SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Interested in riding the rails along the picturesque Sacramento River? Or
maybe exploring the alluring underground is more your style. Either way, Old Sacramento State Historic
Park has just the ticket with history-rich weekend excursion train rides and crowd-favorite Old
Sacramento Underground Tours resuming on April 2 & 3, 2016.
Weekend Excursion Train Rides
California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum are proud to announce the opening of
the 33rd consecutive season of weekend excursion trains on the Sacramento Southern Railroad on
April 2 & 3 and continuing through September 2016. Each weekend, excursion train ride guests can
enjoy train rides pulled by either vintage steam locomotive Granite Rock 10 (that returned to service in
2015 after a major restoration effort) or historic diesel locomotives on periodic weekends.
Diesel or steam, excursion train ride guests delight in the sights, smells and sounds of an authentic,
historic locomotive as it rolls along the levees of the Sacramento River for a six-mile, 45-minute
roundtrip excursion. Appealing to all ages, the experience offers guests the chance to enjoy train travel
from an earlier era. The train features a combination of vintage closed coaches with comfortable seats,
open-air “gondolas” with bench style seating or VIP train ride experiences onboard one of three of the California State Railroad Museum’s first class cars (depending on the weekend): the El Dorado lounge observation car, the Audubon dining car or the French Quarter lounge car from the 1950s that served the famed Southern Pacific “Sunset Limited” service.
Excursion train ride tickets are available to book online in advance at www.csrmf.org or can be
purchased in-person starting at 10:30 a.m. the day of the train ride (based on availability) at the Central
Pacific Railroad Depot ticket office located on Front Street between J and K Streets. Excursion trains
depart from the Central Pacific Railroad Freight Depot on-the-hour from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the
weekends the trains are running.