and gracefully-styled diesel locomotives. Especially when these eye-catching diesels are in operation, guests of all ages will enjoy taking a memorable and relaxing weekend excursion train ride that is reminiscent of train travel from an earlier era. Those aboard are treated to a six-mile, 45-minute roundtrip excursion along the levees of the Sacramento River. The train features a combination of vintage closed coaches with comfortable seats and open-air "gondolas" with bench style seating. Excursion train ride tickets are available to book online in advance at www.csrmf.org or can be purchased in-person starting at 10:30 a.m. the day of the train ride (based on availability) at the Sacramento Southern Railroad ticket office located on Front Street between J and K Streets.