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