SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Offered as an expansion of the well-established weekday train ride program
for local school groups, California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum are once
again offering excursion train rides to the general public on 12 pre-determined Tuesdays in Spring
2016. Tuesday Train Rides are available on the following dates: February 23, March 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29,
April 5, 12, 19 & 26 and May 3 & 10. Two train ride times will be available at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on the
scheduled Tuesdays when the trains are running.
Excursion train rides are normally available on weekends and some holidays (once the season officially
starts in April) but now weekday guests can also delight in the sights, smells and sounds of an
authentic, working locomotive as it rolls along the levees of the Sacramento River. Appealing to all
ages, the experience offers guests with the chance to relax and enjoy train travel from an earlier era.
Passengers are treated to a six-mile, 45-minute roundtrip excursion along the levees of the Sacramento
River. The train features a combination of vintage closed coaches with comfortable seats and open-air
“gondolas” with bench style seating.
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 youths (ages 6-17) and are free for
children ages 5 and under. Weekday train ride tickets are only available in-person on a first-come, first-
served basis starting 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 or visit www.csrmf.org