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For Immediate Release

October 10, 2023




Megan Villapudua, 916-801-3175

California State Railroad Museum Foundation


SACRAMENTO, Calif.—California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum and Foundation are pleased to announce the rail repair project is near completion and “Track or Treat” excursion train rides will take place at the Old Sacramento Waterfront over the course of three “fangtastic” weekends this fall: October 14-15, 21-22, and 28-29. With wonderful yet wacky coach or VIP First Class train rides available, “Track or Treat” excursion trains are pulled by a historic diesel locomotive and depart at 10 a.m. 11:15 a.m., 1 p.m., 2:15 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.


A dedicated skeleton crew and spirited train car attendants will keep the party going for 45fun-filledminutes. Plus, before and after each train departure, riders will enjoy exclusive access to the Passenger Station where they can participate in spirited games, activities, and photo ops. Also, train riders are encouraged to dress to impress along with weekly themes: October 14-15 -- Fantasy and Fairytales; October 21-22 – Movie Mayhem (favorite movie/TV characters); and October 28-29 – Classic Halloween.


And, for those wishing for a VIP First Class train ride experience, a Magical Mad Scientist and his crew of minions are up to the terrific task. An on-board laboratory is decorated with a display of crazy experiments fit for the mad Doctor himself, and his tricks and illusions will leave guests of all ages in awe. Of course, First Class guests will receive onboard refreshments, non-stop fun, and excellent service.


All “Track or Treat” excursion train rides depart from the Central Pacific Railroad Freight Depot on Front Street between J and K streets, and cost $29 for adults, $19 for youths ages 3-17, and children ages 2 and under are free. First Class tickets cost $39 for adults, $29 for youths ages 3-17, and children ages 2 and under are free. Limited VIP seating is available and online booking is recommended. Tickets are available online in advance (recommended) or at the ticket office on the day of the train ride (based on availability).


To purchase “Track or Treat” excursion train ride tickets or for more information about the California State Railroad Museum or Foundation in general, please visit

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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. For more information, please visit