As an expansion of the weekday train ride program for local school groups, the California State Railroad Museum offers excursion train rides to the general public on select Tuesdays. Two train ride times will be available at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. on the scheduled Tuesdays when the trains are running.
All excursion trains depart from the Central Pacific Railroad Freight Depot in Old Sacramento (on Front Street between J and K Streets). Tickets cost $12 for adults, $6 for youth (ages 6-17) and free for children ages 5 and under. Weekday train ride tickets are only available in person on a first-come, first-served basis at 10:30 a.m. the day of the train ride at the Sacramento Southern Railroad ticket office. For more information, call (916) 323-9280.