SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Back by popular demand, California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum & Foundation will once again offer engaging and entertaining Spookomotive train rides for three weekends beginning in mid-October. With VIP First Class train rides also available, Spookomotive trains operate hourly from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays beginning the weekend of October 14-15 and continuing on October 21-22 and October 28-29, 2017. Each operating weekend the Spookomotive will have a special theme, and the experience includes exciting on board entertainment and a tasty Halloween treat. Train ride guests are encouraged to get in the spirit and dress up according to the fun weekly themes that include: Superheroes & Villains (October 14-15), Pirates & Princesses (October 21-22) and Witches & Wizards (October 28-29).
The whimsically decorated and diesel-powered Spookomotive -- crawling with spiders, cobwebs and cornstalks and staffed by a “skeleton crew” – departs from the Central Pacific Freight Depot on Front Street and K Streets. Passengers will enjoy a fun-filled, 45-minute, six-mile roundtrip train ride along the Sacramento River. Spookomotive train tickets cost $15 for adults, $8 for youths ages 2-17, children under age 2 ride free. And, for Spookomotive excursion train ride guests who desire a VIP experience, they will enjoy themed entertainment along with the excitement of the Mad Scientist and his crew of minions. The laboratory is decorated with a display of crazy experiments fit for the Mad Doctor himself. First Class guests will also receive refreshments on board including a special Halloween cookie. First Class tickets cost $25 for adults, $15 youths (ages 2-17) and children under 2 ride free (limited VIP seating is available and online booking is recommended). Tickets are available online at www.californiarailroad.museum/events/spookomotive-train-ride in advance, or at the Sacramento Southern Railroad ticket office (on Front Street between J and K Streets) the day of the train ride, based on availability.
For more information about Spookomotive train rides, the Museum or Foundation, please call 916-445-5995.