SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 3, 2015) – 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 The California State Railroad Museum connection between agriculture and the railroad.
To celebrate Farm-To-Fork in rail-related style, the Railroad Museum & Foundation are offering a series of special activities for the community to experience and enjoy. They will have a special booth at the free Farm-To-Fork festival on Saturday, September 26 where children can participate in a fun fruit crate label activity and create a keepsake to take home. Also that weekend, the Foundation is coordinating a free Bartlett pear giveaway – courtesy of David J. Elliott & Son, Stillwater Orchard in Courtland -- to all guests who take a ride on the Museum’s excursion train in Old Sacramento. Excursion trains depart hourly from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.* and cost $12 for adults, $6 for youths (ages 6-17), and ages five and under ride free.
While sold out, the Foundation is also offering a new Farm-To-Fork Cocktail Train
experience on Sunday, September 27 where ticketed 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 three of the California State Railroad Museum’s First Class cars: the El Dorado
lounge observation car, the Audubon dining car, and the French Quarter lounge car from
the 1950s that served the famed Southern Pacific “Sunset Limited” service. The Cocktail
Train will be pulled by two eye-catching locomotives -- Western Pacific No. 913 and
Southern Pacific No. 6051 – that are classic streamlined locomotives representative of the
first generation of diesel-electric locomotives.
For more information about the Foundation or to purchase advance excursion train ride
tickets, please call 916-445-5995 or visit www.csrmf.org