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News Release

For Immediate Release: 5/28/2015

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Amtrak Train Days Make a Stop at the Railroad Museum Offering FREE Admission All Weekend -- June 6-7


Paul Hammond

California State Railroad Museum or


Cheryl Meyer

California State Railroad Museum Foundation



SACRAMENTO, Calif.  – All aboard for rail-related fun!  In a partnership with Amtrak, California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum are proud to present a special Amtrak Train Days event at the railroad museum – that includes free admission all weekend -- on June 6 & 7, 2015.

Taking the place of National Train Day, this expanded and free two-day event is one of many happening across the country, all designed to celebrate the love of trains through a traveling, community-centric experience under the new name of Amtrak Train Days. 

In addition to exploring North America’s most popular rail museum, visitors to the California State Railroad Museum during Amtrak Train Days will enjoy viewing a variety of special trains on display including the Amtrak Exhibit Train, a fun and interactive Chuggington Kids Depot, specialty merchandise, and much more.  Amtrak will also showcase a Reasons to Ride the Train exhibit -- a dynamic experience that allows attendees to see, hear, and feel the benefits of train travel through interactive elements and informative graphics.

Visitors to Old Sacramento State Historic Park will also have the opportunity to enjoy excursion train rides behind the vintage steam locomotive Granite Rock No.10 that weekend on-the-hour from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (regular train ride ticket prices apply). Regular excursion train tickets cost $12 for adults, $6 for youths (ages 6-17), and ages five and under ride free.  Train ride tickets are available to book online in advance at 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 Streets. 

For more information about the California State Railroad Museum, please call 916-323-9280 or visit  For additional dates and details about the nationwide Exhibit Train Tour, please visit    


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