SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 17, 2015) – The California State Railroad Museum Foundation is proud
to partner with the Sacramento Convention & Visitors Bureau as an official Farm-To-Fork sponsor in
2015 in an effort to showcase the rich history and deep connection between agriculture and the
railroad. The California State Railroad Museum, the Foundation and Wells Fargo will present an
exciting and unique new offering: The Farm-To-Fork Cocktail Train on Sunday, September 27, 2015.
“Many people don’t realize that early in its history, the Sacramento Southern Railroad was primarily
used to transport pears, asparagus, celery, seeds and other agricultural products to markets from
local Delta communities,” said Cheryl Marcell, President & CEO of the California State Railroad
Museum Foundation. “Today, the Foundation in cooperation with the Museum is proud to offer
weekend excursion train rides on the same Sacramento Southern Railroad -- now in the 32nd
consecutive year – plus the all-new Farm-to-Fork Cocktail Train VIP experience.”
With one departure only on this very special evening, the all First Class Train departs from the Central
Pacific Freight Depot in Old Sacramento at 6 p.m. After crossing Capitol Mall, guests will enjoy a
leisurely ride along the Sacramento River levee as they delight in exquisite locally prepared
appetizers and beverages prepared by renowned Executive Chef Jay Veregge from Ten22
On the Farm-To-Fork Cocktail Train guests can sit back and experience what First Class was like
during the early decades of the 20th century as developed by the Southern Pacific Railroad.
Uniformed stewards provide the finest First Class service onboard two of the California State Railroad
Museum’s First Class cars: the Audubon dining car, and the French Quarter lounge car from the
1950s that served the famed Southern Pacific “Sunset Limited” service. The two eye-catching
locomotives -- Western Pacific No. 913 and Southern Pacific No. 6051 -- are classic streamlined
locomotives representative of the first generation of diesel-electric locomotives.
Space is limited on The Farm-To-Fork Cocktail Train and tickets go on sale Monday, July 20. Train
ride tickets cost $70 per person (plus a $5 per ticket service fee) and all train ride guests must be 21
or over. To purchase tickets, please visit http://www.csrmf.org/component/content/article/55-events- exhibits-train-rides/470-farm-to-fork-cocktail-train.