Offering the only train ride experience behind an authentic, historic locomotive in the Sacramento region, the California State Railroad Museum and Foundation are proud to present the 40th consecutive season of popular weekend excursion train rides on the Sacramento Southern Railroad. A total of five train rides are now available each weekend day and three excursion train rides on Fridays.
Train ride guests have the option to ride in open-air gondolas with bench seating or in comfortable and cushioned enclosed coach cars. Excursion train ride guests delight in the sights, smells and sounds of an authentic, historic locomotive as it rolls along the levees of the Sacramento River for a six-mile, 50-minute roundtrip excursion. Appealing to all ages, the experience offers guests the chance to enjoy train travel from an earlier era.
Weekend excursion train ride tickets are limited and interested riders are encouraged to book online in advance. If still available, weekend excursion train ride tickets can be purchased in-person starting at 9 a.m. the day of the train ride. All excursion trains depart from the Passenger Station.