Even before the weekend excursion train season officially kicks off on April 7 & 8, 2018, California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum & Foundation are proud to offer Tuesday Train Rides on the Sacramento Southern Railroad. As an expansion of the well-established weekend train ride program and popular among local school groups, Tuesday Train Rides will be offered to the public on nine additional Tuesdays, including on February 27, March 6, 13, 20 & 27 and April 3, 10, 17 & 24. Two train ride times will be available at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on the scheduled Tuesdays when the trains are running.
Tuesday Train Rides allow weekday guests to delight in the sights, smells and sounds of an authentic and historic working locomotive as it rolls along the levees of the Sacramento River. Appealing to all ages, the experience offers guests with the chance to relax and enjoy train travel from an earlier era. Passengers are treated to a six-mile, 45-minute roundtrip excursion along the levees of the Sacramento River. The train features a combination of vintage closed coaches with comfortable seats and open-air “gondolas” with bench style seating.
All excursion trains depart from the Central Pacific Railroad Freight Depot in Old Sacramento (on Front Street between J and K Streets). These Tuesday train ride tickets cost $12 for adults, $6 for youths (ages 6-17) and are free for children ages 5 and under. Weekday train ride tickets are only available 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 located at the Freight Depot until April 7 when it relocates to the adjacent Central Pacific Passenger Station at Front & J Streets. For more information, call 916-323-9280 or visit www.californiarailroad.museum