California State Railroad Museum -- National Train Day! -- May 11, 2013
Park: California State Railroad Museum
What: National Train Day!
Where: California State Railroad Museum & Sacramento History Museum; Old Sacramento State Historic Park
Date: Saturday, May 11, 2013
Time: Museum hours - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Weekend excursion train rides -- departing hourly from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Cost: Free admission to both museums! Weekend excursion train ride tickets cost $10 adults; $5 youths ages 6-17; free for children ages 5 and under ($15 for first class tickets)
Celebrate the sixth annual National Train Day at the California State Railroad Museum and the Sacramento History Museum in Old Sacramento State Historic Park! More than 200 communities are expected to host events at local train stations, railroad museums and other locations commemorating this year's theme "trains matter." For this one-day-only, visitors will receive free admission to the two museums and enjoy special National Train Day activities as well. Visitors to the Railroad Museum will experience an abundance of visually-enticing and hands-on options inside and outside the Museum. Guests will have the opportunity to tour modern-day Amtrak California passenger cars, and learn more about train travel options in California by watching short films, browsing timetables and travel literature, and talking with rail transportation providers. Eye-catching railroad equipment from the Museum's collection of vintage locomotives and railroad cars will also be part of the celebratory event. Always popular, rides aboard the Museum's Interpretive Handcar and a children's "Chuggington Station" activity area will all be part of the fun on this special day. As another option, weekend excursion trains will be running as usual from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on National Train Day and regular train ride ticket costs will apply. Rail enthusiasts are invited to share why trains matter to them via Facebook (www.facebook.com/NationalTrainDay) or Twitter @natltrainday. Don't miss the rail-related fun!
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