SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Back by popular demand, California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum & Foundation will offer engaging and entertaining “Spookomotive” train rides in Old Sacramento every weekend in October. With VIP First Class train rides also available, “Spookomotive” trains depart hourly from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays on October 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26 & 27, 2019.
Each weekend the “Spookomotive” will have a special theme, and the experience includes exciting on-board entertainment along with a tasty Halloween treat. Train ride guests are encouraged to get in the spirit and dress up according to the fun weekly themes that include: Superheroes & Villains (October 5-6), Pirates & Princesses (October 12-13), Witches & Wizards (October 19-20) and Superheroes & Villains (October 26-27).
Staffed by a skeleton crew and whimsically decorated with spiders, cobwebs and cornstalks, the diesel-powered “Spookomotive” train ride offers a fun-filled, 45-minute, six-mile roundtrip trip along the Sacramento River. And, for “Spookomotive” excursion train ride guests who desire a VIP experience, they will enjoy themed entertainment along with the excitement of the Mad Scientist and his crew of minions. The laboratory is decorated with a display of crazy experiments fit for the Mad Scientist himself. All train ride guests will be treated to a special Halloween cookie and added refreshments are served for First Class train ride guests. “Spookomotive” train tickets cost $15 for adults, $8 for youths ages 2-17, children under age 2 ride free. First Class tickets cost $29 for adults, $19 youths (ages 2-17) and children under 2 ride free (limited VIP seating is available and online booking is recommended). Tickets are available online in advance at www.californiarailroad.museum (recommended) or at the ticket office on the day of the train ride (based on availability) located in the Central Pacific Passenger Station ticket office (Front & J Streets) in Old Sacramento State Historic Park.
For more information about “Spookomotive” train rides or the California State Railroad Museum or Foundation in general, please call 916-445-5995.
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. For more information, please visit www.californiarailroad.museum.