Even before the weekend excursion train season officially kicks off on April 7 & 8, 2018, California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum & Foundation are proud to offer Tuesday Train Rides on the Sacramento Southern Railroad that began today. As an expansion of the well-established weekend train ride program and popular among local school groups, Tuesday Train Rides will be offered to the public on nine additional Tuesdays, including on February 27, March 6, 13, 20 & 27 and April 3, 10, 17 & 24. Two train ride times will be available at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on the scheduled Tuesdays when the trains are running.
Tuesday Train Rides allow weekday guests to delight in the sights, smells and sounds of an authentic and historic working locomotive as it rolls along the levees of the Sacramento River. Appealing to all ages, the experience offers guests with the chance to relax and enjoy train travel from an earlier era. Passengers 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.
All excursion trains depart from the Central Pacific Railroad Freight Depot in Old Sacramento (on Front Street between J and K Streets). These Tuesday train ride tickets cost $12 for adults, $6 for youths (ages 6-17) and are free for children ages 5 and under. Weekday train ride tickets are only available in-person on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 10:30 a.m. the day of the train ride at the Sacramento Southern Railroad ticket office located at the Freight Depot until April 7 when it relocates to the adjacent Central Pacific Passenger Station at Front & J Streets. For more information, call 916-323-9280 or visit www.californiarailroad.museum
California State Parks Mission
To provide for the health, inspiration and education of the people of California by helping to preserve the state’s extraordinary biological diversity, protecting its most valued natural and cultural resources, and creating opportunities for high quality outdoor recreation.
About the California State Railroad Museum Foundation
The mission of the California State Railroad Museum Foundation (CSRMF) is to generate revenue and awareness on behalf of its destinations, while supporting the preservation, interpretation and promotion of our railroad heritage. The Foundation provides funding for ongoing support of numerous programs, both at the museum's Old Sacramento location and at the historic park in Jamestown, Calif. The Foundation and its board of directors is currently laying groundwork for a future California Railroad Technology Museum capital campaign proposed as part of the downtown Sacramento railyard development project. For more information, please visit www.californiarailroad.museum