SACRAMENTO – Coinciding with the 42nd Annual Sacramento Music Festival happening over
Memorial Day weekend in Old Sacramento, California State Parks and the California State Railroad
Museum will celebrate the holiday by offering jazz music inside the Railroad Museum and popular train
rides behind a vintage steam locomotive. In addition, festival badge holders will receive complimentary
admission to the Railroad Museum given it is an official musical venue for the special event.
Inside the Museum, visitors will be treated to entertaining jazz musicians in the Roundhouse throughout
the holiday weekend, May 23-25, 2015. And, guests who choose to take a lovely six-mile, 45-minute
round trip excursion train ride along the levees of the Sacramento River will also be entertained on
board by talented banjo performers from the Sacramento Banjo Band.
Excursion train rides behind the vintage steam locomotive Granite Rock 10 – that was recently returned
to service -- will be offered Saturday, Sunday and Monday of the holiday weekend. Trains depart
hourly from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. all three days from the Central Pacific Railroad Freight Depot in Old
Sacramento (located on Front Street between J and K Streets). The train features a combination of
vintage closed coaches with comfortable seats, and open-air gondolas with bench style seating.
Regular admission fees apply all weekend except for Sacramento Music Festival badge holders, who
will be admitted free when they show their Festival badge. Excursion steam train ride tickets cost $12
for adults, $6 for youths (ages 6-17), are free for ages 5 and under. For passengers desiring a ride
aboard a first-class car, tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for youths and free for children 5 and under.
Excursion steam train rides tickets are available to book online in advance at www.csrmf.org or 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, please call 916-323-9280.