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Posted on Apr 11, 2011 in Featured, Fun For Kids, History | 0 comments

Excursion Train Rides in Old Sacramento


It’s April, so that means the California State Railroad Museum’s excursion train, the Sacramento Southern Railroad,  is operating in Old Sacramento. I had the pleasure of taking my son on his first train ride this weekend while enjoying the great weather and nice views of the Sacramento River, south of downtown along I-5.

All aboard!  The California State Railroad Museum’s popular excursion railroad–the Sacramento Southern Railroad–officially returns to operation on the weekend of April 2 & 3.   2011 marks the 28th consecutive season the excursion trains have been operating in Old Sacramento.  Once underway, excursion trains depart every hour on-the-hour from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekends through September.

Days of operation: Saturday and Sunday (April through September)
Hours of operation: every hour on the hour, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Departure location: Central Pacific Railroad Freight Depot in Old Sacramento (located on Front Street between J and K Streets).
Tickets: Regular Coach:  $10 adults, $5 youths (ages 6-17), ages 5 and under ride free.
First Class El Dorado Car:  $15 per person – all ages

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