SACRAMENTO, Calif. (9/25/15) -- All aboard for Halloween fun! For three weekends beginning in mid-October,
California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum & Foundation will once again offer
engaging and entertaining rides aboard its popular “Spookomotive” train this fall season. With VIP First
Class train rides also available this year, “Spookomotive” trains operate hourly from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on
Saturdays and Sundays beginning the weekend of October 17-18 and continue October 24-25 and
October 31-November 1, 2015. Train ride guests are encouraged to get in the spirit and dress up
according to these fun weekly themes: Heroes & Villains (October 17-18), Pirates & Princesses (October
24-25) and Witches & Wizards (October 31-November 1).
And, back by popular demand, California State Parks, the California State Railroad Museum &
Foundation and Capitol Hornblower Cruises & Events have teamed up to offer a fun and family-friendly
combination package for Old Sacramento guests interested in taking both a “Spookomotive” excursion
train ride and a Sacramento Spooky Halloween River Cruise. The special Halloween-themed package
(with discounted pricing) is valid twice per day for the 1 p.m. train ride and 3 p.m. river cruise and for the
4 p.m. train ride and 5:30 p.m. river cruise on the dates listed above.
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. For those also choosing a river cruise, guests will venture the very short distance to
the L Street dock in Old Sacramento where they will board the Capitol Hornblower at least 15 minutes
before the departure time. River cruise guests will then enjoy a one-hour cruise along the Sacramento
River with chilling sounds of Halloween-themed music playing in the background. Children will also
receive a fun Halloween party favor when they disembark.