California State Railroad Museum -- 7th Annual National Train Day!
Park: California State Railroad Museum
What: 7th Annual National Train Day!
Where: California State Railroad Museum
Old Sacramento State Historic Park
Date: Saturday, May 10, 2014
Time: Museum hours - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
“Marvels of the Midway” performances – 11 a.m., noon, 2 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m.
City of Sacramento special presentation – 1 p.m.
Weekend excursion train rides -- departing hourly from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Cost: Museum admission: $10 adults; $5 youths ages 6-17; free for children ages 5 and under
Weekend excursion train rides: $10 adults; $5 youths ages 6-17; free for children ages 5 and under (first class tickets are $20 for adults & $15 for youths)
For More:916-323-9280, www.csrmf.org or www.nationaltrainday.com
Celebrate National Train Day at the California State Railroad Museum! Visitors to the Railroad Museum will experience an abundance of visually-enticing locomotives on display, hands-on activities and more. Inside the Museum, tours of a modern-day Amtrak California passenger car will be available for Museum guests to experience what train travel is like today, while also exploring decades of rail transportation history that literally transformed America. Additionally, Museum visitors can enjoy interactive hand car rides and visit educational booths offered by Amtrak, Caltrans Division of Rail, City of Sacramento, California High-Speed Rail Authority and California Operation Lifesaver (complete with a popular interactive simulator). Plus, guests can enjoy entertaining “Rock the Rails” performances by the energetic folk and Americana band “Marvels of the Midway” and a special presentation by the City of Sacramento about the rehabilitation of the 1926 Sacramento Valley Station building. Outside the Museum, three brightly colored, sleek and streamline-styled cab unit diesel locomotives – the Western Pacific 913, Southern Pacific “Daylight” 6051 and the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe “Warbonnet” 347A will be on public display near the Central Pacific Passenger Station in a nose-staggered formation to provide a unique backdrop for memorable photographs. In addition, a beautiful and brilliantly painted, modified and fully-equipped 1931 Model A railroad fire truck along with a bright yellow Union Pacific Caboose will also be on special display. Weekend excursion trains will also be running as usual on National Train Day. Don’t miss the rail-related fun!
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